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An English quarter chiming and musical table clock with automaton, Rimbault London, circa 1780

Description

14-cm true enamel dial with Roman numerals and blued steel hands, shaped and arched brass plate with foliate pierced spandrels signed Ste. Rimbault London, date aperture below a polychrome painted scene with drum makers in the arch, their arms connected to the going train of the 8-day spring driven fusee movement with verge escapement, quarter chiming and playing hourly 1 of 2 melodies with 14 hammers on 7 bells, hour striking on a bell, ebonized case with true bell top surmounted by a handle and four pine apple finials, herm-and-trailing-flowers to the canted corners, shaped glazed panels in the doors with finely engraved pierced brass frets, moulded base with a brass plinth raised on bracket feet.

Sizes

(Height) 55 cm (Width) 33.5 cm (Depth) 22 cm
(Height) 21.7 in (Width) 13.2 in (Depth) 8.7 in

Price

sold

Signature

Stephen Rimbault London

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