A sub miniature Swiss gilt brass and enamel carriage clock, Seasons, circa 1890
The 1.6-cm annular enamel dial with Roman numerals is fitted in a polychrome enamel surround with a reclining lady in between flowers personifying ‘summer’. The spade hands are made of gilt brass.
The very small movement is driven by a spring barrel and has a duration of eight days. It is being regulated by a vertical balance wheel and cylinder escapement. The back plate is marked No. 234.
The rectangular gilt brass case is adorned with fine foliate engraving and is surmounted by a handle. Between the canted corners posts are beveled glass panels to the sides and back. The base has the names of the four seasons engraved in French.