A fine and rare late 18th century glass-mounted six-tune musical table clock made for the Export market
George Prior, London
Surmounted by a cut glass cupola supported on six facetted glass columns over a concave moulded plinth set with gilt repousse mounts of open scrollwork, each corner out-set and carrying an urn finial on blocks supported by facetted columns to double-scrolled supports, the sides set with pierced scroll mounts, the case decorated all over with floral sprigs, urns and panels of geometric patterns, all on a yellow ground, the front door of shaped outline revealing the shaped mask decorated with multi coloured sprigs of flowers on a blue mask with 6.5 inch signed silvered engraved Turkish dial with matching hands and subsidiaries above for Chime/Not Chime and numbered tune selection including Song;Minuet;March;Air;Dance and Hornpipe, the substantial triple wire fusee movement with verge escapement striking the hours on a large bell and playing the tunes on a run of twelve hammers and bells, the signed backplate engraved with patterns of scrolls and a central basket of flowers 72cms (2ft 4.25ins) high.
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