A good third quarter of the 19th century gilt brass oval strut timepiece
C F Hancock, 39 Bruton St, London, No. 1173
The frame deeply cast with a running border of flowers including peonies and ox-eye daisies within elaborate foliage, enclosing a beaded bezel, the one piece silvered dial with Roman chapter ring engraved within a pattern of interlaced scrollwork, signed in a cartouche below VI, with typical Cole blued steel hands, the eight day movement with shaped plates signed along the lower edge and numbered to the dialplate, with spring barrel to an English lever escapement with monometallic balance, with hand set and integral winding key to the rear and folding shaped support 20cms (8ins) high.
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