An early 19th century French marble, ormolu and enamel skeleton clock with moonphase and revolutionary calendar
The clock surmounted by the lunar dial with age of moon over the main 5.5 inch Roman and Arabic dial with concentric date and month tracks, pierced gilt hour and minute hands and blued calendar and seconds hands, the skeletonised centre with five crossing calendar wheelwork, over the signature plaque in gilt on a blue ground, raised on an arch support in blue with gilt stars, supporting the subsidiary day dial from the underside, on four turned marble legs, in turn mounted on a rectangular white marble base with applied ormolu beaded border, paterae and diaper panels over gilt toupie feet, the gilt sunburst mask pendulum suspended from a paste set bezel, the twin train spring barrel movement with pinwheel escapement, outside countwheel strike on a bell and fine wheelwork of four and five crossings mounted on pierced circular plates, the pendulum crutch with fine adjustment; together with the custom made 19th century glazed gilt brass case of arched form, enriched with a repeating scroll pattern to the frame. 51cm (20in) high.
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