An interesting third quarter of the 18th century gilt metal alarm timepiece
The shaped pediment with applied putti and flowering basket bordering the enamel signature plate, over the 4.25in Roman and Arabic enamel dial with conforming alarm setting disc and pierced floral and foliate scroll border, raised on four foliate feet over the gadrooned rectangular base, the single spring barrel movement with anchor escapement and rectangular plates united by tapered shouldered pillars, the alarm train with pull wind spring barrel striking on a bell, the bell interupted by a lever mounted above the dial, the movement within an integral glazed case; together with a giltwood bracket, the foliate top supported by a broad volute and shaped pendant. 29.5cm (11.25in) high.
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