A George III satinwood striking balloon clock
signed Leplastrier & Son, London
first quarter 19th century
The waisted case with leaf capped handles to the sides, brass sound fret above an arched moulded plinth raised on brass bracket feet, painted white dial with roman chapters and regulation dial at XII o'clock, gilt hands, shaped rectangular twin fusee movement with anchor escapement, rise and fall to spring suspended pendulum, striking the hour on a bell, back plate engraved with scrolls and foliage.
height 18.5in (47cm)
- The case appears to be fruitwood, possibly formerly ebonized.