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To the front of this is an inlaid scene of the harbour, including various buildings and ships. The automaton is wound through the front of the base, which rests on bun feet.
Enclosing the clock dial and the harbour scene is elaborate fire-gilt decoration with the highlights being burnished. Standing to one side is a man holding a scroll(chart?) and below are featured a drum and an anchor.
The clock, which strikes on a bell, is interesting in that the silvered dial is decorated with a tight wavy design, which must have been quite demanding to execute, presumably to complement the maritime scene. It is signed on the dial Fourcade a Cluch.
Height. 19.5" (49.5cms)
|Height||23.50 cm||(9.25 inches)|