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The basic design employs a guilloche case i.e ie one made of silver, which is decorated with delicate engraving and then covered with coloured translucent enamel to allow the decoration to show through and after this enhanced with features such as sprays of flowers. Above and below the enamelling are decorative silver rings.
The chapter ring, which has blue roman numerals with floral designs between, surrounds a mirror simulating a circular lake around which a finely carved ivory putto rotates, resting on a gilded leaf. He indicates the time with a gilded clock hand.
The clock rests on and is protected by an octagonal leather covered travelling box lined with padded off white silk. Let into the bottom of this is a lidded recess for the winding key.
The clock is signed underneath the base Alfred Hof Geneve, Swiss 0.935. It is some 5.5" (12.5 cms) in diameter . The box is 7" (18cms) high and 19cms wide.
|Height||12.50 cm||(4.92 inches)|
|Width||18.00 cm||(7.09 inches)|
|External Height||18.50 cm||(7.28 inches)|
|External Width||19.00 cm||(7.48 inches)|