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gilt-brass skeleton clock by Verneuil of Paris - Details:
substantial gilt-brass frame, shaped like a sculptured
A and mounted on two heavy brass blocks,
has the going train mounted above the striking train
with a dead beat pin wheel escapement, gridiron temperature-compensated
pendulum with knife edge suspension, and a count wheel
striking that sounds the hours and half hours on a vertically
placed polished bell.
white enamel chapter ring with Roman numerals and Breguet
style hands is framed by a cast, chased, and gilded
outer bezel. A
white enamel half seconds dial is located below the
XII bearing the signature Verneuil a Paris.
below the main chapter ring is another white enamel
dial also framed with a similar outer bezel and indicating
the days and date.
Below the day/date dial the two gilt-brass blocks
mount onto a dark gray marble base atop four brass
bun feet. The brass-framed glass dome enclosure sits
on a gilt-wood base atop four more brass bun feet.
Circa 1810 - Dimensions:
14(36cm) high, 7 3/4(19cm) wide, 4 1/2(12cm)
Case size: 18(45cm) high, 10(25cm) wide
Verneuil operated in Paris in the early 1800s
producing a small variety of high quality precision