condition: excellent delivery available make/manufacturer: Large model name/number: Chinese Fusee Chain 9 Bell
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Here for your consideration is a large Chinese Canton bracket clock. The gorgeous ebony case is decorated with beautiful mother of pearl inlaid on the front. There are 5 brass pineapple form finials on the top to make the appearance of this clock even more impressive. The mother of pear floral inlaid can be found on the entire front section of the case, including the top crest, front door, and even the pedestal. The Roman numeral dial is made of porcelain without any cracks or hairlines. Engraved brass floral decorations surrounds the center dial. At the end of the sweeping second hand, you can find a Chinese double coin form, which represents good fortune and wealth. The time and the automaton feature can be seen through a large beveled glass panel.
This clock strikes every 15 minutes, Petite Sonnerie striking. The mechanism is 8 day movement, driven by double fusee chain. It's built with heavy brass and with engraving on the back plate. Also you can find a signature on it. The automaton feature plays every 15 minutes upon the clock striking. The figure opens his arm and reveals the banner showing, 4 Chinese character, which roughly translated, good fortune from god. Each side of the figure has a series of glass tube, which inside spins around to imitate a water fall. A music tone also plays on 8 bells while the clock strikes and the automaton playing. There is a glass window on each of the case that allows you to view the fusee chain movement. This clock is sitting on a rotating pedestal that gives you easy access to the movement. The entire clock is built with solid hardwood and solid brass, so it's quite heavy. This clock is currently in good working order and all features are working properly. It may need some minor adjustment after the delivery. And
AGE: 20th c.
CONDITION: No damage of any kind, no restoration, only normal wear and tear.
SIZE: 81cm tall, 43cm wide, and 22.5cm deep, or 32 inch tall, 17 inch wide, and 8.8 inch
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