IMHOF LES AGES DE LA VIE CLOCK
WITH LIMOGES STYLE PAINTED ENAMEL DIAL
ImHof, Swiss, No. 1802483, Ref. 24/441 Ethe enamel signed
"Richon". Made circa 1960.
Fine, square, 8-day going, hour and half-hour striking, gilt
brass desk clock with Limoges-style painted on enamel dial.
Gilt-brass, brushed and polished, fluted corner pillars,
dial frame pivoted to access the winding and hand-setting,
hinged handle and square feet.
Square, painted on enamel in the Limoges style with a
16th century-style scene of two couples representing youth
and old age in a landscape, gilded highlights, applied giltbrass
chapter ring with triangular hour indexes and Roman
quarter-hours, translucent royal blue enamel border. Giltbrass
scrolled baton hands.
8-day, nickel, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement,
monometallic balance, self-compensating flat balance
spring, rack and screw regulator, striking on the interior of
the "bell" movement cover.