GIRL ON A SWING
French. Made circa 1880.
Fine and unusual, ormolu and porcelain, 8-day going, hour and half-
hour striking mantel clock with forwards and backwards swinging
Gilded and cast with leaves and swags, flaming urn finials,
surmounted by a porcelain-set urn, swags and tassels below the
dial, supported by two terms and flanked by porcelain medallions,
central leaf and scroll mount set with an oval porcelain plaque.
Annular white enamel with radial Roman numerals, outer minute
divisions, the center exposing the front plate of the movement.
Blued steel Breguet hands.
Circular gilt-brass plates, going barrels for both trains, special
escapement with two parallel escape wheels mounted on a common
arbour at a right angle to provide the forward and backward
motion of the pendulum, spring suspension mounted at a right
angle on the back plate, the pendulum bob cast in ormolu with a
lady on a hammock, outside countwheel striking on a bell.