THE ORIENTAL VASE CLOCK
French. Made circa 1880.
Fine and impressive, ceramic and gilt-brass-mounted,
8-day going, hour and half-hour striking table clock in the
Large ceramic vase body decorated with peonies and
foliage, ceramic lion mask ring handles on the neck,
gilt-brass lion mask ring handles to each side, gilt-brass
gallery at the base, the top surmounted by a gilt-brass
crouching winged satyr holding aloft a torch, a serpent
around his waist, hinged beaded bezel with flower swag
mount housing the clock, carved wood "Chinese" stand.
Gilt-brass with radial blue Roman numerals on white
enamel cartouches. Steel spade hands.
Circular brass plates, going barrels for both trains,
platform lever escapement, index regulator, striking on