20,000 - 30,000 USD
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- A SMALL EBONIZED STRIKING MUSICAL TABLE CLOCK
• the three train chain-fusee movement with six knopped pillars, verge escapement, bell striking and playing one of six tunes on a nest of eight bells with eight hammers, the backplate engraved with rococo leaf scrolls • 3½" enamel dial signed Eardley Norton, London, Roman numerals with outer track for Arabic 60-minutes, set on surround decorated with enameled flowers, flanked by subsidiary dials for chime/not chime and tune selection, hour striking and music activated by means of two pulls • the ebonized arch moulded case with later top, gilt swags to each corner, standing on four gilt scroll-form feet • dial and movement signed
Eardley Norton, a maker of great repute, was Free of the Clockmakers' Company from 1770-1794.