Lot 30

AN EARLY 19TH CENTURY AUSTRIAN STAINED AND PAINTED WOOD, ALABASTER AND GILT METAL GRANDE SONNERIE AND AUTOMATON CLOCK
the portico type case with four alabaster columns supporting the drum case and raised on a plinth base with floral and fruiting gilt pierced mounts and mirrored back, the gilt mask with a pair of gilt figures of Roman centurions holding hammers, their arms moving to strike the bells as the clock strikes, the central Roman enamelled chapter ring above a subsidiary calendar dial, the triple train movement with rectangular plates and silk suspension striking on two coiled gongs, the pendulum with large pierced bob, 
65cm high

The movement is winding, ticking and striking and the figures moving, but not fully tested or guaranteed.

Estimate: £1,000-£1,500