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A Louis Phillippe ormolu and white marble great wheel skeleton timepiece

RICHARD THOMAS, LONDON; CIRCA 1840

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A Louis Phillippe ormolu and white marble great wheel skeleton timepiece
Richard Thomas, London; circa 1840
The case with facetted rectangular white marble base on milled toupie feet and applied with ormolu mounts cast with Apollo masks flanking a dog hunting wild fowl, the gilt inverted Y-form frame with large diameter wheel to the fusee with chain to the spring barrel with gilt end-cap pierced with six crossings and engraved with scrolling foliage, pin wheel escapement, ormolu laurel wreath bezel to the white enamel Roman dial signed Richard Thomas, London with blued steel hands.
12 in. (30.5 cm.) high
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