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An Austrian grand sonnerie fruitwood and mahogany automaton mantel clock

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An Austrian grand sonnerie fruitwood and mahogany automaton mantel clock the drum-shaped case surmounted by a brass eagle with displayed wings, above a gilt-metal-mounted lyre-shaped support centred by relief modelled entwined hippocampi, flanked by triangular uprights, with ovals above mounted with radiant sun masks, on break front base with bun feet, with mirrored backplate, the white enamel Arabic dial (chipping to winding holes) with central calendar ring, within foliate incised gilt-metal bezel, with relief modelled figures of soldiers in classical armour to each side, holding axes with which to strike twin bells above 12, the triple barrel movement with strike on two gongs and silk suspension, first half 19th century -- 21¼in. (54cm.) high See Colour Illustration (Plate 4)
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