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A French rock crystal and ormolu mystery timepiece
A French rock crystal and ormolu mystery timepiece

UNSIGNED; THIRD 19TH CENTURY

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A French rock crystal and ormolu mystery timepiece Unsigned; third 19th century The crystal shaft pivoted in the centre on a steel bearing with a gilt-metal rosette cover, the watch movement signed Louis Morel with chain fusee and bridgecock verge escapement held within a pivoted and weighted drum with an ormolu foliate decorated sunburst cover, the arrow-tipped watch dial with stationary foliate pierced hand indicating against a freely rotating white enamel Roman dial with the motion provided by the slowing rotating watch movement upsetting the equilibrium 13 ins. (34 cm.) high
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