12 December 2001
A brass mignonnette carriage timepiece
Chinese (?), No.372. Early 20th century
The bambu case with sky blue painted enamel dial decorated with storks and flowers, with Roman chapter ring and gilt hands, the single barrel movement with replaced and later platform lever escapement, the silvered backplate with engraved Chinese inscription and numbered 372
3¼in. (8.3cm.) high to hilt of handle
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