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Lot 89: A German porcelain small figural timepiece

Fine Clocks, Barometers & Scientific Instruments

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury

September 4, 2013

Newbury, United Kingdom

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Description: A German porcelain small figural timepiece Unsigned, late 19th century The Swiss five-bar watch type movement with cylinder escapement regulated by sprung monometallic balance, the circular white enamel Roman numeral dial with red Arabic five minutes to outer track and fine pierced gilt hands within convex glazed milled brass bezel, set in a polychrome painted porcelain case modelled as a globe stood on a stack of books draped with a map beside a figure of a standing cherub holding sprays of flowers, on square plinth base with gilt repeating panel decoration, the underside bearing underglaze blue mark for Frankenthal, 18.5cm (7.25ins) high.

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