Description: the clock with gilt dial with Arabic numerals and small alarm-actuated dial within, behind domed glass front, the bezel and rectangular case in primrose-yellow
guilloché enamel with painted floral motifs, flanked by two silver-gilt fluted columns on a rectangular base, the top inset with an oval lid, decorated with view of the château de Chillon on Lake Geneva, lifting to present the feathered automaton trilling, dancing and flapping its wings, the sides engine-turned with garlands of roses,
maker's mark CM, Swiss mark, further struck: 935, in fitted brown leather case with key
Dimensions: 14.8cm., 9 1/4 in. high
Condition Report: In overall good condition, the base of the right column loose.
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