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Silver plated Desk Calendar Timepiece

£1975
A super library desk clock, dating from c.1890-1900, made in France (Paris) for the German market.
The small silver-plated brass case is delightful – the drum movement is perched on two books, all mounted on a plinth with four finials to match the larger finial on the top of the drum. the drum sides are ringed, with silver-plated stars at either side. The overall height of the clock is only 7 inches, the height of a carriage clock.  The case is lacquered to prevent tarnishing of the silver.
The 3½-inch enamel dial has a time dial with classic Art Nouveau styled Arabic numerals within a minute track, and below are three subsidiary calendar dials, for day, date and month.
The overhauled timepiece movement has the original lever platform escapement. The backplate carries the trademark for Z & CO. PARIS, and is numbered 9707.
Guaranteed for 3 years.

Ref: GH377

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