Mantel and Table Clocks

Singing bird table clock

    Singing bird table clock


    Circa 1880

    S. Marti et Cie

    Brass, glass, enamel, steel; mechanical work, carpentry, smooth finish, gilding

    48 x 25 x 18 cm

    On the clockwork mounting plate: «3251», "S. Marti et Cie Médaille de bronze, Paris"


    Table clock in gilded metal case. The framework of thin angles is mounted on smooth socle. Four facet glass walls are inserted supported by metal angles. The clockwork with round dial, with central Breguet style hands, silver ring dial with Roman numerals for hours’ designation, seconds’ scale is inside.

    Thin pin for clock escapement regulation is above the mark for 12 o’clock. The clockwork is pendulum with remote lever escapement and hour striking upon the bell is mounted between two round marked brass plates.

    Self-supporting singing bird movement is in the base. When the mechanism is activated, oval lid on the base top surface rises and small bird appears. It turns around and twists its head; sound movement reproduces bird’s singing. Winding hole and activation button for the bird’s movement are on the base right side.

    Winding key is in the set.