Mantel and Table Clocks

Musical mantel clock "Amor driving a dog"

    Musical mantel clock "Amor driving a dog"

    Great Britain, London

    Circa 1810

    Hurst Michael

    Bronze, enamel, brass, wood, steel, glass; casting, gilding, polishing

    On the rear mounting plate: “Mich. Hurst”, “LONDON”, “4731”, near the scale: “1, 2, 3, 4”, “SLOW”, “FAST”


    Clock is mounted in the gilded chariot-shaped bronze case, on oval gilded pedestal with onlay ornament on the front panel, on mahogany veneered wooden stand, on four chiselled supports, with burgundy velvet top panel and a groove for the protective dome.
    Cupid, standing on dog-harnessed chariot with mascaron holds a spear in his left hand and leading reins in his right one. Wheel-shaped white enamel convex clock dial with Roman numerals for hours’ designation, minutes’ divisions, two goldish hands and an aperture with pin for winding the clock escapement, in embossed bezel. The musical movement with sectional sound comb, spring motor and pinned cylinder for two tunes is mounted in the stand. The cord for winding and control levers are on the right side. The clockwork is pendulum, with verge escapement, spring motor and fusee. Openwork lattice, the engraved ornament, inscriptions: "Mich. Hurst", "LONDON", number “4731”, the escapement adjustment scale with the hand, numbers and inscriptions "SLOW", "FAST are on the rear panel. The clock rear panel is closed with round polished lid. The key and glass dome are in the set.