English Perigal of London 4-tune Musical Bracket Clock
This rare English musical bracket clock is signed Markwick, Markham & Perigal of London, makers to International Royalty. The dome top case is crafted of eye-catching red tortoise shell with gilt brass ormolu. The three gear train chain driven fuse movement strikes the quarter hours, in addition to playing one of four musical tunes on the hour, on a nest of 10 bells. It also features a pull repeat at will for the hours and music. This piece is intact with its original crown wheel verge escapement. The convex round porcelain dial features Turkish numerals and two subsidiary dials for chime, silent, and tune selection. The dial is surrounded in polychrome champlev enamel, on a striking cobalt blue ground with gilded accents and a delicate floral design.
SOLDSKU: EMAR 1000 $125,000