An early Swiss ebonised Pendule Religieuse, signed on the silver chapter ring Dumier ABurssin, c. 1690. The domed case has windows and sound frets to the sides and is surmounted by a carrying handle. The 8-inch velvet-covered dial plate has a silver chapter ring and elaborately pierced and engraved silver spandrels and hands. The eight-day movement has a going train with verge escapement, a short pendulum and Huygen's cycloidal cheeks. The striking train indicates the hours fully on a bell and has quarter pull-repeat on two bells. • Dimensions: 44x39 cm.
The Horological Foundation Desk Diary Project.
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