UNIQUE Verge Fusee 18k gild sterling silver Memento Mori Skull Clock c1747. The clock case is made of 18k gold plated solid sterling silver(vermeil)-550g heavy!!! The clock case is made in form of a smiling skull with a free moving jaw. When placed on table the jaw is closed.When lift out the jaw opens and the skull smiles The skull is hand engraved with the Latin Motto"Tempus fugit" (time flies) ;with a sand clock with wings and with the owner's monogram. The clock case is hallmarked with the English sterling silver hallmark, year M for 1747, the head of King George , London city hallmark and master's hallmark.
The skull is mounted on a crossed bones. 76mm high, 67mm in diameter. Amazing high grade top quality FIRE GILD Verge Fusee full plate movement, hand finished and pierced, highly ornamented balance.
Please note that this is not an ordinary verge fusee movement, but a spectacular early verge fusee, with Thomas Eranshow style square pilars, fancy side decorations, each part of it is hand engraved, hand finished and gold plated! Fancy hand engraved silver CHAMPLEVE dial. It comes with the matching key. Do not expect a quartz accuracy from 270 years old verge fusee movement. This is a collector's piece and I do not guarantee precision time keeping MUSEUM QUALITY MASTERPIECE!
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Attention Sellers - Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva. UNIQUE Verge Fusee 18k gild sterling silver Memento Mori Skull Clock c1747" is in sale since Friday, May 11, 2018.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Clocks\Antique (Pre-1930)\Shelf, Mantel". The seller is "riaerica2000" and is located in Sofia.
This item can be shipped worldwide.