18th-Century Capucine, circa 1785, enamel dial with black Arab numerals for the hours and red for the quarter hours. Finely cut, engraved and gilt hands above a brass ring for adjusting the alarum. Double strike on the hour and two minutes later, one strike on the half hour, rack strike mechanism with delay on a silvered bell above, the strike works between dial and movement, alarum mechanism. The alarum is armed by a pull-wind on the left, small lever on the right for strike repeat on demand. 8-day mechanism with winding on two barrels, anchor recoil escapement on a short anchor, silk-suspended pendulum.
Height with handle up: 11ʺ (28cm); Width: 4½ʺ (12cm); Depth: 3ʺ (8cm)