Rare Hungarian gilt brass mounted table timepiece, signed Patits Karoly Pesten, dated 1845, very likely a masterpiece. 13-cm finely foliate engraved silvered dial with Roman numerals signed Patits C., fine blued hands and center-sweeping seconds, similarly engraved gilt case surmounted by the large platform cylinder escapement inscribed zehn zapfen in steinlöcher with plain balance wheel, exquisite quality movement throughout with endstones, back with wheatear border signed Patits Károly Pesten 1845, ogee shaped ebonized base with foliate gilt brass mounts raised on bracket feet, together with a similarly signed winder, further inscribed Tiz köben járó nyolcz napos cylinder óra. (the city of Pesten was to be later merged with the city of Buda to form what is now Budapest). Autonomy 8 days.
Height 30,5cm (12").