Chinese Qing Dynasty Pendulum Clock
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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Furniture: Pre 1920: item # 995663
Please refer to our stock # 42-40 when inquiring.
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|This late Qing Dynasty pendulum clock in a carved wood case has a glass front hand painted with a double happiness symbol encircled by flowers. The brass pendulum swings behind the happiness symbol and the hour is announced with a pleasant chime tone produced by a small mallet striking a metal shell. The springs for the timing mechanism and chime are wound separately with a key (which is included) inserted into the clock face. The carving and shape of the wood case suggest Victorian design influence. Originally mounted as a wall clock, it also could be placed on a mantel or shelf. This piece is in working order but would need to be rebalanced after shipping as its moving parts are sensitive to vibration. Operating instructions (in Chinese) are on the inside of the case behind the chime. This charming reminder of old China is in very good condition. Dimensions: height 15 ½” (39.4 cm), width 11” (28 cm), depth 5 ½” (14 cm). SEE MORE ITEMS IN OUR COLLECTION AT WWW.SILKROAD1.COM|