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George Prior A George III quarter-chiming organ table clock, 1780
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Details
Ormolu-mounted tortoiseshell-veneered
77 x 34 x 34 cm (30.3 x 13.4 x 13.4 in.)
Submitted
Place of Creation
London
Signature
Signed 'George Prior London'
Additional Information

The three-train movement chimes the quarters on eight bells and strikes the hours on an additional bell. The organ plays one of five tunes on 12 or 24 pipes every third hour. The dial has a multiple automaton with sailing ships on a rolling sea and a waterfall. There are six moving exotic animals under the cupola, as well as five exotic birds flying in the air. Signed on both the dial and the backplate.

Duration 1 week Dimensions 77 x 34 x 34 cm.