A Chinese mechanical/automaton table clock

First quarter 20th century
Signed in Chinese and Western writing: Cheong S'Nag-Comton; Further stamped: Odon / Shen / Sheng / Hao
White porcelain dial with black Roman numeral hour markers and sub-seconds outer ring, within a gilt-metal floral repousse case, in tiered galleries with red and green stone detail, all set atop dolphin feet and a later-added rotating base; Two-train mechanical key-wind and set movement, double bell strike on the hour and every quarter, mechanically attached to a key-wind and set automaton movement below, activates on the hour; Lower portion of the case upon activation resembles a waterfall within three reticulated panels, has a rotating finial and eight rotating jeweled spinning trees
Without base: 36" H x 15" W x 11.25" D

  • Condition: Overall good condition with general scratches, scuffs and wear commensurate with age. Two cracks to the glass cover on the back of the clock. Moran's does not guarantee working condition of clocks and watches.

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May 3, 2020 12:00 PM PDT
Monrovia, CA, US

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