An Exceptional and Very Rare Scottish Eight-Day, Three-Train, Fusee Wound Quarter-Chiming Exhibition Musical Skeleton Clock. Scottish, Dated 1868.
This large and impressive skeleton clock is of outstanding quality with a complicated three train movement and a deadbeat escapement, striking the quarters and hours on a nest of eight bells. The clock incorporates a four tune music box located in the giltwood base a very rare feature for a skeleton clock.
The size, quality and ambition of this rare clock confirm it as having been made as a special commission or for an important exhibition.