Miniature Fusee Skeleton Timepiece by Bates, Tonbridge, United Kingdom, c. 1870, silvered brass roman numeral dial engraved along the lower edge, Bates/Tonbridge, blued-steel spade hour hand and pointer minute hand with ball and spire finial mounted above, the chain drive fusee time-only movement with recoil escapement mounted within modified "A- frame" cast brass plates and rear-hung pendulum, all on a rosewood veneered pedestal with linen lining and under a glass shade, ht. 13 1/2 in.
linen lining worn, movement in clean and running condition, original pendulum and pedestal, well-fitting glass shade.
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