Tiffany & Co. New York. A Crystal Regulator.
This very attractive Crystal Regulator was made and sold by Tiffany & Co. of New York, New York circa 1900. This oval shaped case features a two finish alternating silver highlights with the yellow color of the brass constructed case. The case measures approximately 14 inches tall, 9 inches wide and 7.25 inches deep. This is considered a larger size than the more common size of 11 inches in height. The case is constructed in brass and has been recently polished and lacquered. All four sides of the case are fitted with glass panels. These panels feature beveled edges and are bowed into to conform to the oval shape of the case. The front and back of this case are fitted with doors. These provide access to the dial and movement.
The movement is brass and is very good quality. It is spring powered and designed to run eight days on a full wind and to strike each hour on the hour on a wire gong which is mounted to the back of the movement. This clock also strikes once on the half hour. The escapement is visible at the front of the dial. This design is called a Drocourt escapement and the pins are jewels. The back plate of the movement is die stamped with the Tiffany & Company's die-stamp. The pendulum is the traditional format of two glass vials supported in a brass frame.
The dial is porcelain is stepped having tow levels. The outer band features a time ring that is formatted with Roman hour numerals. The five minute markers are indicated by brass pin. The other minutes are painted on the time ring. The stepped in section features the visible escapement and the Retailer’s name which is printed in block lettering. Both dials are trimmed with a decorative brass bezel. The hands are decoratively designed and made of brass.
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