A Viennese regulator clock, circa 1880, quarter striking, three weight driven, dead beat escapement, white enamel dial with Roman numerals, the case with carved serpentine surmount and three turned finial' data-content='An architectural decoration, found on the upper parts of of an object. On furniture they are usually found on pediments, canopies and shelf supports. On smaller ceramic or silver items, such as spoons, they may decorate the top of the item itself, or the lid or cover where they provide a useful handle for removal.<br><br>Finials have a variety of shapes and forms. They may be urn-shaped, baluster shaped round or spiral, but usually taper into an upper point. Many real life shapes may also be used as finials, such as pineapples, berries, pinecones, buds, lotus and acorns. Sometimes animals such as a lion are depicted, or fish and dolphins.'>finials, glazed door and sides flanked by four short fluted columns, on tapered bracket terminating in a turned finial 22.3 cm high
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