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A chinoiserie longcase clock, Thomas bridge, London, aperture' data-content='A date aperture is a cut out section in the face of a watch or clock, displaying the day of the month.'>date for the piece, usually considered to be five years on either side of the circa year. Thus, circa 1900 means the piece was made about 1900, probably between 1895 and 1905. The expression is sometimes abbreviated to c.1900.'>circa 1695, inside count-wheel strike, anchor escapement, brass dial, Roman numerals, date aperture and subsidiary seconds, gilt amorini' data-content='A putto (plural: putti) or amerino (plural: amerini) is a cherub or cupid frequently appearing in both mythological and religious paintings and sculpture, especially of the Renaissance and Baroque periods and later used as a decorative element in the design of furniture, ceramics, statuary etc. They are usually depicted as chubby males, or of indeterminate gender, often with wings. Their depiction may represent an association with love, heaven, peace or prosperity.'>amorino / Amorini' data-content='A putto (plural: putti) or amerino (plural: amerini) is a cherub or cupid frequently appearing in both mythological and religious paintings and sculpture, especially of the Renaissance and Baroque periods and later used as a decorative element in the design of furniture, ceramics, statuary etc. They are usually depicted as chubby males, or of indeterminate gender, often with wings. Their depiction may represent an association with love, heaven, peace or prosperity.'>putti molded spandrels are usually of cast brass and may be additonally chased and engraved. On painted dial clocks the spandrels are also usually painted.'>spandrels, the dial signed Thomas bridge, Londini, Fecit, the japanned lacquer case decorated and gilt with oriental scenes on a rich red ground 192 cm high

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