An exceptional quality Viennese style regulator wall clock, the white enamel dial with subsidiary seconds and signed 'H.J.Norris, Coventry' with eight day time and strike dead beat escapement, the burr walnut case with ornate brass and walnut 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, circa 1880. Complete and running with winder. 92 x 17 x 42 cm
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