A third quarter of the 18th century ebonised automata musical bracket clock. Edward Pistor, London

Edward Pistor, London
Surmounted by five brass torchere finials over the inverted bell top, term corner mounts and foliate scroll side frets and quadrants, flanking the brass bordered shaped door, raised on a shallow plinth base and four acanthus scroll feet, the shaped 7 inch silvered and painted dial, with arcaded Roman and Arabic chapter ring, with a shaped recessed signature plate and square calendar aperture to the matted centre, with strike & chime/ silent and chime selection subsidiary dials to the arch embellished with a trio of musicians, a monkey and a dog within a classical interior with garden backdrop, each musician with an articulated arm, the signed triple train verge movement with foliate engraved backplate, with a choice of four tunes struck on a nest of eight bells with sixteen hammers, and striking the hours on a ninth bell. 58.5cm (23in)