Of English-inspired construction with circular-section post columns, inverted-urn feet and urn finials, pierced gallery frets, the front fret engraved with a coat-of-arms of three cockerels with lion supporters and a helm cresting, the bell held by a further finial to the plain four-legged brass bell-strap pinned to the corner finials.
The dial with long-tailed single faceted blued-steel hand to the silvered chapter ring with arrow half-hour markings, signed Jacques Layllet A Paris, in an upward curve in the lower half of the dial-plate centre also engraved with central dahlia flowerhead below a winged cherub-head and flanking daffodil flowers.
The strut-retained movement hour striking via a countwheel mounted on the back-strut, the going train with verge escapement mounted on the top-plate with pivoted crutchpiece.
Brian Loomes, 2005, sold for £9,500;
Jacques Laylette, Paris. Circa 1680
A Louis XIV striking verge lantern clock in the English manner