A late 19th century Viennese silver and polychrome enamelled model, designed as a harp, by Herman...
A late 19th century Viennese silver and polychrome enamelled model, designed as a harp, by Herman Bohm, with a cupid finial, otherwise decorated with figures and foliage, the shaped hinged base opening to reveal a key wind timepiece, the gilt fusee movement with a verge escapement, detailed to the backplate John Gottlieb Muller in Wien No 849, the signed enamelled dial with black Arabic numerals and with blued steel hands, the base raised on three paw feet, stamped H B and with city mark on base, height 15.5cm, gross weight 174 gms, with a key.
The watch movement is working, although we do not guarantee it mechanically. Stain inside bottom of harp case, chip to enamel to top of back of harp above the figure, some chips to the pale blue enamel to the top crest of the harp, the blue enamel spiral decoration to the front of the harp looks rather crude and has possibly been restored, otherwise one or two minor chips, but overall quite good condition. The largest harp string is a little more loose than the other strings.
The dial; several chips around the winding hole, hair-cracking in the 7 o'clock region. Chip to edge of dial at 1 o'clock.