Famous clockmaker Seth Thomas created five clocks which were modeled after one in the town square of Bern, Switzerland. This clock in Columbia, SC is the oldest and is an iconic landmark of Sylvan's Jeweler's.
Automaton in the form of a chariot pushed by a Chinese attendant and set with a clock, 1766. Signed by James Cox (English, ca. 1723–1800). Case: gold, with diamonds and paste jewels set in silver; pearls; dial: white enamel; movement: brass, partly gilded, and steel; the balance wheel and cock of silver set with paste jewels.