Antique tail ornament or lenticle for a large friesian tail clock. It is the urn with the eternal flame. The urn with eternal flame is symbolic for time, rooster is a symbol for the blessings of the early morning, the dove is a symbol for peace and innocence, sun and moon represents the passing days. Eagle unveils by lifting the curtain the transitoriness of time.
A small poem was said with this ornament;
The dove and rooster- the sun and moon-
the eagle above-All must praise the Lord.
Signs of use, dents little nicks and Dings.