Mantel and Table Clocks

Mantel musical automaton clock in the shape of Cathedral in Rheims

    Mantel musical automaton clock in the shape of Cathedral in Rheims

    France, Paris

    circa 1835

    Bavozet & Fils

    Bronze, wood (mahogany), steel, glass, fabric (silk); gilding, patination, varnishing, mechanical works

    Height 85 cm

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    The clock case is made in the form of Cathedral in Rheims (Kathedrale von Reims), resting on a three-level mahogany base. The first tier of the facade is decorated with deep portals and arches. High lancet windows and slender rows of columns are on the second tier. Dials in the windows are in the façade central part in the second tier. Dial with white enamel round onlays, Turkish letters and two black metal hands. Pendulum movement with lever escapement, half an hour chime, musical cylinder for eight tunes, replayed every hour.


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    Инв.2076/ММП