Mantel and Table Clocks

Table clock with a hand-pendulum

    Table clock with a hand-pendulum

    France, Paris

    late 19th century

    Robert-Houdin, Jean-Eugène

    Bronze, glass, crystal; casting, gilding, faceting

    50 x 34 x 23 cm


    A wonderful example from the Mystery Clocks series.

    A feeling arouses that the numbers and the hand are hanging in the air and the clock shows time by itself due to a thin transparent dial. In this particular model, the clockwork is hidden in the clock's hand in one of the round counterweights.

    The dial is fixed on three feet, two of them in the form of twisted crystal columns and one in the form of antique vase with flowers, located on the crossbar between them.