Mantel and Table Clocks

Musical table clock with half an hour chime

    Musical table clock with half an hour chime

    France, Paris

    late 19th century

    Robert-Houdin, Jean-Eugène

    Wood, brass, glass, velvet; casting, gilding, incrustation (stand)


    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.

    The musical movement is located in an oval wooden stand, decorated with inlay. Two switches "Jouer" and "Changer" are on the left-hand side; a cord for starting the musical movement is in the center.

    Three keyholes for are in the clock rear side. The key is attached. Glass bulb is in the set.