Mantel and Table Clocks

Mystery clock with half an hour chime

    Mystery clock with half an hour chime

    France, Paris


    Robert-Houdin, Jean-Eugène

    Wood, metal, velvet, glass; casting, gilding, mechanical work, wood carving

    Height 34.5 cm

    On the rear panel: “A”, “R”


    The clock movement is mounted in wooden ornately shaped pedestal, with gilded relief ornament with orange medallions and top panel covered with velvet. Mounted on wooden stand with rounded corners and a slot for the bell glass.

    Clock movement with attached lever escapement, hour and half an hour chime on bell, spring motors. Apertures with pins for the clock and chime winding, the hands setting and the clockwork adjusting are on the rear panel.

    The key is in the set.