Mantel and Table Clocks

Mystery clock with half an hour chime

    Mystery clock with half an hour chime

    France, Paris


    W. Promoli, Robert-Houdin, Jean-Eugène

    Wood, metal, velvet, glass; casting, patination, carving, mechanical work

    45 x 23 x 16.5 cm

    On the rear panel and movement: “BREVET”, “D’INVENTION” in the oval; “R”, “A”, on the mechanism: “W. Promoli a Paris”; on the case, movement and key: “28”. On the sticker: “SALE 21930 LOT 159”, “CONTRACT 8990896 LINE 1”, “A good second half of the 19th-”; “1008990896001”


    Mystery clock in brass patinated case, on pedestal, with ornately shaped gilded base, on pyramidal wooden stand with top panel. Gilded cast ornament is on the front surface: a cupid - “atlas” supporting a cornice. A composition of gilded brass in the form of a column with two griffins and shells is installed on the top panel of the clock case. The clock movement is pendulum, with lever escapement, clock escapement indicator with scale, half an hour chime on bell and spring motors. The set includes a double end key with the number “28”.