Mantel and Table Clocks

Mystery clock with half an hour chime

    Mystery clock with half an hour chime

    France, Paris


    PromoliI et Hausbourg, Robert-Houdin, Jean-Eugène

    Wood, metal, glass, brass; casting, gilding, mechanical work

    48 x 19 x 12 cm

    On the dial and movement: “PROMOLI ET HAUSBOURG A PARIS”, “Y”, “104”, on the pendulum lens “720”, “4920”


    Mystery clock in brass gilded case, on pedestal with figured base, on pyramidal wooden stand. Composition of gilded brass in the form of a vase with embossed ornament and handles in the form of fancy creatures is mounted on the clock case upper panel. Round glass transparent dial in polished bezel is fixed above on two cast acanthus leaves. The clock movement is pendulum, with flat balance, lever escapement, an hour and half an hour chime on bell and spring motors.