Extremely Rare French Crucifix Wall Rotary Clock

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Unusual striking clock with a magnificent gilded wood frame having a glass front enclosing and a bronze doré Christ on a wooden cross. The time is given by Roman numeral on a midnight blue lacquered globe sprinkled with gilded stars above a pair of angels surmounting the cross. The frame opens to reveal the 8 days movement which strikes the hours on a gong. The clock comes with its pendulum and key and was completely revised by a clock master.
You can see in a book by Tardy “French clock the world over” page 338 a comparable Crucifix clock.
Very good condition.
Details
Of the Period
Other
Place of Origin
France
Date of Manufacture
1840
Period
Mid-19th Century
Materials and Techniques
Bronze
Glass
Giltwood
Condition
Good
Dimensions
29 in. H x 20 in. W x 8 in. D
74 cm H x 51 cm W x 20 cm D
Dealer Location
Charleston, SC
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU92026611453
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