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Extremely Rare French Crucifix Wall Rotary Clock

France  –  Circa 1840

DIMENSIONS:
29 in.H x 20 in.W x 8 in.D
74 cmH x 51 cmW x 20 cmD

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.
PLACE OF ORIGIN: France
DATE OF MANUFACTURE: 1840
PERIOD: Mid-19th Century
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES: Bronze, Giltwood, Glass

DIMENSIONS:
29 in.H x 20 in.W x 8 in.D
74 cmH x 51 cmW x 20 cmD