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A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED GLASS CIRCULAR MYSTERY TIMEPIECE
A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED GLASS CIRCULAR MYSTERY TIMEPIECE

OF RESTAURATION STYLE, 19TH CENTURY

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A FRENCH ORMOLU-MOUNTED GLASS CIRCULAR MYSTERY TIMEPIECE
OF RESTAURATION STYLE, 19TH CENTURY
CASE: the engine-turned ornamented frame supported by writhen and faceted columns to the acanthus capped arched feet with conforming stretcher centred by a flowering vase DIAL: with gilt decorated Roman hours and outer minute track MOVEMENT: the mystery timepiece with later cylinder escapement
19½ in. (49.5 cm.) high; 14½ in. (36.2 cm.) wide; 9 in. (22.8 cm.) deep

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Lot Essay

The style of this clock is in the manner of Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin's glass-dialled mystery clocks which 'baffled and delighted those who saw them', see Derek Roberts Mystery, Novelty, and Fantasy Clocks, Pennsylvania, 1999, pp. 219-232.

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