French Barometer/Calendar/Desk Clock


A rare and unusual French desk clock the case in gilded brass and gilded bronze.  The circular base rests on four ball feet and contains a manually rotated hand painted drum showing the signs of the zodiac; the base supports gilded clouds holding three additional dials, the two side dials show a barometer on the left, the right hand dial shows the day, date and month of the year, (all manually adjusted). The top globe of the world is painted in midnight blue and is inset with gilded stars, and houses the clock dial with arabic numerals; the movement is an eight day steel suspension system ringing the hours and halfs on a bell.  It is likely that the clock was made in France for the Spanish market as the names of the days and months are all written in Spanish.

Dimensions: 17″H (43cm) x 8″W (20cm) x 7″D (18cm)

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