Marble Clock with Multiple Complications
A large and impressive Napoleon III marble mantle clock with multiple complications of pyramidal shape. The case is made of black Belgium marble and red French griotte marble. The movement runs many complications including a sweep second hand, moon phase, day, week and month calendar; patents and London exhibition medals for 1849 and 1851.
Temperature compensated pendulum; the Farhenheit and Celcius thermometers with Paris patents for 1838. These are wonderfully calibrated for such temperature markers as ‘freezing rivers; ordinary bath water; room of a sick person; fever’ etc. The clock is French but the movement is stamped for a retailer in Ireland. The movement rings a metal gong on the hours and halves.
Dimensions: 21″W (54cm) x 18.25″H (46cm) x 6.5″D (17cm)