French Rare Conical Pendulum Mystery Clock
This rare French conical pendulum mystery clock takes the form of a Weaver in this horological masterpiece by Bernoux of Paris. A two-tone gilt and silvered bronze figure of the Weaver spinning yarn stands atop a luxurious rouge marble and ormolu base. A skein of yarn acts as the conical pendulum, artfully rotating in a circle.
A concave marble dial displays the time on bronze Roman numerals with a skeletonized glass center to showcase the escapement action. Powering this piece is an 8-day movement with an hour and half-hour bell strike and a unique pinwheel detent escapement explicitly designed for this clock. Lastly, two matching candlesticks flank the clock adding a beautiful finishing touch.
The Weaver is among the rarest forms of conical pendulum mystery clocks. This stunning example is an important addition to any rare clocks or fine art collection.
The statue is signed by the sculptor, Auguste Nadaud.
Clock: 23.5″ High x 13″ Wide x 7″ Deep
Candelabra: 26″High x 7″ Wide x 4” Deep
Restored with one year warranty.
Circa 1875SKU: BSCH 35 $23,500 Inquire