Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Automaton figure on antique French clock points to the hours and minutes

Antique French Bras en L'air Clock Automaton

Here's a really interesting antique French clock dating to around 1890. The automaton figure points to the hour and the minutes.

From the eBay description:

The gilded robed goddess standing atop the marble base has her arms outstretched. The hand of her right arm points to the hour, and the left hand points to the minutes, which are delineated in 5-minute increments. The gilding contrasts most beautifully with the blue enameled backdrop behind the goddess.

The platform escapement movement works perfectly, translating the clockworks through a clever linkage to the two arms, which when they reach their uppermost point fall dramatically to the lower starting position.

Here's where you can see the full listing including many nice photographs of this Antique French Bras en L'air Clock Automaton.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

The French antique clocks have always a beautiful esthetic and are of good quality!

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May 10, 2012 at 10:15 AM  
Anonymous Tara Spady said...

I am speechless. This clock is a real beauty. It is tough to understand the working of antique clocks as compared to normal ones. We should appreciate the time and effort put in the manufacture of this clock.

October 7, 2013 at 8:15 AM  
Anonymous brian said...

Very interesting and beautiful. I've never seen these kind of clock showing time by the goddess point. I changed my view about antique clock.

March 28, 2014 at 1:16 PM  

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