French Bras En l'Air Mantel Clock
French Bras En l'Air Mantel Clock French Bras En l'Air Mantel Clock French Bras En l'Air Mantel Clock French Bras En l'Air Mantel Clock French Bras En l'Air Mantel Clock
French Bras En l'Air Mantel Clock

French Bras En l'Air Mantel Clock

  • This exceptional French mystery clock is known as a bras en l'air
  • The doré bronze maiden indicates the time with her arms in the air pointing to the hours and minutes
  • The right side indicates the hours, while the left indicates the minutes
  • The entire clock is crafted of exquisite doré bronze, Carrera marble and enamel
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Item No. 30-9189
$44,500
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This very rare and spectacular French bras en l'air (arms in air) mantel clock features a lovely doré bronze maiden who indicates the time with her extended arms and fingers pointed to the corresponding hours and minutes. Also classified as a mystery clock, the figure's hands appear to be free of any connection to the movement. The enameled hour indicators on the right are divided into 12-hour divisions, and the minute indicators into 5-minute sections on the figure's left. As the minutes pass, the figure's arms rise, dropping down to one as soon as it reaches 60 on the minute and 12 on the hour. The clock features a brilliant enamel motif of lilies and is set on a Carrara marble base.

Circa 1890

9 5/8" wide x 4 3/4" deep x 18" high
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Period: 19th Century
Origin:France
Type:Mantel Clocks
Depth:4.75 Inches
Width:9.625 Inches
Height:18.0 Inches
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