A rare mid 19th century French gilt and patinated bronze mystery clock
The painted glass 4.25 inch Roman dial with single arrow hand within a gilt bezel, raised upon foliate scroll supports, mounted on the shaped base with applied figural and foliate mounts and square plinth base with shell and scroll mouldings, set on a giltwood base with conforming foliate decoration, the twin train drum movement with silk suspension and countwheel strike on a bell, the dial rotated by means of a lead-off arbour from a pinwheel engaging with the toothed edge of the dial. 37cm (14.5in) clock, 43cm (17in) overall.
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