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Magnificent Charles X Neo-Gothic Rod Automaton Table Clock, France, 1780-1820

This clock exemplifies the opulent craftsmanship of the Charles X era, featuring a Neo-Gothic design reminiscent of medieval architecture. Crafted from bronze or brass, adorned with intricate carvings and filigree work, it captures the grandeur of Gothic cathedrals. The clock's automaton mechanism likely depicts scenes or figures relevant to the Neo-Gothic theme, powered by a complex system of gears. Its rod pendulum ensures precise timekeeping. Originating from France, it represents the artistic sensibilities and technical innovation of the late 18th to early 19th centuries.

Additionally, this clock boasts an intriguing feature—a functioning semaphore as its crowning ornament. The simple yet captivating mechanism includes movable glass rods, simulating a waterfall effect. Standing approximately 45cm tall, it commands attention with its unique industrial aesthetic. The movement and mechanism have been meticulously overhauled, ensuring its continued functionality and reliability. A rare find, this clock blends historical significance with artistic innovation, making it a prized collector's item.

This remarkable French clock offers a glimpse into the rich heritage of horological craftsmanship, combining exquisite design with technological ingenuity. Whether as a decorative accent or functional timepiece, it is sure to captivate admirers and collectors alike with its beauty and historical allure.

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Magnificent Charles X Neo-Gothic Rod Automaton Table Clock, France, 1780-1820


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