20: Houdin Figural Mystery Swinger Clock
Description

Houdin Figural Mystery Swinger Clock. 6.25 in. dia. reverse painted glass dial with black Roman hour numerals, arrow style hands, a brass disc center with small unusual pinwheel mystery escapement and pendulum bob behind the hands and contained within. Dial is mounted at the top of a large 2 tone gridiron pendulum suspended on a rod held by a standing female figure; has a 3.5 in. star studded spherical bob with blue finish and applied wreath and crown on the front, the bob contains a round brass 8 day spring time only driven movement, numbered 878, which powers the clock and has an inverted pendulum crutch reaching up from the top. The spelter figure wearing spring garments, holds the pendulum up in one hand and a nest of birds in the other beside her hip; stands on a rouge marble base with 4 turned feet. Running condition (broken suspension spring), enhanced dial paint, movement unsigned, overall very good condition. 30" high x 9" wide x 9" deep. Weight: 21.75 lbs.

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