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Anonymous
 
Lot No. 178
A rare, historicist version of a clock in the shape of a book, with crucifixion scene
Estimate  3,500 - 5,000 €
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Product Details
CASE
brass and copper, engraved rim, cut-out floral ornamentation, hinged, glazed front and back panels, polychrome enamel, ivory.
very good, slightly oxydized, slightly worn
DIAL
enamel.
good, hairlines, slightly chipped
MOVEMENT
rectangular brass full plate movement, florally decorated, chain/fusee, steel ring balance, pierced balance cock.
good, to be restored
DIMENSIONS
160 x 120 x 40 mm
CIRCA
1900
ORIGIN
French
Product Description

The front glass panel protects a polychrome Cloisonné enamel crucifix with an ivory figure of Christ. A blue enamel book clasp on the side shows the nomen sacrum IHS, which is derived from the first three letters of the name of Jesus in Greek capitals.

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