French, Movement No. 8, 450 mm, circa 1890
An exquisite gilt "Bras en l'air" clock with figural time indication "Femme fatale"
Case: chased gilt and patinated bronze, blue cloisonné enamel, marble. Dial: enamel cartouches. Movm.: brass full plate movement, 8 day-movement, lever escapement.
A gilt-bronze "Femme fatale" in classical dress stands against a decorative dark blue cloisonné ground. She points to the hours and minutes with outstretched arms against two white enamel scales with black lettering.
Similar examples are illustrated and described in "Mystery, Novelty and Fantasy Clocks" by Derek Roberts, p. 93.