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French Gilt Bronze Four-Face Clock with Date Thermometer and Barometer


A rare 19th century French gilt bronze eight-day four face mantel clock with date, temperature and barometer.
Circa 1855.

Maker: Jean Vincenti et Cie, the twin-train movement stamped "Made in France" and with Vincenti et Cie, 1855 Medaille d'Argent seal.

Height: 9.5" (24 cm)
Width: 5.75" (14 cm)
Depth: 5.5" (14 cm)

The urn-topped rectangular gilt bronze case adorned with a foliate margent to each squared-off corner, each face centering a differently functioning circular face:

The first with a white enamel clock face with applied black Arabic numerals hour markers and minute indices within a beveled glazed hinged bezel.

The second having an arched Centigrade and Fahrenheit thermometers mounted to a white enamel and black and gold-toned applied backing.

The third with a white enamel aneroid barometer with applied black text and indices beneath a beveled glazed bezel inset within a hinged door enclosing the inner works