French bronze and gilt bronze Spherical Weight or “Falling Ball” mantle clock, with barometer and thermometer. Top features a bronze standing lion figure atop a cover that lifts for the deposit of balls, over a decorative frieze and glass-sided rectangular case with bottom drawer for ball storage, atop four toupie feet. Dial with enameled floral decoration and colorless jewels above a wheeled barometer, also adorned with colorless jewels; a thermometer to the left and a rotating wheel mechanism that uses the gravity of falling balls to power the clock movement in the back. 22″ H x 10 3/4″ W x 6 1/8″ D. French, circa 1890. Condition: Overall very good condition, clock works functioning at time of inspection.
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