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Empire clock, orrery and bronze music box signed by
Z. Raingo a Tournay.
magnificent instrument combines the functions of a high
quality clock, orrery, and music box into a French Empire
piece that stands 65" high on a mahogany pillar. Above
the pillar is the cylindrical bronze music box stamped
Arnaud Freres No. 335.
The pin barrel movement
is activated by the clock on the hour or by 3 levers
that switch the music on/off, play one of 4 selections,
or provide continuous music.
The clock is by
Raingo, and signed Z. Raingo a Tournay on the enamel
dial, tells the time and day of the week and strikes
the hour and half hour.
Above the clock is an ornate ring decorated with the
signs of the Zodiac and above this is the orrery that
demonstrates the movement of the Earth and the Moon
around the Sun and shows the age of the moon.
The whole orrery rotates once a year on the calendar
ring set within the Zodiac ring. The orrey is driven
by the clock movement but has an independently wound
Dimensions: 65” high.
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