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The clock realistically modeled as a lighthouse, the top section with torsion-driven rotating cylinder, the domed gilt roof above beacon comprised of four beveled glass-enclosed dials with clock and barometer opposite each other, and centigrade and fahrenheit thermometers in between, above gilt crow's nest fenced lookout; the lower section in patinated bronze finish, having incised rectangles representing stones and with numerous gilt arched windows on various levels, the round base with key hole for winding.
Clocks in the form of lighthouses were very popular in the 19th century, especially in France as part of a group of so-called "industry" clocks. This clock is of fine quality - the lighthouse of well modeled patinated and gilt bronze, the complex internal clockworks turning the top cylinder.