Summary

Clock mounted in cannon shell; clock movement by Maison Alphonse Giroux, Paris.

The round French movement is mounted in a German cannon shell case fired into Paris during the Franco-Prussian War (1870-71).

Physical Description

Gilded cast base with two shell fragments and iron balls on it. A lead envelope of shell is ribbed transversely and shows longitudinal grooves due to rifling of the cannon.

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