This clock, likely from the Victorian era, provides a different perspective on artifacts from the era: the difficulty of establishing provenance. When researchers are lucky, artifacts are marked with manufacturer information or can be clearly categorized into a design type, providing a starting clue for the research process. Without clear record, we do not know whom this clock belonged to, where it was manufactured, or when it was created. It appears to be made of bronze with a glazed ceramic face. Its wheel trains are visible when turned to the side.
One can imagine this little clock gracing the shelves of a Victorian era home, but its full story remains a mystery.