Clock dials like this were found across France on churches and tall buildings where a clock was needed. The French, more than the English went in for public clocks. This dial is interesting because it is made of Lava Stone which was enamelled with the numbers, name and place baked in so that the dial could withstand all weathers. Many have been replaced now with modern dials and we are lucky to find the odd old ones in out travels to various markets in France. They are however few and far between.This one has its old pair of hands too.