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    Sale 7604

    Important Clocks and Marine Chronometers

    1 July 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 10

    A French brass, patinated brass and marmo nero Belgio striking eight day novelty clock in the form of a steam hammer with moving hammer and twin-light candelabra

    GUILMET & JAPY FRÈRES, PARIS. CIRCA 1890

    Price Realised  

    A French brass, patinated brass and marmo nero Belgio striking eight day novelty clock in the form of a steam hammer with moving hammer and twin-light candelabra
    Guilmet & Japy Frères, Paris. Circa 1890
    The dial applied with Roman chapters, with replaced silvered metal engineer figure to the side, the hammer rising and falling as part of the compound pendulum for the twin barrels movement with strike on bell, stamped GLT/PARIS and for JAPY FRÈRES and numbered 487; the candelabra side pieces in the form of roller presses
    The clock -- 17½ in. (44.5 cm.) high; the side pieces -- 10 in. (25.5 cm.) high (3)


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    COMPARATIVE LITERATURE:
    Derek Roberts, Mystery, Novelty and Fantasy Clocks, Schiffer, 1999, p.260, fig.22-19; Sotheby's New York, The Joseph M. Meraux
    Collection of Rare and Unusual Clocks
    , 28 June 1993, lot 37; Christie's London, Important Clocks and Marine Chronometers, 6 December 2006, lot 49.

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