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    Sale 7604

    Important Clocks and Marine Chronometers

    1 July 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 14

    A French gilt and patinated bronze and rouge griotte marble eight day novelty timepiece in the form of boat with rocking mariner

    GUILMET, PARIS. CIRCA 1890

    Price Realised  

    A French gilt and patinated bronze and rouge griotte marble eight day novelty timepiece in the form of boat with rocking mariner
    Guilmet, Paris. Circa 1890
    The dial with painted Arabic chapters, blued steel hands, the oarsman forming the compound pendulum for the single barrel key-less wind movement stamped MEDAILLE DOR/GLT/BTE SCDC/PARIS
    13 in. (33 cm.) high


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    COMPARATIVE LITERATURE:
    Derek Roberts, Mystery, Novelty and Fantasy Clocks, Schiffer, 1999, p.254, fig.22-1; Sotheby's New York, The Joseph M. Meraux Collection of Rare and Unusual Clocks, 28 June 1993, lot 54; a similar clock was sold Christie's London, Important Clocks and Marine Chronometers Important Clocks Including a Fine Collection of Industrial Automaton and Astronomical Clocks, 4 July 2007, lot 82

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