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    Sale 7604

    Important Clocks and Marine Chronometers

    1 July 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 15

    A French gilt and silvered brass and rouge griotte marble striking eight day novelty clock in the form of a quarter deck with rocking mariner

    GUILMET, PARIS. CIRCA 1890

    Price Realised  

    A French gilt and silvered brass and rouge griotte marble striking eight day novelty clock in the form of a quarter deck with rocking mariner
    Guilmet, Paris. Circa 1890
    The deck centred by a Roman dial, on tapering base, the mariner above moving with the ship's wheel as part of the compound pendulum for the twin barrels movement with anchor escapement and rack strike on gong, stamped GLT and numbered 428
    11 in. (28 cm.) wide


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    COMPARATIVE LITERATURE:
    Derek Roberts, Mystery, Novelty and Fantasy Clocks, Schiffer, 1999, p.255, figs.22-2a,b,c,d; Sotheby's New York, The Joseph M. Meraux Collection of Rare and Unusual Clocks, 28 June 1993, lot 15; a similar clock, with a black marble plinth, was sold, Christie's London, Important Clocks and Marine Chronometers Including a Fine Collection of Industrial, Automaton and Astronomical Clocks, 4 July 2007, lot 78

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