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    Sale 7604

    Important Clocks and Marine Chronometers

    1 July 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 4

    A French gilt-brass musical and automaton carriage clock base

    CIRCA 1860

    Price Realised  

    A French gilt-brass musical and automaton carriage clock base
    Circa 1860
    The case with foliate cast mounts to all angles, mirror-back rear door and housing an automaton figure of a Turkish tight rope walker set against a naturalistic background, musical movement housed in the base playing via 4.5 cm. long pin barrel, with manual trip to side
    17¼ in. (18.5 cm.) high


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    A musical and automaton carriage clock with alarm in a comparable case to the present lot and also with a Turkish tight rope walker sold Sotheby's New York, Masterpieces from the Time Museum, Part II, 19 June 2002, lot 213 and is illustrated, J. Fanelli, A Century of Fine Carriage Clocks, New York, 1987, pp.126-127.

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