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    Sale 12187

    Opulence

    10 October 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 94

    A FRENCH ORMOLU AND SILVERED BRONZE AUTOMATON CLOCK AND BAROMETER

    THE CLOCKWORKS BY SAMUEL MARTI, CIRCA 1889

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    A FRENCH ORMOLU AND SILVERED BRONZE AUTOMATON CLOCK AND BAROMETER
    THE CLOCKWORKS BY SAMUEL MARTI, CIRCA 1889
    Modeled as a fortress with rotating gun turret, barometer and thermometers, raised on canon ball-shaped feet, with three plaques engraved GOLD MEDAL/ AWARDED/ UNIVERSAL EXHIBITION PARIS 1889
    28 ¼ in. (71.6 cm.) high


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    Similar examples of this model were sold at Christie's London, 22 September 2011, lot 87 ($11,250) and 5 July 2006, lot 90 (£16,200).

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE COLLECTION