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    Sale 7604

    Important Clocks and Marine Chronometers

    1 July 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 13

    A French rouge griotte marble and patinated bronze eight day striking novelty compendium clock in the form of a locomotive

    CIRCA 1880

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    A French rouge griotte marble and patinated bronze eight day striking novelty compendium clock in the form of a locomotive
    Circa 1880
    The realistically modelled case with marble top and base with brass plinth, the steam engine with the clock dial set into the boiler now with card chapter ring over original silvered chapter ring, with blued steel hands, barometer dial above and thermometer set into the funnel, flanked by mercurial and alcohol thermometers, the movement with replaced platform lever escapement and strike on bell to back plate stamped 2517
    14 in. (35.5 cm.) high


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    COMPARATIVE LITERATURE:
    Derek Roberts, Mystery, Novelty and Fantasy Clocks, Schiffer, 1999, p.269, fig.22-36; Sotheby's New York, The Joseph M. Meraux Collection of Rare and Unusual Clocks, 28 June 1993, lot 8.

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