A French brass, patinated and silvered brass and red marble eight day industrial timepiece with barometer and automata, for the Chinese market
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A French brass, patinated and silvered brass and red marble eight day industrial timepiece with barometer and automata, for the Chinese market

CIRCA 1890

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A French brass, patinated and silvered brass and red marble eight day industrial timepiece with barometer and automata, for the Chinese market
Circa 1890
In the form of a steam pump, the front inset with time and barometer dials with silvered chapter rings, also with Chinese inscriptions, the pump arm rising and falling with the revolving wheel and the governor turning behind, the single barrel movement with cylinder escapement, with independent single barrel automaton movement
18½ in. (47 cm.) high
Special notice

No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.

Lot Essay

COMPARATIVE LITERATURE:
Derek Roberts, Mystery, Novelty and Fantasy Clocks, Pennsylvania, 1999, p.265, fig.22-27
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