A FRENCH ORMOLU AND SILVERED BRONZE AUTOMATON CLOCK AND BAROMETER
A FRENCH ORMOLU AND SILVERED BRONZE AUTOMATON CLOCK AND BAROMETER
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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).

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