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A FRENCH PART-SILVERED BRASS STRIKING NOVELTY CLOCK WITH BAROMETER, THERMOMETERS AND AUTOMATON GUN TURRET
A FRENCH PART-SILVERED BRASS STRIKING NOVELTY CLOCK WITH BAROMETER, THERMOMETERS AND AUTOMATON GUN TURRET

THE CLOCK MOVEMENT BY S. MARTI. CIRCA 1880

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A FRENCH PART-SILVERED BRASS STRIKING NOVELTY CLOCK WITH BAROMETER, THERMOMETERS AND AUTOMATON GUN TURRET THE CLOCK MOVEMENT BY S. MARTI. CIRCA 1880 CASE: rotating top with cannons and flag, above a tower, flaming cannon mounts to sides, base with lion masks and shell casings, on cannon ball feet DIALS: time dial above aneroid barometer dial, flaming torches with applied thermometers (one lacking, one with mercury tube), the movement with twin barrels, cylinder escapement and strike on bell (lacking), back plate stamped for 'L R' and 'S. Marti', independent single barrel automaton movement to top; automaton winding key 30¼ in. (77 cm.) high, 11½ in. (29 cm.) wide; 11½ in. (29 cm.) deep

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Similar examples have been sold Christie's London, 4 July 2007, lot 124 (£8400) and another on 5 July 2006, lot 90 (£16,200).

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