1 July 2008
A French brass and patinated brass and red marble eight day timepiece in the form of an ore roller with barometer, twin thermometers and automaton dials
With silvered dials for time and aneroid barometer, thermometers with silvered scales to either side of the 'rake', single barrel movement with cylinder escapement, with independent barrel movement for the automaton to the base, its winding square concealed behind a door
16 in. (41 cm.) high
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Christie's London, Important Clocks and Marine Chronometers, 5 July 2006, lot 88; Sotheby's New York, The Joseph M. Meraux Collection of Rare and Unusual Clocks, 28 June 1993, lot 7.
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