1 July 2008
A French enamel, gilt-brass and rouge marble eight day globe timepiece
The painted enamel globe with English inscriptions, with monogram within a cartouche, steel hour hand curving from the Arctic to indicate the time on a gilt-brass band at the equatorial position applied with twice 12 individual white enamel Arabic chapters, also calibrated 0-11 twice and engraved with half hour markers, the globe pivoted within a circular frame for manual adjustment, the hour hand revolving once every 24 hours, single barrel movement with platform cylinder escapement, on baluster column rising from a circular base on octagonal red marble plinth
7½ in (19 cm.) high
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Similar globe clocks have been sold, Christie's London, Important Clocks and Marine Chronometers Including the Collection of the Late Barbara Penny, 20 February 2008, lot 35; Christie's South Kensington, Style and Spirit, 13 May 2008, lot 443.
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