4 July 2007
A rare French brass and silvered brass and marmo nero Belgio striking eight day novelty clock with moving band saw
Guilmet & Marti, Paris, No.1839. Circa 1895
The gilt dial with painted Arabic chapters, the saw rising and falling as the compound pendulum for the twin barrels movement stamped for Marti and GLT/PARIS, also numbered 1839
15 in. (38 cm.) high
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Derek Roberts, Mystery, Novelty and Fantasy Clocks, Schiffer, 1999, p.266, fig.22-31c; Sotheby's New York, The Joseph M. Meraux Collection of Rare and Unusual Clocks, 28 June 1993, lot 59.
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