4 July 2007
A French brass and silvered brass and marmo nero Belgio eight day striking novelty clock with revolving bar-bell press
Guilmet, Paris, No.1738. Circa 1890
The gilt painted dial with Arabic chapters, the single barrel movement with bar-bell press forming the pendulum, stamped GLT/PARIS and numbered 1738
12¾ in. (32.5 cm.) high
Sotheby's New York, The Joseph M. Meraux Collection of Rare and Unusual Clocks, 28 June 1993, lot 10.
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Illustrated, Derek Roberts, Mystery, Novelty and Fantasy Clocks, Schiffer, 1999, p.265, fig.22-29b.
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