4 July 2007
A French gilt and patinated bronze and rouge griotte marble eight day novelty timepiece with rocking mariner
Guilmet, Paris, Retailed by Dibdin & Co., London. Circa 1890
The dial with painted Arabic chapters and retail signature DIBDIN & CO. LTD./189 SLOANE ST/S.W.1, blued steel hands, the oarsman forming the compound pendulum for the single barrel key-less wind movement stamped GLT/PARIS
13 in. (33 cm.) wide
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Derek Roberts, Mystery, Novelty and Fantasy Clocks, Schiffer, 1999, p.254, fig.22-1; Sotheby's New York, The Joseph M. Meraux Collection of Rare and Unusual Clocks, 28 June 1993, lot 54.
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