4 July 2007
A rare French brass and silvered brass and rouge griotte marble eight day timepiece with barometer, thermometer and automaton press
With newspaper engraved Le Petit Journal apparently coming off a rolling press, with drums for time, thermometer and aneroid barometer, all with silvered chapter rings, the single barrel movement with cylinder escapement, independent single barrel movement for the automaton, above plinth applied with plaque inscribed MACHINE à IMPRIMER ROTATIVE
14¾ in. (37.5 cm.) high
Sotheby's New York, Masterpieces from the Time Museum, Part IV, Vol I, 13 October 2004, lot 609.
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