4 July 2007
A French gilt and silvered brass and marmo nero striking eight day novelty clock with rocking mariner
Guilmet. Circa 1890
The deck centred by a Roman dial, on tapering base, the mariner above moving with the ship's wheel as part of the compound pendulum for the twin barrels movement with strike on gong, stamped GLT and numbered 1266
11 in. (28 cm.) wide
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Derek Roberts, Mystery, Novelty and Fantasy Clocks, Schiffer, 1999, p.255, figs.22-2a,b,c,d; Sotheby's New York, The Joseph M. Meraux Collection of Rare and Unusual Clocks, 28 June 1993, lot 15.
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