4 July 2007
Ship's Wheel and Lamp
A French gilt, patinated and silvered brass and black marble eight day novelty compendium timepiece with barometer, thermometer and compass
With aneroid barometer to the lantern, flanked by pulleys, compass inset to a bollard and thermometer mounted on an anchor, the dial with painted Roman chapters to silvered chapter ring with regulation at XII, single barrel movement with cylinder escapement, numbered 11954
12 in. (31 cm.) high
Sotheby's New York, The Joseph M. Meraux Collection of Rare and Unusual Clocks, 28 June 1993, lot 18.
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Illustrated, Derek Roberts, Mystery, Novelty and Fantasy Clocks, Schiffer, 1999, p.259, fig.22-15.
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Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous
Ahead of the sale of portraits of four different muses, we focus on the women the artist came to depend on so passionately