4 July 2007
Vertical Steam Boiler
A rare French brass, silvered brass and red marble eight day striking clock with automaton flywheel, piston and governor
The case modelled with rivets and with inset dial with silvered Roman chapter ring, hinged door to the front concealing winding square for automaton, the twin barrels movement with strike on bell and numbered 3772, with independent single barrel automaton movement
17½ in. (44.5 cm.) high
Sotheby's New York, Masterpieces from the Time Museum, Part II, 19 June 2002, 212.
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Derek Roberts, Mystery, Novelty & Fantasy Clocks, Schiffer, 1999, p.264, fig.22a; Sotheby's New York, The Joseph M. Meraux Collection of Rare and Unusual Clocks, 28 June 1993, lot 40.
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