4 July 2007
A rare French brass, silvered and patinated brass and red marble eight day timepiece with barometer, thermometer and automaton water wheel
With thermometer and barometer dials flanking a time dial with silvered Roman chapter ring, the wheel above with wooden paddles (every fourth in brass painted to simulate wood for counter-balancing) and geared to two rising and falling pumps, the single barrel movement with cylinder escapement and numbered 652, with independent single barrel automaton movement
13¾ in. (35 cm.) wide
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Derek Roberts, Mystery, Novelty and Fantasy Clocks, Schiffer, 1999, p.263, fig.22-23b; Sotheby's New York, The Joseph M. Meraux Collection of Rare and Unusual Clocks, 28 June 1993, lot 53.
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