4 July 2007
A French brass and silvered brass and rouge griotte marble eight day novelty striking clock with moving pump
Guilmet, Paris, No.146, Retailed by L. Vrapp & Co., Shanghai & Hankow. Circa 1890
The gilt dial with painted Roman chapters and signed L. VRAPP & CO./Shanghai-Hankow, the beam above forming the compound pendulum for the twin barrels movement with strike on bell, stamped GLT/PARIS and numbered 146
10 in. (25.5 cm.) high
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Derek Roberts, Mystery, Novelty and Fantasy Clocks, Schiffer, 1999, p.264, fig.22-25; Sotheby's New York, The Joseph M. Meraux Collection of Rare and Unusual Clocks, 28 June 1993, lot 34.
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