4 July 2007
A French brass and silvered brass and marmo nero Belgio eight day striking novelty clock with revolving bar-bell press
Guilmet, Paris, No.1738. Circa 1890
The gilt painted dial with Arabic chapters, the single barrel movement with bar-bell press forming the pendulum, stamped GLT/PARIS and numbered 1738
12¾ in. (32.5 cm.) high
Sotheby's New York, The Joseph M. Meraux Collection of Rare and Unusual Clocks, 28 June 1993, lot 10.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
Illustrated, Derek Roberts, Mystery, Novelty and Fantasy Clocks, Schiffer, 1999, p.265, fig.22-29b.
No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
Enjoy a 360-degree view of The Collector, our sale series showcasing furniture, objects and works of art from the 17th to the 19th century.
From Belle Epoque to Art Deco, mystery clocks to prism clocks — illustrated with lots offered in our online sale, A Collection of 101 Cartier Clocks
Christie’s Senior International Clocks Specialist Will Strafford offers points to consider when buying French clocks, from age to condition
A 360-degree view of our first group of Classic Week sales
Auction records set for Sanyu, Dana Schutz, Nguyen Phan Chanh and other great artists as Christie’s continues to reimagine the auction concept