A mid 19th century French cold painted brass automata clock G.F. Petit, Paris
Lot 94W Y
A mid 19th century French cold painted brass automata clock G.F. Petit, Paris
£1,000 - 1,500
US$ 1,700 - 2,500
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Lot Details
A mid 19th century French cold painted brass automata clock
G.F. Petit, Paris
Modelled as a fortified harbour below a rocky outcrop surmounted by a lighthouse, the dock with a replaced canvas painted in imitation of the sea, centred on an automaton model tallship, all raised on the marquetry rosewood base, enriched with tridents, dolphins, anchors and cargo marked 'Bordeau' and 'Marseille' centred on a shell, the 1 inch Arabic dial mounted in the outcrop, the signed drum movement with silk suspension and outside countwheel strike on a bell. 51cm (20in)

Footnotes

  • Related clocks are illustrated in Roberts, Mystery, Novelty and Fantasy Clocks, Schiffer, 1999, Figure 18-7A&B and Figure 18-19.
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