A VERY RARE 19TH CENTURY FRENCH 400-DAY DURATION FOUR-GLASS MANTEL CLOCK WITH STATE OF WIND INDICATION AND ANEROID BAROMETER, MADE FOR THE RUSSIAN MARKET

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Lot 19
A VERY RARE 19TH CENTURY FRENCH 400-DAY DURATION FOUR-GLASS MANTEL CLOCK WITH STATE OF WIND INDICATION AND ANEROID BAROMETER, MADE FOR THE RUSSIAN MARKET

£ 4,000 - 6,000
US$ 5,200 - 7,700

Fine Clocks

19 Jun 2019, 14:00 BST

London, New Bond Street

A VERY RARE 19TH CENTURY FRENCH 400-DAY DURATION FOUR-GLASS MANTEL CLOCK WITH STATE OF WIND INDICATION AND ANEROID BAROMETER, MADE FOR THE RUSSIAN MARKET
The case with moulded cornice over four heavily bevelled glass panels and a conforming base, the 4.5 inch enamel two-part enamel Roman dial with matching hands and recessed centre with running seconds and state of wind subsidiary dial graduated in five day increments up to 400 days, together with the instruction to 'wind up' at the end of the 400 day period, the spring barrel movement with an 'equipoise' pendulum mounted above and clearly visible between the clock and the enamel barometer dial signed with seven weather predictions and a scale ranging from 25 to 31 inches.


38cms (15ins) high.

Footnotes

  • Comparative literature: Roberts: Mystery, Novelty and Fantasy Clocks, Schiffer, Figure 9-23 which shows an identical dial, dated to circa 1885.

    A similar model was sold in the Joseph M Meraux Collection of Rare and Unusual Clocks, Sotheby's New York, June 1993, lot 64.
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