RARE AUTOMATE NAUTIQUE FRANÇAIS DE LA FIN DU 19EME SIECLE COMPRENANT DEUX HORLOGES, BAROMETRE, THERMOMETRE ET BOUSSOLE A FINE AND RARE LARGE LATE 19TH CENTURY FRENCH AUTOMATA NAUTICAL COMPENDIUM WITH TWO TIMEPIECES, BAROMETER, THERMOMETER AND COMPASS

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Lot 78
RARE AUTOMATE NAUTIQUE FRANÇAIS DE LA FIN DU 19EME SIECLE COMPRENANT DEUX HORLOGES, BAROMETRE, THERMOMETRE ET BOUSSOLE
A FINE AND RARE LARGE LATE 19TH CENTURY FRENCH AUTOMATA NAUTICAL COMPENDIUM WITH TWO TIMEPIECES, BAROMETER, THERMOMETER AND COMPASS

€ 10,000 - 15,000
US$ 11,000 - 16,000

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4 Nov 2021, 14:00 CET

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RARE AUTOMATE NAUTIQUE FRANÇAIS DE LA FIN DU 19EME SIECLE COMPRENANT DEUX HORLOGES, BAROMETRE, THERMOMETRE ET BOUSSOLE
A FINE AND RARE LARGE LATE 19TH CENTURY FRENCH AUTOMATA NAUTICAL COMPENDIUM WITH TWO TIMEPIECES, BAROMETER, THERMOMETER AND COMPASS
The rope-bound capstan surmounted by a cupola supported on four turned columns shielding a compass over twin clock dials (geared so as to mimic each other), a Fahrenheit and Reamur alcohol thermometer and an aneroid barometer marked in French, all set on a rotating drum wound from below, the lower half of the case wrapped in ropework and set with a patinated anchor, a davit, a ships block and life belt, all raised on a circular patinated base. Clock ticking, the upper cupola section wound from the base and rotates automatically, as it should. 51cms (20ins) high (1)


51cms (20ins) high

Footnotes

  • A nautical novelty clock , automaton from the industrial series, Guilmet, circa 1880-1890(bollard) Guilmet ca 1860, (two winding keys)

    Comparable literature: A similar example is illustrated in Roberts, D. (1999) Mystery, Novelty & Fantasy Clocks. Pennsylvania: Schiffer Publishing, p. 257 fig. 22-9A. A similar model, is illustrated in Alan Qing, 2014, 'Antique Clocks, Art and Technology in Time, 1680-1920', page 144.

    A similiar example with champleve enamel decoration was sold Bonhams London, December 2020 for a hammer price of £12,000.



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RARE AUTOMATE NAUTIQUE FRANÇAIS DE LA FIN DU 19EME SIECLE COMPRENANT DEUX HORLOGES, BAROMETRE, THERMOMETRE ET BOUSSOLE A FINE AND RARE LARGE LATE 19TH CENTURY FRENCH AUTOMATA NAUTICAL COMPENDIUM WITH TWO TIMEPIECES, BAROMETER, THERMOMETER AND COMPASS
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