Fascinating and rare nautical theme clock, automaton from the Industrial Series, Guilmet, France c.1880-1890.
This clock is a particularly well executed timepiece and displays a remarkable range of information. This industrial clock is an imaginary rotating brass buoy-lantern. Between four columns – carrying a dome/canopy - are two Guilmet clocks, dials with Roman numerals, two more dials one to display the temperature, another dial to display the barometric pressure. The clock has an 8 day movement. A large compass is at the top under the canopy. The clock is equipped with nautical-navigation symbols: a buoy and anchor, pulley and coiled rope. The base is of dark marble. H 49 cm, diameter 24 cm. Price € 14.500,--
Literature: See similar models pictured in Derek Roberts' book: Mystery Novelty Fantasy Clocks, (1999), page 257 and page 259..
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