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Antique French or France Shelf Novelty Clock

Price Type: auction
Sold Date: 5/8/2000
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France Shelf Novelty

Catalog Description:

C.1880, French, large Nautical Theme clock from the Industrial Series. The heavy automaton movement housed within the polished and nickeled capstan, rotates the brass section for about 10 hours on a winding. Note the lighthouse includes 2 time dials (opposite) for the 8-day cylinder movement, plus a barometer and circular thermometer. A large compass is at the top under the canopy. Surrounding the base are an anchor and chain, a davit with chain, a brass block with hook and a brass lifesaver - all intertwined with a long length of brass hawser. the whole mounted to a round black marble base. Base rotating movement runs; minute hand replaced; original clock movement will require service. Note the single time movement transmits power to the opposite time dial. We sold the cousin to this in Oct '98, lot 383, which brought $5800 + premium. Height 20 inches Reserve $5200

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