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Antique Unsigned "Oarsman" Model Clock

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Sold Date: 11/1/1999
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Unsigned Oarsman

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C.1880, French, rare "Oarsman" clock from the industrial series, in very good original condition. The most attractive feature of the oarsman is that his paddling motion with the oar continues for the full duration of the clock (8-days). He is suspended from a 3-point mystery suspension as used in a swinging arm clock, and has a heavy counter-balance that "swings" down into the base. The sail boat of wrought brass retains original finish and detail (+oxidation), with mast and rigging, rudder and tie down. The boat is attached to a separate casting of "waves", which is in turn mounted to a stepped rectangular red marble base, on 4 gilded skids. Must be partially disassembled for shipping. Note the twin to this lot sold at Sotheby"s New York, sale No. 6447, on June 28, 1993, lot 54, for $15,000+15 percent17,250. Height 16.7'

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