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French "Industrial Series" Nautical Desk Clock

This is an excellent example of a ca. 1890 desk clock by A. R. Guilmet, a famed maker of novelty and mystery clocks in the late 19th century.  The elegant multi-piece, cast and machined brass case is in the form of a ship’s wheel that appears to float above an old-style Stock anchor.

The case is attached to a polished slate base and is accented by crossed cannons with cannon balls at its base.  The whole is surrounded by a beautifully shaped twisted brass cable that simulates a ship's rigging.

The unsigned dial is engraved and retains its original silver-plated finish.
The blued steel hands are original.




(Item #EC-9)

(10" H x 7-1/2" W x 4" D)
(ca. 1890)
{Price:  $575.00)

 

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The eight-day, time-only spring-driven movement is clean with a new mainspring installed.  The cylinder platform is original to the clock and is in good working order.