c.1895 French Animated Bollard Lighthouse Clock.

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c.1895 French Animated Bollard Lighthouse Clock.
Inv. #: f310
Description:

A late-19th century French animated Bollard lighthouse clock with a double sided clock, barometer and thermometer. When wound the animation movement located in the base rotates the top for several hours.

Case:

The gilt, silvered and patinated bronze case is in the shape of a decorative bollard. The lower patinated section has nautically inspired mounts including an anchor, life preserver and block and tackle and and sits on a black Belgian marble base. The cylindrical top section has four columns that support a vaulted top and contains a clock with tandem clock dials, a barometer, thermometer and compass.

Dial:

The painted silvered clock dials have Roman numerals for the hours, Arabic numbers for the five-minute marks and steel-cut hands.
The engraved, silvered Centigrade thermometer dial has a semi-circular mercury tube and gilt center.
The painted silvered Barometer dial is in French and has all the typical indications.
The compass above has a printed cardboard dial.

Movement:

The eight-day time only clock movement has the fast/slow out the front and a cylinder balance platform.
The animation movement is housed in the base, is wound out the back and rotates the top section for several hours when wound.

Ref:

For a similar example see: ‘Mystery, Novelty and Fantasy Clocks’ by Roberts, pg.259.

Size: 20 in.
Retail Price: on request

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