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A rare French C1900 ‘Ship’s Quarter Deck’ Mantel Clock

£16,500

Simply stunning Guilmet gilt brass automaton mantel clock with Brocot escapement, numbered 1570

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A stunning ‘Ship’s Quarter Deck’ mantel clock by Guilmet. Outstanding condition and in gilt brass rather than the more standard bronze. This makes this clock look absolutely superb.

Gong striking movement with the silvered helmsman forming the pendulum. The gilt brass and silvered case in the form of a ship’s quarter deck set with a working binnacled compass. Additional sailor down the steps with a coil of rope. The clock being on a stepped black marble base.

The two train movement has the stamp of Guilmet and a stamp for Medaille d’or Paris. The sailor on the top moves back and forth with every tick of the pendulum. A truly outstanding collector’s clock.

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