AUCTION : 0518

Instruments 

Clock, Watch, Jewelry, Nautical Instruments & Antiques Auction

Clocks & Clockmaker's Shop featuring rare French Industrial Series
Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 10:30am: LOTS 1 - 598
Preview: Saturday, May 19 at 8am to 10:15am. Limited Watch Preview Extended Until 12pm.

Precision Timepieces, Important Watches, Nautical Instruments, Marine Clocks, Jewelry & Antiques
Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 10am: LOTS 599 - 1192
Preview: Saturday, May 19 at 8am to 10:15am & Sunday, May 20 at 8am to 9:45am 
 

The Manchester Downtown Hotel (formerly the Radisson Hotel), Manchester, NH

Lot#: 281

DESCRIPTION: France, possibly Andre Romain Guilmet, a rare silvered and gilt brass, automated, battleship form compendium, the vessel bow with ram, fourteen cannon, and four anchors, the gilt deck with capstan containing a compass, two revolving gun turrets, one having an 11 jewel lever timepiece, with roman numeral silvered dial and blued steel trefoil hands, the other with aneroid barometer, also with silvered dial, the stacks with mounted Fahrenheit and Centigrade thermometers, the stern with ships wheel and flag, above the articulated rudder and revolving propeller, a movement concealed in the ship's hull providing power to the turrets and propeller, which may be started and stopped at will by a projection attached to the rudder, all mounted to a rectangular, molded, green onyx base with gilt trim and feet
CONDITION: onyx with minor flakes and one small chip at rear left, minor areas of tarnish where lacquer has been scratched, thermometer scales with minor tarnish, one Y shaped anchor hanger missing, bow flag missing, deck dirty and with a few spots of verdigris, turrets with a few minor scratches, barometer dial with tarnish, clock dial restored, clock running, barometer functional, clockwork for automation functional, would benefit from service
ESTIMATE: $20000 - $30000
PRICE SOLD: $20000
CIRCA: 1890
DIMENSIONS: 14.75in x 18in x 7.5in

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