AUCTION : 0518


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#: 282

DESCRIPTION: France, possibly Andre Romain Guilmet, a rare, automated, oscillating cylinder steam engine timepiece, the honey onyx square base on gilt feet, and supporting the black bronze boiler with cove molded top and bottom, below the engine itself, comprised of a large, A frame supported, spoked flywheel, connected to a rocking cylinder through a cranked linkage, the movement powering the automation contained in a black enclosure behind the engine, the enclosure top with a rotating governor in a bell shaped frame behind the wheel, surrounded by four silvered columns, and surmounted by an X shaped, arched frame with central spherical finial, the 11 jewel lever platform movement with Roman numeral silvered dial and blued steel Breguet style hands
CONDITION: base with minor flakes and chips, original surfaces now lacking their gilt, silvered and patinated finishes, boiler, cylinder, flywheel, top frame and movement enclosure now painted black, the other surfaces cleaned and lacquered, dial restored, movement with replaced platform, running, automation working. Flywheel appears to retain a bright, nickel plated surface below the paint, other components may also retain evidence of their original surface treatment as well.
ESTIMATE: $20000 - $30000
PRICE SOLD: $17000
CIRCA: 1880
DIMENSIONS: 18in x 7.25in x 7.25in