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#: 284

DESCRIPTION: France, a rare, automated, patinated bronze locomotive form compendium, the stepped, black slate base on gilt feet with patinated rails below the large, steam locomotive, the darker surfaces highlighting the nickel, brass, and copper appointments, the engine front with cow catcher, the boiler with aneroid barometer, bell, steam dome with valve and flared stack with centigrade thermometer, the cab with shallow pitched roof, slender columns at the corners, and containing the clock and dial, a concealed movement in the base providing power to drive the six wheels, connecting rods, and piston, roman numeral brass dial, blued steel Breguet style hands, and 8 day, two train pendule de Paris movement
CONDITION: base with a few tiny flakes, feet loose, patination with losses, cow catcher with minor bends, bell stand with repair, steel connecting rods with shallow pitting and oxide, a few screws missing, auxiliary movement running, would benefit from service, barrel arbor with incorrect repair, bezel, dial and movement replaced, movement ticks, strike does not release at the hour and half hour, will strike if manually released, barometer dial loose, barometer glass with edge chips
ESTIMATE: $15000 - $20000
PRICE SOLD: $14500
CIRCA: 1890
DIMENSIONS: 16.75in x 20.75in x 9.375in