• Movement 
    Automatic
  • Year of manufacture 
    1970
  • Lot number 
    378
  • Location

Description

BOAT AUTOMATON BRASS CLOCK
French, circa 1870.
Fine gilt brass half-hour and hour striking, automaton
clock. Accompanied by a wooden base and a vintage
photo of the clock and a winding key.
Circular wooden base, gilt-brass with foliate and
marine decoration, central aperture with hand painted
port view background, boat automaton
Silver, Roman hour numerals, steel Breguet hands,
outer minute track.
Gilt brass circular, three train, fusees with chair,
dead-boat pin-wheel escapement with steel pallet-piece;
adjustable spring suspension pendulum with brass-cased
weight, ebony rod and blocking system for transport.
Striking on bell. Rod to activate the simple automaton
scene of ship pitching and tossing on a sea.
DIM. 57 x 42 x 20 cm.(with wooden base).
This particular clock
was part of the A.
Bumbach store in
Romont Switzerland.
It was kept until the
store closed and
comes with a wonderful
black and white
photo of this clock
probably dating from
the 1920's showing
it exactly as it still is
today.