Ernest Alard in Maestricht, 400 mm, circa 1880
An extremely rare "Pendule Industrial" with automaton, steam-hammer-shape with half hour/hour self strike
Case: bronze, marble, gilt, silvered, blued, decorated, furnace with boiler at the edges, alongside pressure roller for steam hammer, industrial worker in front, pendulum driven hammer mechanism. Dial : gilt. Movm.: brass pendulum movement, anchor escapement, 2 barrels, 2 hammers/2 gongs.