Estimate 8,500 - 12,000 €
a lot of the last auction!
Brass, gilt, silvered, marble base.
Silvered, Roman numerals, blued steel hands, aneroid barometer, thermometer with Reaumur and Fahrenheit units, compass.
Brass movement with applied echappement, additional spring driven mechanism for the rotating mechanism of the lantern.
very good, capable of running, cleaning recommended.
The bollard, wrapped with a hawser and mounted with an anchor, lifebelt, davits and ratchet mechanism has mounted above it a lantern which rotates, containing a double dialled timepiece, barometer, thermometer and compass.
A nearly identical clock is illustrated and described in: Derek Roberts: "Mystery, novelty, and fantasy clocks", 1999, Schiffer Publishing Ltd., page 259.