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Lot No. 615
Lot No. 615
Estimate  8,500 - 12,000 €
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French, Height 720 mm

, circa 1890

An extremely rare, unusually large "Pendule Industrial" in the shape of a wind mill, with automaton, barometer and 2 thermometers

Case: brass and steel, partly gilt, partly blued, black marble base, masoned wind mill, rotating wind mill vanes, hinged clock case, aneroid barometer, 2 thermometers to the sides with Centigrad / Reaumur and Fahrenheit units. Dial: silvered, Arabic hours, gilt centre, blued hands. Movm.: circular brass full-plate movement, platform with ring balance and cylinder escapement.

An almost identical, but by far not so large "Pendule Industrial" is part of the permanent collection of the Palace Museum in Beijing and is illustrated in the exhibition catalogue page 275 and in: Derek Roberts: "Mystery, novelty, and fantasy clocks", 1999, Schiffer Publishing Ltd., pages 265 and 268.
Case: very good
Dial: very good
Movm.: very good, capable of running

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