Wick Antiques Ltd
Wick Antiques Ltd is located in Hampshire, UK
Late 19th century French gilt-brass & steel novelty ‘quarterdeck’ mantel clock by Guilmet, Paris
REF: sqkhvigpovok / LA319154
A late 19th century French gilt-brass and steel novelty ‘quarterdeck’ mantel clock by Guilmet, Paris, the eight-day gong striking movement with anchor escapement, circular gilt Roman numeral dial with steel spade hands, the case made as the stern of a ship with the upper poop deck applied with binnacle compass before a figure cast as a sailor at the helm rocking from side-to-side with the motion of the pendulum, with lantern posts to sides over lower deck accessed via a ladder to the left and with another figure of a mariner gathering rope from a coil to the right, on a moulded gilt base applied onto black marble plinth with gilt block feet. Footnote: The Parisian maker Andre Romain Guilmet is best known for his ‘mystery’ clocks, which hide the movement, and ‘industrial’ clocks in which the technique is used in timepieces representing, for instance, his famous animated pieces such as the Foundryman and the Lighthouse clocks.
Wick Antiques Ltd has clarified that the Late 19th century French gilt-brass & steel novelty ‘quarterdeck’ mantel clock by Guilmet, Paris (LA319154) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being Late 19th Century
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This Late 19th century French gilt-brass & steel novelty ‘quarterdeck’ mantel clock by Guilmet, Paris is located in Hampshire, UK