Antique French industrial nautical desk clock

Antique gilt and silvered-bronze nautical desk clock compendium. French circa 1890 The case is formed by two ship's wheels with finely turned spokes mounted to a capstan with the barometer mounted on the reverse and a compass above. The whole is mounted to a wheel held in place by two spring loaded clicks mounted to an onyx base, this allows the top section to rotate and view both dials. The timepiece eight-day movement is wound and set from the back plate, it has the original high quality balance platform. The aneroid barometer is removed to access the clock movement. Both porcelain dials are signed James & Sons, Paris, the clock dial has Roman numerals for the hours, Arabic numbers for the five-minute marks and Breguet style, steel hands. The barometer dial with weather indications and steel indicator with a brass set pointer, and also signed with the barometer maker's initials, 'AER'. AER, Antoine Redier is probably best known for his enamelled globe clocks and alarm clocks, he was also involved in the production of Aneroid barometers. Dimensions; 8.25 inches / 21cm high, 8 inches / 20cm wide, 4.5 inches / 11.5cm deep

ID Number: 3989

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