A French industrial steam hammer clock

Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000

Lot Description

A French industrial steam hammer clock, c.1885; the staple-form case of gilt bronze trimmed sheet-metal raised on a black marble plinth, surmounted by a model piston cylinder connected to a linked control lever to a boilerplate platform on the left; between the legs of the frame a silvered anvil and hammer forms the visible portion of the complex pendulum. The dial signed 'Marcks & Co. Ltd, Bombay & Poona, made in France'; the circular French brass movement numbered 649, bell striking (hammer absent). H.450mm.