A LATE 19TH CENTURY PATINATED AND LACQUERED BRASS INDUSTRIAL NOVELTY STEAM HAMMER CLOCK, ATTRIBUTED TO A. R. GUILMET. No..466
realistically modelled with cornice and steam chamber over the shaped supports, on a stepped slate plinth base with brass bracket feet, the 3 inch square silvered dial with brass frame and applied Roman numerals, blued steel hands, the movement stamped for ‘P. LTRE’, numbered 466, with special escapement and pendulum operation to mimic the action of the hammer, striking on a bell
Guilmet first produced the steam hammer clock in the 1880’s, and most of his examples are numbered and also bear the mark of the movement supplier, in this case P. LTRE.
A near identical example, signed Guilmet, Sold at Bonhams, London, 16 December 2015, Lot 144, £4,750.