Guilmet Light-House Clock, Circa 1880
Guilmet Light-House Clock, Circa 1880
Guilmet Light-House Clock, Circa 1880
Guilmet Light-House Clock, Circa 1880
Guilmet Light-House Clock, Circa 1880
Guilmet Light-House Clock, Circa 1880
Guilmet Light-House Clock, Circa 1880

Guilmet Light-House Clock, Circa 1880

A particularly good example of a Guilmet light-house clock, circa 1880, resting on a circular rouge marble base. Above this is a two tier stepped base outlined to simulate stone blocks and there are windows and a door depicted on it. The mechanism which rotates the ”light” on top is housed in and wound through this. The column is in smaller block-work than the base and is shown with two  “windows”. Above this is the rotating “light” surrounded by a gilded and fretted gallery. To one side is a barometer and on the other an 8 day clock. At a point 90 degrees between them are thermometers, one centigrade and the other Fahrenheit. Above these is a gilt dome with gilded finial and decorative gilded strips extending out to a ring. To the top of the lighthouse is a weather vane.  French by Guilmet, Paris circa 1880.  45 cm high.