Antique Nautical Automaton Gilt Metal Mantel Clock
This charming automaton clock of continental origin depicts a seaside fortress crafted of gilt metal, with boats in the water below that rise and fall with the waves when wound with key, set inside a finely crafed wooden frame with marquetry inlay on the frieze. 19 x 22 in. One foot is missing and another broken on the base. Metal architectural piece is not affixed to the base. There are cracks and losses to the wooden frame. Clock has wear to the silk and its movement and is not in working condition, but certainly could be restored to working order quite readily. Additional images and video of working rising/falling wave mechanism forwarded upon request.