Clock, Watch, Jewelry, Nautical Instruments & Antiques Auction
Clocks & Clockmaker's Shop featuring rare French Industrial Series
Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 10:30am: LOTS 1 - 598
Preview: Saturday, May 19 at 8am to 10:15am. Limited Watch Preview Extended Until 12pm.
Precision Timepieces, Important Watches, Nautical Instruments, Marine Clocks, Jewelry & Antiques
Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 10am: LOTS 599 - 1192
Preview: Saturday, May 19 at 8am to 10:15am & Sunday, May 20 at 8am to 9:45am
The Manchester Downtown Hotel (formerly the Radisson Hotel), Manchester, NH
France, swinging mystery clock, 8 day, time only, spring-driven movement in blue painted hemisphere, the lower portion in gridiron style, ending with a smaller blue sphere, held aloft by a figure of a young woman in a flowing dress standing on a cast base which is mounted on a turned wood base.
CONDITION: the spelter figure of the young woman has been sprayed with metallic gold paint and her right thumb tip has been repaired. Rear of statue base has a seal stating that it was made in France and a signature that appears read "Belin". The rear of the upper blue sphere is absent. Small round movement with Brocot escapement is stamped "FRANCE". Wood base is not original to the clock. Minute hand is missing.
ESTIMATE: $200 - $350
PRICE SOLD: $450
DIMENSIONS: 5in x 5in x 25in