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Planchon Mystery Turtle Clock

Auction:
2804M
Lot:
174
Sold for:
$3,198$2,600

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2804M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
April 25, 2015 10:00AM

Description:

Planchon Mystery Turtle Clock, Paris, c. 1895, No. 1402, an engraved pewter dish with Roman numerals for hours, half hour marks, and quarter hour ring along the inside edge holds water to float the turtle that moves around to indicate the time, the dish is held in a bezel atop the gilt-bronze hexagonal case with engraved decoration and marked on one panel Planchon a Paris, all supported by six prone lion feet, with eight-day, time-only movement marked with maker's name, location, and serial number as above, regulated by a silvered platform escapement, ht. 3 1/2 in.
Estimate $2,000-4,000


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