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Austrian Animated Picture Frame Clock

Auction:
2804M
Lot:
194
Sold for:
$1,599$1,300

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

Description:

Austrian Animated Picture Frame Clock, c. 1820, oil painting on iron of a stream-side village scene with people, dogs, and farm animals, animated mill waterwheel turns as the clock runs and time shown on porcelain Roman numeral dial in the church tower, brass, one-day, spring-powered, time and strike movement with silk thread suspension, all in a gilt frame, ht. 15 1/2, wd. 19 1/2, dp. 4 1/2 in.
Estimate $600-800

Case back replaced with plywood. Movement ticks and strikes and animation in need of adjustment.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

oil painting, animation