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Blackforest Cuckoo and Quail Automaton Clock with Garnitures

Auction:
2314
Lot:
390
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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2314
Location:
Bolton
Date / Time :
November 03, 2005 10:00AM

Description:

Blackforest Cuckoo and Quail Automaton Clock with Garnitures, with three-train movement striking on gong and activating the quail on the quarters and both cuckoo and quail on the hour, 7-inch dial with pierced Roman chapter ring and foliate-pierced hands, in sculptural walnut case of carved intertwining tree trunks surmounted by a pair of pheasants and bordered at the roots by ferns and toadstools growing on rocky forest floor, ht. 27 in., and a matching pair of garnitures with fluted cut-glass vases amidst carved bullrushes, pheasants and foliage, ht. 17 1/2 in.
Estimate $4,000-6,000

Keywords

Quail