07-10-2010 07-10-2010
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2513 Boston
July 10, 2010 10:00AMCalender
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Continental Painted White Metal Figural Timepiece depicting a Zulu Warrior

$770$650
Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2513 Location: Boston Date / Time: July 10, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Continental Painted White Metal Figural Timepiece depicting a Zulu Warrior, late 19th century, possibly a stylized depiction of the influential ruler Shaka, the bearded figure with gilt headpiece, mounted with large gilt metal hoop earrings, the movement set to figure's midsection, on domed, round base, ht. 11 3/4 in.
Estimate $400-600

lacking to screws/pins attaching bezel to body (holes are visible, but bezel is fully stable in body). not guaranteed to be in working order.

Keywords

large gilt metal hoop earrings, ruler, Shaka