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Topsy Blinking Eye Clock and Tin Advertising Panel

Auction:
2724M
Lot:
571
Sold for:
$1,476$1,200

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2724M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 03, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Topsy Blinking Eye Clock and Tin Advertising Panel, attributed to Bradley and Hubbard, Meriden, Connecticut, the cast iron case in the form of a black woman with red V-neck blouse, blue skirt and black shoes, thirty-hour, lever escapement movement and paper on zinc dial with Roman numerals mounted just above the hemline, mechanical connection provides automaton motion to the eyes which move up and down with the escapement action, all on an oval base, ht. 16 1/2-in. and a colorful tin advertisement marked in part Drink Topsy, Chocolate Honey Dairy Drink, ht. 14 x wd. 9 1/2 in.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Some paint loss and eyes and mouth repainted. Replaced hands on original paper dial with some wear and stains. Movement is currently working but may need a cleaning.


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

Meriden, Connecticut, Honey Dairy