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A. Rousseau Bras En L'Air Mystery Clock

Auction:
3147M
Lot:
140
Sold for:
$13,530$11,000

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3147M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 05, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

A. Rousseau Bras En L'Air Mystery Clock, late 19th/early 20th century, three spiral finials above the arched crest of pierced fronds, blue and gilt enameled background with a cast brass standing figure of a woman with outstretched arms pointing to the blue enameled hour and minute markings, all mounted on a Carrara marble plinth, interior of clock and rear plate marked "A. Rousseau," brass plate platform escapement movement with dual rods activating the figure's arms, ht 18 in.

Provenance: Larry Dalton to the current consignor.

Literature: A similar model is illustrated in D. Roberts, Mystery, Novelty and Fantasy Clocks (Schiffer, 1999), p. 93.
Estimate $15,000-18,000


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

Larry Dalton, Ancient Greek technology, Ancient inventions, Escapement, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Modern philosophy, Music, Philosophy