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3147M Marlborough
October 5, 2018 10:00AMCalender

A. Rousseau Bras En L'Air Mystery Clock

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


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

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Larry Dalton