AUCTION : 1019

Lots 782 - 798: Swinging Arm Clocks, Japanese Stick Clock, Animated, Picture Frame Clocks, etc.

Lot#: 782

DESCRIPTION: An early 20th century transparent mystery clock and bank trade stimulator, the chatelaine hung octagonal brass dial with etched, bronze filled arabic numerals and chapter ring, and also "Time To Start An Account", counter weighted, gold painted wooden hands, the minute hand tail containing an 8 day Hebdomas movement, and with glass sign hung below 6:00 with an invitation to the public to inquire "What makes it go?"
CONDITION: dial and sign very good, front surface with a few small etched spots near 10:00, minor discoloration to bronze powder infill, chain and other hardware with tarnish, hands dirty, one brass strap hanger for sign missing, running, hands advancing, would benefit from service
ESTIMATE: $1500 - $2000
CIRCA: 1930
DIMENSIONS: 24in x 24in x

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Lot#: 783

DESCRIPTION: Japan, a small Shaku Dokei or Pillar clock, the hanging wooden case with black lacquered scale showing equal hours, and the right with engraved brass movable indicators, a drawer at the bottom containing the key, and simple glazed hood allowing full view of the engraved brass weight powered movement with verge escapement, decorated balance with movable weights, the front plate engraved with bulbous vessel containing chrysanthemums, and short, turned corner pillars
CONDITION: case cleaned, right hand display with half of the hour markers missing, case bottom and drawer replaced, hood replaced, weight with holes drilled in the ends, movement dirty, running, needs service
ESTIMATE: $2000 - $2500
DIMENSIONS: 15.75in x 2.75in x 2.125in

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Lot#: 784

DESCRIPTION: France, a large, early twentieth century figural swinger, the patinated spelter composition signed Picault, and featuring a standing, loincloth clad male figure with helmet before a stump with hanging goatskin, his left foot resting on the head of a slain beast, and left hand held aloft and supporting the combination compound pendulum/ clock case, the patinated upper sphere containing the movement and with applied, stylized roman numerals and pierced hands, above the three rod, faux gridiron pendulum terminating in a smaller patinated sphere, all resting on an ebonized oval plinth
CONDITION: bar supporting the clock repaired, sculpture with a good original surface, small blisters, plinth replaced, clock case with minor dent at 3:00, patinated surface with minor wear and dirt, lower sphere with touch ups to surface, minute hand repaired, movement ticking
ESTIMATE: $3000 - $4000
CIRCA: 1900
DIMENSIONS: x 12.5in x 9.5in

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Lot#: 785

DESCRIPTION: France, an imposing figural swinger, titled "L' Avenir", the patinated spelter composition signed Moreau, featuring a half nude female figure with flowing dress, her arms outstretched and head slightly back, a putto at her waist, and one at her feet, all on an asymmetrical rock or cloud form base, and turned, ebonized plinth, the combination compound pendulum/ clock case suspended in her left hand, the upper sphere containing the movement and with applied, stylized roman numerals and pierced hands, above the three rod, faux gridiron pendulum terminating in a smaller patinated sphere
CONDITION: ebonized base added, sculpture refinished, swinging clock/ pendulum a late 20th century replacement
ESTIMATE: $1800 - $2500
CIRCA: 1900
DIMENSIONS: 57in x 15in x

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Lot#: 786

DESCRIPTION: Junghans, Germany, a rare "Statue of Liberty" swinging clock, the patinated spelter figure holding a tablet at her left engraved "4th July 1776", the jewel bar attached to the torch in her right hand, supporting the gilt and faux gilt clock case and pendulum, 8 day time only movement with silvered metal dial, luminous arabic numerals and luminous blued steel hands, all on an ebonized wooden base with canted corners and chamfered edge
CONDITION: ebonizing alligatored, original patinated surface very good, clock case and pendulum dirty, with minor tarnish and with losses to finish, left side of case with two small dents, dial good, with losses to luminous compound, hands good, with losses to luminous compound, ticking
ESTIMATE: $1800 - $2500
CIRCA: 1920
DIMENSIONS: 18.75in x 4.75in x 4.75in

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Lot#: 787

DESCRIPTION: A large figural swinger, the patinated spelter figure of a conquistador standing on a molded round base, left hand at his hip, with his right arm held aloft supporting the combination compound pendulum/ clock case, the upper patinated sphere containing the movement and with applied, stylized roman numerals and pierced and engraved hands, above the three rod, faux gridiron pendulum terminating in a smaller patinated sphere
CONDITION: figure early 20th century, bronzed surface in good condition, with minor losses and touch ups, plinth added, the torch in his right hand modified to accept a swinging clock, the clock/ pendulum assembly late 20th century, made up of new and old parts
ESTIMATE: $1600 - $2200

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Lot#: 788

DESCRIPTION: French, 8 day, spring driven brass movement female swinger novelty timepiece.
CONDITION: Cast spelter case in nice condition with remains of original patination. Original porcelian dial is perfect. Original hands. Remains of gilding on the cast brass parts that makeup the pendulum.
ESTIMATE: $900 - $1200
CIRCA: 1900
DIMENSIONS: 17.75in x 5.5in x 5.5in

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Lot#: 789

DESCRIPTION: France, a late 19th century French figural swinging clock, the patinated spelter female figure in flowing dress, with vines and flowers, her left arm raised and supporting the swinging clock and pendulum, the upper patinated sphere with applied roman numerals and pierced and engraved hands, and containing the 8 day clock movement, above the faux gridiron pendulum with smaller patinated sphere at bottom, all on a molded round base and turned, faux marble wooden plinth with plaque marked "Fruits d'Automne Par A. Moreau"
CONDITION: figure dirty and with losses to patination, front half of clock case a bit darker than the back, minor bump to numeral 4, steel rods with minor oxide, running
ESTIMATE: $800 - $1200
CIRCA: 1890
DIMENSIONS: 22.5in x 6.375in x

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Lot#: 790

DESCRIPTION: Junghans, Germany, a rare kangaroo swinging clock, the patinated, standing figure holding the jewel bar in his mouth supporting the swinging clock, the gilt and yellow painted case with patinated bezel and back, the pendulum components gilt and with patinated sphere at the bottom, 8 day time only movement with white enamel dial and blued steel hands, all on an ebonized, rectangular wooden base
CONDITION: wooden base with minor dings and scratches, figure very good, minor abrasion to surface on left front foot, clock case and pendulum dirty and with minor losses to finish, case back with minor dents, dial and hands good, ticking
ESTIMATE: $800 - $1000
CIRCA: 1910
DIMENSIONS: 12.25in x 4in x 10.25in

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Lot#: 791

DESCRIPTION: France, a small figural swinger, the patinated spelter winged female with her left foot atop an overflowing cornucopia, her left arm cradling a cartouche engraved "un pour tous, tous pour un", and her right arm bent at the elbow, and supporting the combination compound pendulum/ clock case, the upper sphere containing the movement and with applied roman numerals and pierced and engraved hands, above the three rod, faux gridiron pendulum terminating in a smaller patinated sphere, all on a round molded base with plaque marked "Mutualite Par Louis Moreau, Medlle D'or"
CONDITION: patinated surface with wear and losses, patination on spheres original, dirty, steel rods with minor oxide/ pitting, minor dent at 9:00, numeral 10 with bends, running
ESTIMATE: $700 - $1000
CIRCA: 1900
DIMENSIONS: 15in x 5in x

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Lot#: 792

DESCRIPTION: France, a figural mystery clock with later torsion pendulum, the shaped onyx plinth on an ornamental cast base with scroll feet, supporting a well modeled, patinated spelter standing female figure, her right arm raised and suspending the torsion pendulum with dumbbell regulating weights and spherical clock case with 8 day timepiece movement, the figure and base late 19th century, the clock/ pendulum assembly late 20th century
CONDITION: onyx with minor chips, cast base now painted gold, figure good with some losses to patination, clock a late 20th century replacement, movement will tick, but will not run while hanging, needs adjustment repair
ESTIMATE: $600 - $900
DIMENSIONS: 18.75in x 7in x 9in

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Lot#: 793

DESCRIPTION: Junghans, Germany, a rare "Gloire" swinging timepiece, the gilt spelter, winged figure in flowing dress, with a sword at her right and her left arm aloft supporting the swinging clock, the case with typical gilt and yellow finish. arabic numeral white enamel dial, blued steel hands, and 8 day movement, all on a molded round metal base
CONDITION: figure a bit dirty and with minor losses to finish, base with minor chips in surface, jewel bar thread stripped, clock case with wear and minor tarnish, dial good, hands now painted black, plastic crystal, ticking
ESTIMATE: $400 - $600
CIRCA: 1910
DIMENSIONS: 18.5in x 4.125in x

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Lot#: 794

DESCRIPTION: Junghans, Germany, an unusual "Column" swinging clock, a turned green onyx column with faux gilt capital and base, resting on a stepped onyx base with chamferred edge, the top with smaller chamfered stone cap and jewel bar for the swinging clock with gilt and yellow painted ornaments, white enamel dial and blued steel hands
CONDITION: base with a few tiny flakes, brass column base and capital with minor tarnish, brass column base with stress splits, back of clock case with tarnish, front with minor spotting and corrosion, sphere painted gold, dial and hands good, ticking
ESTIMATE: $400 - $600
CIRCA: 1910
DIMENSIONS: 10.75in x 2.875in x 2.875in

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Lot#: 795

DESCRIPTION: Junghans, Germany, an "Elegant" model swinging clock, the matte gold finished, "Gibson girl" style figure with right arm holding the jewel bar supporting the clock with gilt and faux gilt case with patinated back and bezel, the pendulum with patinated sphere at base, 8 day time only movement with white enamel dial and blued steel hands, all on an ebonized, turned wooden base
CONDITION: wooden base with minor wear and loss to ebonized surface, figure with losses to surface, lower edge of casting rough, left forefinger replaced and painted gold, clock case and pendulum with minor corrosion, minor surface losses, and tarnish, dial and hands good, ticking
ESTIMATE: $300 - $400
CIRCA: 1910
DIMENSIONS: 13.75in x 4.75in x

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Lot#: 796

DESCRIPTION: Austria, an interesting moving eye figural clock with Cupid forging arrows automata, the fruitwood veneered base upon a leaf and dart molded ebonized plinth on turned alabaster feet, supporting a carved rocky gilt and black painted landscape containing the clock, and with seated figure playing a hurdy gurdy, his eyes moving back and forth as the clock runs, skeletonized arabic numeral white enamel dial, blued steel hands, the dial center with a cast figure of cupid at his anvil, his left arm rising and falling as the clock strikes, two day two train movement with silk thread suspension and pull repeat
CONDITION: case dirty, right rear foot with loss, right side leaf and dart molding replaced, losses to gilding, hurdy gurdy "strings" absent, figure's hat with repaired break, figure with split, rear right, lower section of case back replaced, dial with hairlines and minor flakes, hands with a few specks of oxide, minute hand with minor bends at tip, automata good and functioning correctly, movement ticks and strikes, crutch bent, strike hammer missing, pendulum rod with bends and minor oxide
ESTIMATE: $1500 - $2500
CIRCA: 1830
DIMENSIONS: 18in x 12.5in x 5.625in

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Lot#: 797

DESCRIPTION: Austria, a large, mid 19th century painting clock, deep, cavetto molded frame with leaf and dart molded liner, the corners with applied Grecian ornament, oil on canvas painting with rural theme, featuring a hilly landscape with meandering river, thatched roof cottages and farm animals, the church tower with clock rising above the surroundings, and with figures conversing, feeding chickens, and engaged in their various daily activities, roman numeral white enamel dial signed "Wurtel Paris", two train movement with square plates and large barrels, and auxiliary "church bell" movement at left, activated once every twelve hours, and striking on two gongs
CONDITION: frame with minor losses to gesso, corners with minor separation, and now with gold paint, painting with cracquelure and in an older, slightly discolored varnish, canvas sagging, surface with minor abrasions, clock dial slightly misaligned with hole in canvas, minute hand replaced, hands with minor oxide, movement dirty, ticks and strikes, church bell movement working,dovetailed corners of case separating
ESTIMATE: $1300 - $1600
CIRCA: 1840
DIMENSIONS: 32.25in x 39in x 7.5in

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Lot#: 798

DESCRIPTION: Austria, a mid 19th century musical painting clock, the gilt frame with applied floral and foliate ornament, the oil on canvas painting with landscape featuring a lake, buildings and a fenced mansion with tower containing the clock, and populated with numerous figures, some fishing, others washing clothes, and a boy with toy boat, roman numeral white enamel dial with steel hands, French two train movement with square plates and large barrels signed "Wurtel", the two tune music box signed "F. Rzebitscher Musikwerk Fabrik In Prag"
CONDITION: painting cleaned and with cracquelure, frame dirty and with minor losses, some areas with gold paint, particularly the upper right corner, dial with a few hairlines, hands with rust, movement dirty, ticks and strikes, pendulum replaced, some steel components with surface rust, music box dirty, plays well, barrel with replaced teeth, linkage between the movements and start/ stop lever with poor repairs, not working
ESTIMATE: $1000 - $1500
CIRCA: 1860
DIMENSIONS: 28in x 31.5in x 8in

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