Lot 208: Blackamore French Figural Silk Thread Clock
January 21, 2017
Pittsfield, MA, USALive Auction
Description: Blackamore French Figural Silk Thread Clock. The two tone gilt and black painted figure of a young black man is walking forward with a cane in one hand, he carries a back basket with a bundle of cotton; stands on a gilt polished oval base with applied filigree, monkey and hanging baskets with birds. 3.5 in. porcelain dial and round French brass silk thread suspension spring driven movement with half hour bell strike are contained within the cotton bale. Strike mechanism is not running, figure's head and arms are repainted. 14.5 in. high x 11 in. wide x 4 in. deep. Weight: 11.75 lbs.
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