Lot 25: French Silk Thread Animated Watermill Clock
January 21, 2017
Pittsfield, MA, USALive Auction
Description: French Silk Thread Animated Watermill Clock. Gilt bronze case in the form of a watermill building with gothic arches, filigree and a pond scene in relief; an independent brass spring driven movement drives the waterwheel mechanism, spinning glass rod resembling running water and silk thread counter balance water pump mechanism in the steeple of the building. 1.75 in. silvered dial with black Roman hour numerals, blued hands and silvered relief decorated bezel is mounted on the front of the mill tower; small round brass spring driven time only movement with silk thread suspension is signed Fearn a Paris. Both animated and time mechanisms are running, has on-off switch on the right side of the case for the animated mechanism; missing pendulum and missing the railing around the top area of the steeple, has key for animated mechanism. 16.5 in. high x 8 in. wide x 4.5 in. deep. Weight: 7.75 lbs.
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