Lot 8
  • 8

Unsigned

Estimate
1,000 - 1,500 USD
Sold
2,813 USD
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Description

  • A MODEL OF A MYSTERIOUS CIRCULATOR MANTLE TIMEPIECE, AFTER A DESIGN BY JOHN SCHMIDT
  • HEIGHT 30 CM
with large silvered chapter ring, Roman numerals, a gilt-metal single hand • fitted with an earlier verge movement at one end and a weight at the opposite end, the hand suspended within the tails of a pair of gilt-metal elongated fanciful fish • all mounted upon a quadrangular wood base, the base applied with gilt-metal festoons and raised on four bun feet

Provenance

Time Museum Inventory No. 1681

Catalogue Note

The Mysterious Circulator Clock was patented by John Schmidt on December 20th, 1808. It was later reproduced by Richard Good for E. Dent in London in 1977.

For examples of these clocks, see Roberts, D., Mystery, Novelty and Fantasy Clocks, Chapter 13, pp. 148-152, figs. 13-1A- 13-7.

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