Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The Mantel Of Time: Time Passes For Time Pieces

Lot 533 at Ivey-Selkirk:

FRENCH MALACHITE AND GILT-BRONZE MANTEL CLOCK Rectangular, four-glass case flanked by figure Allegory of Science on one side and telescope on the other, topped with a globe, books and Einstein bust, the movement by Medaille d'Argent, #6717 for Camerden & Forster, NY, early 20th century.

Lot 534 at Ivey-Selkirk Auctioneers:

FRENCH EMPIRE STYLE FIGURAL CLOCK Two bronze figures in a steel boat with cylindrical clock works, signed Black, Starr & Frost, New York, with gilt-bronze mounted case.
Height 18 inches, Length 21 1/2 inches.

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