Two Rare Chinese Animated Bracket Clocks Are Expected To Chime On Time For $50,000-$100,000 Each At Fontaine's Next Big Auction On Feb. 27th

Rare two sided Chinese clock fetched $332,750.00

Fontaines Auction Gallery in Pittsfield Massachusetts finishes the Auction on Saturday, February 27th at over $1.5 Million. Top lot of the day, a rare two sided Chinese animated bracket clock fetched $332,750.00

The auction featured more than 500 quality lots, including antique clocks from several fine collections and private estates, antique furniture (by renowned makers such as John H. Belter, J. & J. W. Meeks and R.J. Horner), watches, chronometers, barometers, lamps, fine art glass, historical and political items, toys, banks, estate oil paintings, statuary, musical items and more.

The absolute star of the show was the rare two sided Chinese animated bracket clock that was estimated to sell for $50,000.00-$100,000.00, brought applause and cheers when it sold for $332,750.00. The two-sided clock which is set up for two time zones, one side has a Chinese theme and the other a Western theme. Both sides have 6-inch porcelain dials. The gilt bronze clock has an animated, two-tier revolving carousel of figures at the top, rotating clockwise. The upper tier has a border of red and clear rhinestones, a palm tree umbrella that opens to expose the upper figures, plus glass rods resembling a fountain.

Fontaines works diligently to increase the global presence of their sales focus, the appeal, and the ease of interacting with Fontaines and the antiques we handle. We are seeking quality antiques, clocks and musical items for our upcoming 2016 auctions, from one piece to an entire estate or collection.

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