Exceptional Timepieces

AN ENGLISH SKELETON CLOCK

Lot No
17
Description
Function : Fusee chain
Medium : Brass, glass & wood
Region : London
Circa : 1925
Estimate
Rs. 75,000 - 85,000

Winning Bid

₹ 1,60,718

(Inclusive 15% margin)

additional information

As the name suggests, such clocks were called Skeleton makes because of their exposed mechanism. The outer body wooden casing was done post the inner mechanism was constructed. Another unique attribute about such clocks is the fact that they were on numerous occasions worked upon by apprentices. This specific skeleton clock is mounted on a wooden base, the brass dial is painted with Roman numerals indicating the hour, flower motif painted in blue between the progressing hours. The clock is presented along with its original glass cover.

Provenance : Property from an elite Parsi collection based in Mumbai.