Exceptional Timepieces

A SWISS MYSTERY CLOCK

Lot No
18
Description
Medium : Brass
Region : Switzerland
Circa : 1925
Estimate
Rs. 1,00,000 - 1,20,000

Winning Bid

₹ 1,39,150

(Inclusive 15% margin)

additional information

This is a Swiss gilded mystery clock, the base features an affable angel figurine while the dial is painted white with Roman numerals painted in black indicting the hour. The pendulum cast in brass has a rococo finial attached at its base.

Unlike other clocks, the mystery clock holds no definite mechanism. Surprisingly, it’s difficult to find out the functionality of this genre. Turn the clock over, examine the back, and you still won't be able to tell what makes it tick and keep accurate time. Depicting it as an illusionary method, the clever clock makers tend to hide its machine, making it look mysterious.

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