Antique Chinese Ormolu Triple Fusee 8 Bell Musical Automaton Verge Bracket Clock Automaton Acrobats & WaterFalls Signed Cheong Smag

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller classictime2015 (3.705) 100%, Location: Stonehouse, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 392065571084 This clock is a very, very rare truly amazing antique chinese automation triple fusee musical bracket clock of superb large proportions and of the highest quality imaginable in excellent condition signed Cheong Smag with a six character chinese mark for Hao Sheng Xiang of the Guangdong Province The case features a bronze ornate design with a pogoda top and oriental hut design. The clock has superb pierced brass ormolu fret sounding panels to the sides with red silk material behind them and there original solid bronze carry handles above them, the clock has a hinged arched front and back door which are glazed and have push locks to hold them shut The case is in excellent condition for age and looks amazing wherever it is displayed with its very unusual design and large proportions totally orginal in great condition The clock features a 6 inch diameter porcelain dial with roman numerals, the clock has its original hands including its centre seconds hand, above the main dial to the arch their is a automation water fall, there are various twisted glass stems which turns around which give the apearance of the flowing water, have a good look at the video to see for yourself The movement is an absoulutely fantastic triple fusee verge escapement 1/4 striking ting tang on 2 bells and hourly chiming on 8 bells. The quarter chiming musical chimes every quarter of an hour on 2 bells striking the ting tang chime. On the hourly strike it strikes only one of the 2 bells the amout of hours then sets off the musical 8 bell tune as well as the various automation features To the top of the clock there are 2 automation arcrobat figures which when striking the hour or when pulling the activation cord turn around going upand down on there bar doing acrobat moves and going behind the curtains which pull up and down to let them in and out all in sync with the movement, please take a good view of the video above i have tried my best to show all the things that are going on and its one of those things that look more impressive when seeing them for yourself The verge escapement movement is in working order ticking away and is chiming superbly and ticks away beautifully as you can see in the video above, the movement is a little dirty as im sure you can see in the pictures so would benefit from a professional clean and service The clock measures a very impressive 28 inches high x 12.5 inches wide x 8.5 inches deep and looks absolutely amazing wherever it is displaid This is a perfect investment clock and a beautiful display piece. A very very rare clock which is for the real collectors, these are never seen for sale especially in working order and the last one that sold which was identical to this one sold for 260,000 dollars in a usa auction and will only grow in value over the coming years, don't miss your chance to own one Approx Date: 1790-1820 Antique Chinese Ormolu Triple Fusee 8 Bell Musical Automaton Verge Bracket Clock Description PLEASE NOTE: I have just received some excellent quality clocks from a private collection all of which have been well looked after all of which will be listed over the next few weeks. Some excellent quality clocks this being one of them IMG 0783 - YouTube Video will open in a new window Using the eBay App? Paste link into a browser window: [isdntekvideo] Track Page Views WithAuctiva's FREE Counter Condition: The very rare automation bracket clock is in excellent original condition totally untouched with a beautiful ornate pogoda top design to the bronze case. The case is in excellent condition for age with all bronze being original and have a its original finish which has a beautiful patina. Original porcelain Dial is in excellent condition. Triple fusee 8 bell musical verge escapement automaton Movement is in full working order but as you can see in the pictures could do with a clean and service, Age: Antique, Pre-1900, Type: Bracket Clock, Style/ Origin/ Theme: Chinese automation musical bracket clock, Material: bronze, Features: 8-Day

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