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January 21 2017

Cataloged Antique Auction

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A featured item in our January 21, 2017 Auction.

This exceptional 18th c. English Automaton Pagoda Clock For Chinese Qing Imperial Court

Rare 18th c. English Automaton Pagoda Clock

Rare 18th c. English Automaton Pagoda Clock

Rare 18th c. English Automaton Pagoda Clock
This exceptional English timepiece made for the Chinese market has 5 in. painted metal dials on the front and 2 sides with black Roman hour numerals, pierced brass hands and sweep seconds hand on the front; quality brass double fusee spring driven movement, verge escapement, complicated side brackets with gear train for the left and right dials, quarter hour rack and snail strike mechanism which strikes the quarters on 2 steel bells and also strikes the hour.

Bronze case in the form of a Chinese pagoda with chamfered corners having leafy corbels, paste set jewels highlight the floral spandrels, around the dial bezels and around the gallery above; the top portion of the pagoda has 9 tiers with pierced banister galleries, pearl studded roof tops and hanging bells at the corners; the pagoda tiers animate every 2 hours, expanding and contracting in an accordion manor while the famous Chinese folk song Mo Li Hua plays, also corresponding to the 12 Chinese zodiac time system. Contains a second brass fusee mechanism which controls the animated tiers and also plays the music. 47 in. high x 16 in. wide x 16 in. deep.

 

 

Consignments Wanted or Purchase Outright

We are now accepting quality consignments for our January 21, 2017 auction.

Catalogued items will receive national exposure to our extensive customer database of over 20,000 subscribers & worldwide online marketing. We offer free estimates, prompt
professional service, pickup & delivery nationwide. We also purchase outright, one item
to an entire estate or collection. With over 45 years of service, we are the oldest operating auction gallery in Western Massachusetts. Items of interest including:? 19th & 20th c. Furniture, Tiffany Studios Lighting & Accessories, Clocks, Watches, Music Boxes, Bird Boxes & Automatons, Paintings, Bronze & Marble Statuary, Art Glass, Jewelry, Fine Silver, 19th & 20th c. Lighting, Porcelains, Lalique, Sterling & Gold Items, Firearms & Related Accessories.

AUCTIONEER: JOHN FONTAINE, Mass. Auctioneers License #327

 


September 10th, 2016 Prices Realized

Price Realized for Saturday September 10, 2016

September 10th 2016 at 10 A.M. EST

Antique Estate Auction

Held on Saturday September 10, 2016 at 10 A.M. Discovery Session @ 10 AM. (over 150 uncatalogued items) Catalogued Session @ 12 Noon (over 450 catalogued items) This auction will feature over 600 quality antiques including lamps by Tiffany Studios, Handel, Duffner & Kimberly, Pairpoint, etc., Fine Clocks & Watches, Music Boxes, Exceptional Furniture, Paintings, Bronze & Marble Statuary, Art Glass, Jewelry, Fine Silver, Porcelains, Sterling & Gold items plus related accessories.


Price Realized for Saturday May 21, 2016

MAY 21st 2016 PRICES REALIZED

May 21, 2016 – Cataloged Antique Auction

Over 500 items to include a Fine Clock Collection, Watches, Music Boxes, Bird Boxes & Automatons, Tiffany, Duffner & Kimberly, Unique, Bigelow & Kennard, Suess & Handel Lamps, Exceptional Furniture by J.H. Belter, J.&J.W. Meeks, R.J. Horner, Herter Bros., Mitchell & Rammelsberg, Karpen & John Jelliff, Paintings, Bronzes & Marble Statuary, Art Glass, Jewelry, Fine Silver, Porcelains, Royal Vienna, Lalique, Sterling & Gold Items, Firearms & Related Accessories.

Price Realized for the Saturday February 27, 2016 at 11 A.M.
Cataloged Antique Auction Prices Realized

This auction featurd over 400 items to include antique furniture by John H. Belter, J & J.W. Meeks, R.J. Horner etc., antique clocks from several collections & private estates, including examples by E. Howard & Co., Seth Thomas, Ansonia, Ithaca, Elmer O. Stennes, Foster Campos, Chelsea, Atkins, Walter Durfee, J.J. Elliot, Waltham, Wm. Gilbert, F. Kroeber, New Haven, Waterbury, E. Terry, E. N. Welch, E. Ingraham, Tiffany & Co., Sessions, LeCoultre, French Silk Thread, Industrial, Mystery, Annular & Animated, English Fusee, Watches, Chronometers & Barometers, Lamps by Tiffany Studios, Duffner & Kimberly, Handel, Pairpoint, Gorham etc. Collection of fine Art Glass, Historical, Political, Toys, Banks, Estate Oil Paintings, Bronze & Marble Statuary, KPM Porcelain Plaques, Sterling & Gold items, Music Boxes plus hundreds of related accessories.

Location: 1485 West Housatonic Street, (Route 20) Pittsfield, MA 01201


Consignments Wanted

Consignments Wanted for our upcoming auctions

Call Today 1-413-448-8922 or Email info@fontainesauction.com

Cataloged Antique Auctions.

Antique Clock Auctions.

Antique Watch Auctions.

Musical, Coin-up, Advertising, Gaming, Toy, Banks Auction.

We are now accepting consignments for our upcoming auctions, from one item to a complete estate or collection.

We can arrange for pickup and delivery nationwide.

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