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I am not a collector but have acquired some items from my family estate that I would like to share. This is a new and interesting place!
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I went to Christies website and opened an account since they were offering one free appraisal. I sent them many photos and completed the form. The said they would give me information back in 4 to 6 ...
Thank you! I have seen those listings and agree its a Yard. I still dont know a date of manufacture, and have never seen a photo of this type of Yard before...Im really curious!
Ive been searching high and low...and once again I have turned up nothing my clock, but I have seen YARD watches and one other small 1920's clock but that's it. The age of this clock is hard to tell....
Thank you Bruce! Does this clock look familiar?
Thank you!! This is the first photo I have seen of the clock case on another piece!!!
I hope these photos are clear enough and pardon the orientation. Also the dimensions of this cabinet is 24 1/4"H x 29"W x 16"D. The table it sits on is such an exact fit even flush on the back, I wo...
Thanks for the love and comments! I will take close up pictures of the hinges, latch and top door stop latch. After a fews days of discussing those aspects, I will close up the cabinet and stand fit. ...
Thank you Sean, Phil and Shrine!
Thank you Bruce!
You know what, I'm not going to attempt to restore it at all. I'm learning a lot from you all and initially curious about it as an object that was just pleasing to look at but without functionality. ...
Are there auctions or events where people trade items rather than just buying and selling? If so I may be able to trade the clock for another type of decoration that would be a nice addition to my ho...
I agree! I'm not a collector, and even though the clock is awesome, if it is not functional, then I don't really have a place for it. Also I don't have any idea of a value so I wouldn't consider leav...
Its all so very fascinating to me. Thank you all for the help, and I'm learning so much! I'm jus sitting back a student right now Phil, enjoying my lessons!
Thank you Bruce! Perhaps I should just have some patience with any restoration ideas. The fasteners on the back of the clock are tiny old nuts and it appears they unscrew, I'm not sure. Thanks again!
Yes Phil! yet still this clock has not been found tied to any model number anywhere, nor any image of it except mine. Whatever the answer is lies somewhere in a book, or designs or in the grave I am ...
Thank you and much appreciated Phil.
Another piece of information I have gleaned from my older sisters recently. This clock belonged to my deceased great aunt, who lived in New Haven during from 1930's-1960's. Her and my other great au...
All this great information! yet still, no answer :( Its so much fun finding out and learning about the history. I may have found a new hobby!!
Thank you Phil! Have you seen any numbers next to Made in Italy on your other pieces? What us your opinion of the number 529? Maybe the item number in series of a lot?
Here are some subtle but major differences with my piece and the pieces on both of the above links with the Cleopatra figural and base. 1) The base of mine is over and inch longer than both of the o...
Thank you Chadakoin! I'm starting to think that maybe this clock is from an obscure minor clock maker, not a known company. The machining of the two alabaster parts, especially the clock exterior wou...
Thank you Bruce!!
Thank you Sean and glad I found this treasure! The site I speak of! :)
Seriously attractive, smooth and stunning!
Thank you Russell! I guess we both are in the same boat to some degree ;) I am wondering if the bottom inscription "made in Italy 529" is some indication, or is it that the marble was machined in Ita...
Thank you Inky!
Upon further inspection of the shade in the link, its too thin to have been machined into what now is the clock housing. The material is the same as the base, and no less than 5/8" thick at the small...
Thank you all for the positive comments! I followed the link and that's my girl, minus the hole drilled in the side and cord that runs through the arm. Mine is drilled through the bottom for the cord...
Thank you and thank you!
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