Rare Chinese DOUBLE-ACTION Automaton Musical Gilt Bronze Pavilion Bracket Clock For Sale

Rare Chinese DOUBLE-ACTION Automaton Musical Gilt Bronze Pavilion Bracket Clock

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Rare Chinese DOUBLE-ACTION Automaton Musical Gilt Bronze Pavilion Bracket Clock:


Rare Chinese DOUBLE-ACTION Automaton Musical Gilt Bronze Pavilion Bracket Clock

Here for your consideration is a large Chinese Canton bracket clock. The gorgeous gilt bronze case is decorated with beautiful brass casting applications. There is a large Chinese pagoda on the top to make the appearance of this clock even more impressive. The Roman numeral dial is made of porcelain without any cracks or hairlines. Translucent enamelcorners surround the center dial. The time and the automaton feature can be seen through a large beveled glass panel.

This clock has an 8 day mechanism with hourly striking, driven by triple fusee movement. The mechanism is built with heavy brass and with engraving on the back plate. The automaton features plays hourly followed by the hour striking. The complicated automaton plays as following, on the hour, the music, Mo Li Hua, starts to play on 8 bells, while a series of glass tube, which inside spins around to imitate a water fall and a set of horizontal tubes to imitate a running river. You can also find swimming ducks in the river as part of the automaton. At the same time,the right curtain rolls up first, a bronze monk moves under the bell, pause the automaton then strike the number of the hour. After the striking is completed, the automaton resumes itself and the monk moves behind the left curtain after it rolls up and closes behind him.This clock measures 29-1/4 inch tall, 13-1/4inch wide, and 7-1/2 inch deep. This clock is currently in good working order and all features are working properly. The identical clock is currently in display at Beijing Forofferden City Museum. Please see the last photo in our listing. This clock will be professionally packed and shipped by UPS Worldwide Expedited. Domestic delivery can also be arranged with delivery charge. If you have any questions, please feel free to let me know. Video of Monk Striking

Video of Glass Waterfalls

Video of Automaton Playing

Domestic SHIPPING Method:
All domestic shipment will be sent via UPS Ground or USPS Priority Mail. We will choose the most economical way to have your item shipped promptly and safely. All item will be carefully packed with real packing material, bubble wrap, Styrofoam, foam peanut, & NO newspaper.

All payment methods are accepted, but PayPal is highly recommended. Payment is expected within 10 days after sale ends, no exceptions. Buyer with a California delivery address, please add 9% sale tax.

Customer satisfaction is our first priority. We accept return within 14 days after delivery, if there is an error in our description. Refund will be issued in full amount. Please email first before returning. Delivery date will be according to UPS or USPS tracking system, so please inspect your item immediately upon arrival.

For those clock buyers, please keep in mind that we don't keep a history of any previous repairs on our antique clocks, therefore we are not selling them as in original condition, unless otherwise stated in the description.

Buyer has 14 day cooling off period, after that all sales are final.

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All items will be shipped by USPS to our international buyers. Online tracking number will be provided. Please keep in mind that we purchase damage coverage from a third party, which the cost will not reflect on the postage. In case of a damage, postage is NOT refundable. Buyer is responsible for any import tax and/or brokerage fee.