Published: February 29, 2016
PITTSFIELD, MASS. — Fontaine’s Auction Gallery saw its February 27 auction attain over $1.5 million, led by the top lot of the day — a rare, two-sided Chinese animated bracket clock that fetched $332,750. Estimated at $50/100,000, the clock brought applause when the final bid was gaveled. The two-sided clock is set up for two time zones: one side has a Chinese theme and the other a Western theme.
The auction featured more than 500 lots, including antique clocks from several fine collections and private estates, antique furniture (by renowned makers such as John H. Belter, J. & J. W. Meeks and R.J. Horner), watches, chronometers, barometers, lamps, fine art glass, historical and political items, toys, banks, estate oil paintings, statuary, musical items and more.
A complete review on the sale will follow.
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