Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Automaton musical clock, $998,250, Fontaine’s Auction

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far
by Ken Hall

A very rare 18th century English-made pagoda form automaton musical clock, produced for the Chinese Qing Imperial Court, sold for $998,250 at an Antique & Fine Arts Auction held Jan. 21 by Fontaine’s Auction Gallery in Pittsfield, Mass. Also, a Joseph Jennens oak Horner 9-tube grandfather clock chimed on time for $25,410; an E. Howard (Boston, Mass.) floor standing regulator clock realized $24,200; and a French industrial animated steam pump clock finished at $20,570. Prices include a 21 percent buyer’s premium.

Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: Automaton musical clock, $998,250, Fontaine’s Auction