The piece I'm about to share with you so the story goes was picked up by a semi retired clock restorer at a local antique auction quite a few years back. There was no description that accompanied the piece except that it was not working and there was no access to the inside mechanism.
Upon inspecting the clock at the auction, the restorer who eventually won the clock noticed on the front was a engraved plaque that mentioned a well known archaeologist which for him gave the piece a certain mysticism about it.
Upon getting the clock back to his workshop he struggled to find a way of viewing the internal mechanism so decided to leave it until the next day.
After spending a few more hours pondering over what he had brought home he discovered something special about the clock.
The fact that the clock didn't actually have any working internal mechanism but was in fact a type of secret box that had been constructed to look like a clock, to his amazement what sat inside was a small piece of treasure like he had never seen before, The solid silver head bust of Nefertiti Mounted onto a base of Ivory.
Obviously the clock restorer was over the moon with his purchase and instead of restoring the outer case decided to leave it just as it was so it would not draw attention and keep it in his own personal collection. An imaginative and interesting story made up with the help of my grandson.
The clock itself measures a little under 2'' in height,with the silver head bust measuring 1''.
This piece of work will be available on my for sale page.
Have a great and safe week everyone. Tony.