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Monday, 1 April 2013

Tick Tock.

Hi everyone, firstly i hope everyone has enjoyed there Easter weekend.
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.




18 comments:

  1. Wow, it's amazing! I love this adorable clock.
    Magda

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  2. Hello Tony,
    Wonderful piece! this ir really a spectacular miniature "clock" and the secret statue inside is beautiful and fun! I love it!
    big hug,
    Giac

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  3. Every dollhouse needs a little mystery in it! Fab!

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  4. What a wonderful story, Tony, I think it was fun make this story with your grandson??
    This is a beautiful "secret" miniature to have in a dollhouse!
    Hugs, Ilona

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  5. Great story, great treasure and great clock.:)

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  6. what a great story and wonderful treasure!

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  7. Another wonderful treasure. I love your stories behind your miniatures.

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    1. I also have to say it is great your grandson gets to help you create the stories and develop his imagination.

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  8. I love the story and the clock. A perfect piece for a Curiosities Cabinet.

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  9. Wow, what an unexpected surprise! Such a piece would be a collector's dream in any scale.

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  10. I don't know how you come up with it but I am glad that you do. So GENIUS!

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  11. gorgeous, and with such an imaginative story to go with it! i always enjoy my visits and your wonderful pieces!

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  12. What a lovely story. I love how your miniatures have a hidden element to them. I wouldn't have thought to hide the treasure inside. Very cool =0)

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  13. Great story and lovely item. I just love the "secret" side to it all.

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  14. What a beautiful piece and wonderful April fools day story :)

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  15. Just found your blog today! Loved it and love this piece! The story was great! As a fairly new miniature addict, I'm sure I'll be a frequent visitor!

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