Last edited by Cr15py; November 24th, 2015 at 09:39.
As to the authenticity of the sculpture, I'll leave that to the experts. Was it made last week or two hundred years ago I'd want expert independent opinion. As for the verge fusee movement, it certainly appears to be a French or Swiss movement typical of approx. 1800 plus/minus a decade or two.
Not an expert but this looks funny at least :D
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Movement? Can be 200 years old alright. Sculpture? Probably made in China indeed, the good question is whether there was "People's Republic" in front of "China" when this kitsch was being made, or not.
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I keep looking at that photo and trying to figure out what the hell it is....
The tortoise does indeed signifies longevity in classical Chinese iconography, but in the old days, mechanical timepieces were luxury items, the exclusive domain of the rich and noble. The modelling and craftsmanship of the tortoise sculpture can be said as very poor compared to the workmanship appropriate for a timepiece of any description made or sold in China - then as the Manchurian Empire.
Exactly :D Most things comming from Chine are 1000x fancier
Even the movement in this example is plain as a army spoon... Just take a look at antique Chineese market watches
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It can be an authentic item but not a high quality antique for sure, the price is a too high IMO.....
Another bulgarian fake. Never trust bulgarian "antiques".
Just keep in mind: Bulgary = "NO, THANKS"
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