Figural Topsey Cast Iron Blinking Eye Clock

Antique Topsey Clock

Antique Topsey Clock

Description

Antique Black American folk art Topsey clock with blinking eyes, cast iron with traces of original paint on body, attributed to Bradley and Hubbard. Roman numerials on dial, cast iron figure of a woman titled “Topsey”, wears a puffy dress and holds a tambourine wich holds clock face. Very rare clock to find in today’s marketplace! Measures approx. 17 in. high x 9.25 in. wide x 6.25 in. deep.

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Antique Topsey Clock

Description

Antique Black American folk art Topsey clock with blinking eyes, cast iron with traces of original paint on body, attributed to Bradley and Hubbard. Roman numerials on dial, cast iron figure of a woman titled “Topsey”, wears a puffy dress and holds a tambourine wich holds clock face. Very rare clock to find in today’s marketplace! Measures approx. 17 in. high x 9.25 in. wide x 6.25 in. deep.

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Figural Topsey Cast Iron Blinking Eye Clock

Description

Figural Topsey Cast Iron Blinking Eye Clock. Original 3 in. paper dial marked “Paris”, has black Roman hour numerals, hinged door bezel, brass 30 hour spring driven time only movement with lever escapement, attr: Waterbury Clock Co.; has an escape lever which animates the eyes. Cast iron figure of a woman titled “Topsey”, wears a puffy dress and holds a tambourine in front of her which acts as the dial bezel; case in in original paint and nice coverall condition, unsigned, attr: Bradley & Hubbard. 17 in. high x 9.25 in. wide x 6.25 in. deep. Weight: 12.5 lbs.

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“TOPSEY” BLINKING EYE CLOCK

“TOPSEY” BLINKING EYE CLOCK

Description

Bradley & Hubbard, cast iron figural clock, hand painted overall, depicted in whimsical pose as if holding clock by hand, beautiful yellow and muted red colors. 17″ h.

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Figural Topsey Cast Iron Blinking Eye Clock

Description

Figural Topsey Cast Iron Blinking Eye Clock. Original 3 in. paper dial has black Roman hour numerals, hinged door bezel, 30 hour pierced brass spring driven time only movement with lever escapement; eyes are animated with the beat of the escapement. Cast iron figure of a woman titled “Topsey”, wears a puffy dress and holds a tambourine in front of her which is the dial bezel; case is repainted, replaced screws, unsigned, attr: Bradley & Hubbard. Movement is dirty but running. 17 in. high x 9.25 in. wide x 6.25 in. deep. Weight: 11.5 lbs.

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“Topsey” Blinking Eye Clock, attributed to Bradley

Description

“Topsey” Blinking Eye Clock, attributed to Bradley and Hubbard, Meriden, Connecticut, c. 1870, the cast iron case in the form of a black woman with green V-neck blouse, brown skirt with red trim and red shoes, thirty-hour lever escapement movement and paper on zinc dial with Roman numerals mounted just above the hemline, mechanical connection provides automaton motion to the eyes which move up and down with the escapement action, all on an oval base, ht. 16 1/2 in.

Condition

Condition: Paint is original, discoloration on the original paper dial, movement wants cleaning but runs well with good automaton action.

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