BROOCH. 18kyg signed Gubelin lapis turtle brooch with sapphire eye, 1″ x 1 3/4″.
Retailed by Gubelin, Lucerne, Turtle mystery clock table, early 20th century, mahogany, brass, marble, silver, Swiss works, French hallmarks, 15.5″dia x 30.25″h
Good working order. Rubbed maker’s mark to silver tray and head of minerva stamp. Marble without chips or cracks present. Light scratches and patina to brass trim. Nicely polished finish. Unsure if turtle is original or a replacement. Works stamped Swiss / Gubelin / Lucerne. Brass stamped Medaille D’ Or / Paris 1900. Comes with two keys: one for winding the mechanism and one for setting the time.
Gubelin Inlaid Mahogany Turtle Clock Table. Beautiful mahogany table has a 16 in. dia. inlaid top with gilt brass trim around the edge, mounted hanging bronze garland panels around the apron and gilt bronze filigree mounts at the top and feet of the long French legs. Inset in the top is a 9 in. dia. silvered tray acting as the clock dial with incised hour numerals and minute markers and a fancy wooden turtle which rotates around the interior of the dial tray; the turtles nose indicates the time and is operated by brass spring driven movement under the top, signed Gubelin, Lucerne, Swiss, Twelve (12) Jewels and numbered 3859 with brass plates, platform lever escapement and rotating magnetic wheel with 4 brass spokes. Movement is clean and in good running condition, turtle is a nice quality replacement. c.1900. Nice clock, 29.5 in. high x 16 in. dia.
366.1 E. GUBELIN MYSTERY TURTLE WATER CLOCK. MADE IN SWITZERLAND. EIGHT DAY MOVEMENT, BRASS BODY, GILDED CHAPTER RING. 3″ TALL, 8″ WIDE. GOOD CONDITION.