Claiming top lot during Fontaine's Auction Gallery's November clock and watch auction was an E. Howard & Company No. 47 wall-hanging astronomical regulator clock – one of only three examples known. The soared to a record price of $356,950.
Headlining Fontaine's Auction Gallery's Jan. 21 sale is a scarce automaton musical clock, dating to the 15th century. Constructed in the shape of a pagoda and gifted to the Chinese Qing Imperial Court, the clock carries an estimate of $800,000 to $1.2M into auction.