Antique Timepiece Support Spindle No.112 - Tahkli Style- Free Insured Shipping (US Only)

  • $ 180.00

Antique Timepiece Support Spindle No.112

BRIEFLY: - this is a Circa 1790, Made in France, White Porcelain Enamel Verge Fusee Pocket Watch Dial and Hand Carved Brass Balance Cock - embellished with 10 Swarovski Crystal Rhinestones and Antique Watch gears and Screws - the dial side is Clear-Coated with Epoxy Resin and a Laminated to Alloy and Acrylic Discs, and an Antique Brass Clock Gear Whorl finished with Stainless Steel and Gold Plated Findings- all mounted to a Black-Gold Steel Shaft.

WEIGHT/DIMENSIONS: WEIGHT: 1.4oz. (42g), WHORL: .4” (13mm) x 1.59” (40mm) diameter, SHAFT: .104” (2.7mm) diameter (smaller size) Steel Tahkli Shaft x 7.8” (19.8cm)

Made from a total of 30 individual pieces, the centerpiece of this stunning spindle is a circa 1790 French made white porcelain Verge Fusee pocket watch dial and an absolutely gorgeous example of 230 year old fine craftsmanship - an ornate hand carved/pierced (also made in France) balance cock (the mechanical/movement part that acts as a bearing and covers the delicate balance wheel inside the case). The balance cock has a colored plate mounted to the bottom side of it for contrast and it, along with screws, gears, Swarovski crystals, and a period correct watch drive wheels, are mounted to the surface of the dial and it is all coated in a two thick layers of epoxy clear coat resin for a no-snag and long life finish.

The WHORL is made from the dial, an antique brass plated flat alloy ring, an acrylic disc, and a large (same period) antique brass clock gear. The bottom side of the whorl reveals the porcelain dial between the gear arms and has an antique watch winding gear and crystal mounted inside for balance - and all parts are mounted to a smaller diameter steel Tahkli shaft in Black Gold powder-coat paint that is finish. There is an additional vintage polished steel winding gear, gold plated bead cap with Swarovski Crystal Volcano AB Crystal Rhinestones inside, and silver and gold plated/toned findings around the shaft at top and bottom of the whorl This spindle has wonderful rim weight and an amazing spin that is suitable for almost any fiber. All components are permanently bonded with 2-part industrial strength epoxy resin glue.

NO-HOOK OPTION: Leave me a Note in the "Special Instructions for Seller" Box at Check-out :-)  - Pre-made spindle; Removes 1/2" of shaft length 

FREE SHIPPING - US ONLY:  Applies to All US States and Select US Territories and ships via USPS 1st Class Mail and includes insurance and tracking. Upgraded and expedited shipping options available at check-out.  READY TIME - same day if ordered before 3 p.m. Pacific Time

CANADA / INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING: Will be calculated and displayed in cart.

Hand crafted in Tucson, AZ, by John Galen Gudenkauf (owner/artist) with US and Global Materials.