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Antique Timepiece (STEAMPUNK) Style Drop Spindle No.223:

Circa 1850 (Made in England) Hand Carved/Etched with Countryside Scenery - Silver Plated Verge Fusee Pocket Watch Dial - 15% Discount Applied :-)

Weight: 1.4 ounce (42 grams), Whorl: Acrylic .4” x 1.99” (10mm x 50mm)
Shaft: .106” (2.7mm) dia. Metallic Cobalt Blue x Overall Length: 8.3” (21.1cm)

Made from a total of 119 individual pieces, the centerpiece of this Antique Timepiece (aka "STEAMPUNK") Drop Spindle is quite a rare, in near mint condition, and beautiful find.. a Circa 1850 - made in England - Verge Fusee style pocket watch dial with a hand carved and etched Country/Water-Side Scenery.  The dial was specially prepared and adorned with two antique watch drive wheels, a complications wheel, and 37 Meridian Blue, Black Diamond, AB, and Siam color Swarovski and Preciosa Czech Crystal Rhinestones - then coated with a thick coat of epoxy resin that offers a no-snag and long life finish . The dial is laminated to a 1/8" thick acrylic disc - then mounted to a metallic cobalt blue steel shaft.  The bottom side of this top-whorl drop spindle has an array of 32 Capri Blue crystals mounted inside a large tarnished silver plated floral pendant that is surrounded with an additional 36 Meridian Blue and Black Diamond AB crystals.  The top and bottom sides of the whorl are finished off with a multi-crystal gold plated bead spacer, a spiral design etched polished steel winding gear, and silver and gold plated findings - all mounted around the shaft. This is a wonderful medium weight spindle with a well balanced and long spin.

The shaft is made from high carbon (spring) steel with a forged hook that has a 2-part powder coat paint finish applied for a beautiful look and feel. All components are assembled with an industrial 2-part epoxy glue.

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