Reserved for Michelle: Antique Timepiece Tahkli Style Support Spindle No.100 - Free Shipping (US Only)
RESERVED FOR MICHELLE:
Antique Timepiece ~Steampunk~ Tahkli Style Support Spindle No.100
~ Prototype Design Medium Weight Spindle ~
BRIEFLY: Made from a total of 24 individual pieces - this is a Rare Circa 1770 White Porcelain Enamel French Verge Fusee Pocket Watch Dial and Brass Mounting Plate with an ornate Gold Plated Hand Carved Balance Cock - made with 8 Swarovski Crystal Rhinestones, an early 1800's set of Brass Clock Gears, Stainless Steel, a 1/8" thick Acrylic Disc - Finished off with Gold Plated and Stainless Steel Findings - all mounted to a Metallic Teal Steel Shaft
WEIGHT/DIMENSIONS: 1.5 oz. (41g), Whorl dia. 1.46” x 8" Length (37mm x 20.2cm),
This is the Smaller Diameter (of the 2 that I make) Steel Shaft = .109" (2.6mm)
An absolutely stunning example of fine craftsmanship; the centerpiece of this spindle is a Circa 1770, made in France, white porcelain domed pocket watch dial (with original brass mounting plate) and a hand pierced/hand carved ornate brass with gold plating balance cock (part that covers the delicate balance wheel on a watch movement). The balance cock has an emerald green color plate mounted to the underside and original screws and two Swarovski crystals are secured to it - then it is mounted onto an early 1800's clock gear and both are mounted to the surface of the dial and the entire set is coated in a thick layer of clear epoxy resin. The whorl is made from the dial/mounting plate, a 1/8" acrylic disc, and two heavy brass early 1800's clock gears - all mounted to a metallic teal steel shaft and finished off with an antique silver bead cap with 6 emerald AB Swarovski crystal rhinestones and gold plated and stainless steel findings. then coated in a thick layer of clear epoxy resin to protect the finish and look forever, and for a no-snag finish.
This spindle spins fast and long due to excellent rim weight, the small diameter shaft, and a lighter/medium size whorl design. 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.