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A NOVELTY 'DRAGON' CLOCK
A NOVELTY 'DRAGON' CLOCK
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A NOVELTY 'DRAGON' CLOCK

BY ALEXANDER MUSHKIN, MODERN

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A NOVELTY 'DRAGON' CLOCK
BY ALEXANDER MUSHKIN, MODERN
Brass and metal, assembled using over 1,000 individual elements including spoons, forks, sprocket-wheels, optical lenses, brass wire mesh, ruby bearings, car engine parts, and candlesticks, the dial with enamel numerals, the timepiece movement with passing strike to bell
49 in. (125 cm.) high
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Lot Essay

Artist Aleksandr Mushkin crafts sculptures and objets d’art in a steampunk-inflected style, using scrap art techniques. His work incorporates vintage wares and working parts alike. 'The Clock Dragon', a working clock, is constructed from over 1,000 individual elements. The Dragon took around one year to complete, and is made entirely from found objects – none of the materials or mechanisms were cast or built for the piece. The dragon’s head, for example, is made from spoons, forks, sprocket-wheels, optical lenses, brass wire mesh, ruby bearings, car engine parts, and candlesticks.

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