Lot 97: Ticking Watch Box. Vienna: R. Klingl, ca. 1900. A borrowed watch is placed into a small mahogany box, lined with felt and with a gilt-framed mirror in its lid. The box is locked and covered it with a handkerchief. As the performance continues the box

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October 29, 2016, 10:00 AM CST
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Description: Ticking Watch Box. Vienna: R. Klingl, ca. 1900. A borrowed watch is placed into a small mahogany box, lined with felt and with a gilt-framed mirror in its lid. The box is locked and covered it with a handkerchief. As the performance continues the box may be left on a table in plain sight, the watch heard ticking all the while, but when reopened the timepiece has vanished. 4 x 3 x 2î. Ticking mechanism restored. With the two keys and small tool issued by Klingl. Hallmarked. With manufacturerÍs original paper-covered and labeled storage box.
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