George III Musical Automaton Clock

George III Musical Automaton Clock

Sotheby's via Bloomberg

A George III musical automaton clock, signed by Peter Torckler and made in about 1780 for the Chinese market. Featuring a movement that waves the elephant's trunk and flaps its ears, the clock was bought by a Chinese collector for 1.6 million pounds at Sotheby's "Treasures" auction in London on June 4.