Friday, November 23, 2007

Skull & Crossbones Clock

This gilded brass clock was built in 1610 by Nicolaus Schmidt der Junger in Augsberg, Germany and recently sold for $135,000. It looks like something Indiana Jones would quest for. It's a true timeless beauty. To tell the time, just crack open the skull cap, and the clockworks are where they brains are normally. It has a mechanical moving jaw, with snakes that dart out of its eyeballs. Yep, Indy would love this.

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