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More artwork than clock, we loved this huge timepiece looming over the dining table in a house up for auction in Melbourne, Australia. Far from making us feel like we have to hurry up and finish eating, our eyes linger on the exquisite details...

...the ornate hands, and the white-painted piece on the other side of the hands from the numbers. We're sure this clock has a story, perhaps a previous life on the top of a civic building.

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