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Carved Black Forest Mantel Clock

Auction:
2502
Lot:
542
Sold for:
$593$500

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2502
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 01, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Carved Black Forest Mantel Clock, German and French, late 19th century, with carved case with two fighting birds surmounting the dial with raised Roman chapters and central leafage, the bird below on a rocky outcrop amidst a woodland setting, a rear door opens to reveal the French eight-day time and strike movement with count wheel strike and pendulum, ht. 22 in.
Estimate $800-1,200

Some carving losses, one major leaf from object right side, detached, but with the clock, movement in need of an overhaul.

Keywords

Clocks, Horology, Mantel clock, Measurement, Movement, Pendulum, Striking clock, Time