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Mahogany Patent Timepiece or "Banjo" Clock by Daniel Munroe, Jr.

Auction:
2502
Lot:
647
Sold for:
$5,333$4,500

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

Description:

Mahogany Patent Timepiece or "Banjo" Clock by Daniel Munroe, Jr., sold to Lothrop Davis by John Munroe, Barnstable, June 1826, the painted iron dial with Roman numerals inscribed Warranted by D. Munroe, gilded rope moldings enclosing reverse-painted glasses, the lower, an allegorical scene depicting Lady Liberty holding the American flag while standing in a seashell pulled by two stallions, gilded pedestal and eight-day time only movement with iron weight and pendulum, ht. 40 in.

Provenance: Consigned by descendants of Lothrop Davis. The original bill of sale is with the clock stating, Mr. Lothrop Davis June 1826, Bot. of John Munroe, one Eight Day Timepiece...$20. Rec. paymt. John Munroe. Documents signed by Abner and Lothrop Davis, Justice of the Peace in Barnstable dating 1817 and 1840, and a copy of John Munroe and Old Barnstable signed by the author, Elizabeth Munroe, 1911 also accompany the lot.
Estimate $2,000-4,000

Lacking brass side arms, throat glass is repainted, original lower glass in fractured and professional restored, appears to retain the original gilding, lacking segments of rope molding.

Keywords

Lothrop Davis, John Munroe, Daniel Munroe , Jr., Elizabeth Munroe, Abner Davis, Old Barnstable