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Mahogany Striking Patent Timepiece or "Banjo" Clock

Auction:
2502
Lot:
648
Sold for:
$2,370$2,000

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

Description:

Mahogany Striking Patent Timepiece or "Banjo" Clock, New England, circa 1825, with gilded rope molded frames enclosing reverse-paintings on glass, the lower depicting and marked Juno and the waist glass marked Patent, painted iron dial with Roman numerals, eight-day time and strike movement marked on front plate A. Willard Grafton, with rack and snail strike, recoil escapement, two lead weights and pendulum, ht. 33 1/2 in.
Estimate $1,200-1,800

Replacement throat glass, side arms, finial and dial, paint loss and corner missing on lower glass, movement mark is an addition.

Keywords

New England, A. Willard Grafton, Anchor escapement, Clock, Clockmakers, Clocks, Horology, Pendulum