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Massachusetts Patent Timepiece or "Banjo" Clock

Auction:
2802T
Lot:
1109
Sold for:
$1,353$1,100

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2802T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
April 21, 2015 12:00PM

Description:

Massachusetts Patent Timepiece or "Banjo" Clock, c. 1815, the mahogany case with a painted iron Roman numeral dial within a brass bezel, ebonized and gilt rope-molded frames enclosing the reverse-painted lower tablet depicting a rural scene with a cabin next to a river, and the geometric decorated waist glass reading Willard's Patent, flanked by brass side ornaments, gilt and ebonized carved pedestal, eight-day timepiece with ear plates for attachment to case, dead-beat escapement, all regulated by a brass-faced pendulum bob and iron rod, ht. 33 1/2 in.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Old replaced glasses, original dial paint


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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