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Ebonized Mahogany Rococo Chime Clock

Auction:
2804M
Lot:
113
Sold for:
$13,530$11,000

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2804M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
April 25, 2015 10:00AM

Description:

Ebonized Mahogany Rococo Chime Clock, probably England, c. 1880, the pierced scroll top with carved urn finials surmount the stylized glazed hood door with carved surround and flanked by carved buttresses over the engraved brass Arabic numeral dial with three subsidiary dials in the arch for "Strike and Chime Silent" and "Whittington and Westminster" chime selection, seconds bit and engraved throughout the serpentine form, with waist carved freestanding columns flanking the glazed waist door with lattice carving over the base panel with grotesque mask, carving on a punch decorated surface and ogee feet, eight-day time, strike, and quarter-hour chime movement with nine tubular bells against the fretted back, all powered by three brass cylindrical weights and regulated by a mercury jar pendulum, ht. 108 in.
Estimate $10,000-15,000

Movement needs an overhaul, age consistent imperfections, mercury jar now gone, central finial plinth broken


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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