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Thomas Wright Mahogany Bracket Clock with Penny Moon

Auction:
2804M
Lot:
125
Sold for:
$2,583$2,100

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

Description:

Thomas Wright Mahogany Bracket Clock with Penny Moon, Dorking, England, c. 1800, brass handle atop the broken arch case with brass lined door and corner strips, fabric-backed pierced brass side sound frets, and brass bracket feet, composite brass dial with applied chapter ring marked Thos. Wright, DORKING, finely matted center and penny moon in center of the silvered subsidiary dial in arch with Arabic numerals for day of lunar cycle and Roman numerals for the high tide at Dorking, brass, eight-day, twin fusee, time and strike movement with pull repeat, engraved back plate border, brackets and pendulum, ht. with handle extended 19 in.

Note: A penny moon is usually found on thirty-hour English tall case clocks and is rare on formal bracket clocks.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

Age consistent veneer cracks. Movement ticks and strikes.
Doors do not close fully and rear door glass is cracked.


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.

Keywords

Dorking, United Kingdom