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Japanese Inro Watch and Case

Auction:
2804M
Lot:
128
Sold for:
$11,685$9,500

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

Description:

Japanese Inro Watch and Case, c. 1845, turned convex dial with movable numbers and two moving hands, rear-wound movement with foliate pierced and engraved plates, going barrel, four turned posts and cylinder escapement with balance wheel mounted on the outside of the rear plate, in Shitan wood case with glazed brass bezel attached to the front and removable top with key compartment, all suspended from a cord with a bone hook and a cloisonne bead ojime, ht. 2 3/4 in.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

Watch is currently running. Wood case crack between bezel and bottom.
No key with the watch.


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