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Japanese Shaku Dokei or Pillar Clock

Auction:
2804M
Lot:
130
Sold for:
$2,460$2,000

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

Description:

Japanese Shaku Dokei or Pillar Clock, c. 1850, traditional-style case of mulberry wood with glazed hood and key drawer is decorated with scrolling foliage in gold maki-e lacquer, dual-sided black lacquer time scale held in place by two silvered brackets, pierced brass pointer attached to the lead weight indicates the time as the weight falls, brass movement with pierced and engraved front plate and verge escapement regulated by a balance wheel, ht. 16 in.

Note: This clock may have originally had seven two-sided time scales to allow proper timekeeping in the changeable Japanese system.
Estimate $2,000-3,000


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