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Japanese Shaku Dokei or Pillar Clock

Auction:
2804M
Lot:
132
Sold for:
$1,107$900

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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 wooden case with glazed hood and lower key drawer, reversible black lacquered time scale held on by two brackets, brass movement with turned short pillars at front corners, pierced and engraved front plate and verge escapement regulated by a balance wheel and powered by a lead weight, ht. 15 in.

Note: This clock may have originally had seven two-sided time scales to allow proper timekeeping in the changeable Japanese system.
Estimate $800-1,200

Clock in need of minor restoration, key drawer pull, time indicator for weight, and movement cleaning. Movement complete and will tick.


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