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Japanese Striking Shaku Dokei or Pillar Clock

Auction:
2804M
Lot:
133
Sold for:
$1,968$1,600

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

Description:

Japanese Striking Shaku Dokei or Pillar Clock, 19th century, traditional-style wood case with glazed hood and key drawer, the trunk has pierced brass sound frets inset into the sides and time scale with movable hour and half hour markers attached to the front, brass movement with turned pillars at corners, pierced and engraved front plate and verge escapement regulated by a balance wheel, spring-powered striking mechanism in the trunk, housed in a brass case, and acts as the weight to power the time movement, ht. 20 in.
Estimate $1,500-2,000

Clock is complete, ticks and strikes, but has not been restored


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