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Japanese Shaku Dokei or Pillar Clock

Auction:
2804M
Lot:
135
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 Shaku Dokei or Pillar Clock, c. 1850, traditional Shitan wood case with glazed hood and key drawer, the time scale with thirteen silvered adjustable hour indicators, brass bird head pointer attached to the lead weight points to the time as the weight falls, brass movement with turned corner columns, pierced front plate of floral design and verge escapement regulated by a top mounted balance wheel, all in original wooden carrying case with Japanese characters painted on the lid, ht. of clock 12 1/2 in.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Clock appears to be in very good condition only needing the weight cord replaced.


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