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Japanese Makura Dokei or Bracket Clock

Auction:
2804M
Lot:
137
Sold for:
$5,535$4,500

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

Description:

Japanese Makura Dokei or Bracket Clock, c. 1840, with straight sided bell above the top mounted balance wheel, turned brass corner columns, round, floral engraved, front and back plates, double calendar apertures, 2 1/4-in. revolving dial, fixed pierced steel hand, one-day, chain fusee, verge escapement time train with going barrel strike train, all in a glazed Shitan wood case with hidden key drawer and brass carrying handle, ht. with handle extended 9 1/2 in.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

Clock appears to have been overhauled and is currently running.


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pierced steel hand