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S.B. Terry Eight-day Torsion Octagon Wall Clock

Auction:
2804M
Lot:
19
Sold for:
$677$550

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

Description:

S.B. Terry Eight-day Torsion Octagon Wall Clock, Terryville, Connecticut, c. 1853, rosewood veneered ogee octagon case with printed label on the reverse stating in part, Eight-Day and Thirty Hour Marine Clocks, and Time Pieces. Warranted. Manufactured by Terryville Manufacturing Company, U.S.A., Patented by S.B. Terry, October 5th, 1852., 9-in. painted zinc Roman numeral dial, eight-day, time-only torsion pendulum movement stamped Patented Oct. 5th 1852, ht. 12 in.

Provenance: Terry and Karen Brotherton.
Estimate $500-700

Original dial paint with some losses. Veneer and label in very good condition.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

B. Terry Eight-day, Connecticut, Terryville, Terryville Manufacturing Company, United States, Karen Brotherton, Terry, dial paint