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Continental Picture Clock

Auction:
2804M
Lot:
190
Sold for:
$1,353$1,100

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

Description:

Continental Picture Clock, c. 1829, oil on tin depicting a biblical scene of Susanna and the Elders, two winding arbors flanking the 1-in. Roman numeral porcelain dial in the arch of the portico, fountain in the form of a lion with faux running water triggered when the clock strikes the hour, brass, one-day time and half-hour strike movement with crown-wheel escapement, and pull repeat, tin signed lower right C.L. Hofmeister..., ht. 18, wd. 21 1/2 in.
Estimate $700-900

gilt frame has been painted brown, clock tics but is not striking and fountain function not working, clock oil running down front of painting.


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

oil, clock oil