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Continental Gilt-framed Musical Picture Clock

Auction:
2804M
Lot:
193
Sold for:
$1,599$1,300

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

Description:

Continental Gilt-framed Musical Picture Clock, c. 1860, oil on canvas depicting a pastoral scene with livestock grazing on a riverbank, and a chapel with a 1 1/4-in. Roman numeral porcelain dial in the tower, powered by three brass movements, the first an eight-day time and strike, spring-powered movement, the second with a "prayer strike" movement in the manor of Morbier clocks, and the third striking at a preselected hour on two gongs, with a series of single and dual notes, the six-air musical box no. 14043 with three pull levers for music/hour/change selections, tune sheet attached to backboard, ht. 34, wd. 40 in.
Estimate $2,000-4,000

movement requires cleaning, lubrication and adjustments.


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