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German Quarter Striking "Jacks and Bell" Automaton Wall Clock

Auction:
2804M
Lot:
195
Sold for:
$2,583$2,100

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

Description:

German Quarter Striking "Jacks and Bell" Automaton Wall Clock, Black Forest, c. 1850, with painted iron Roman numeral dial, cutout in arch with nest of three bells and three "jacks" with hammers, each quarter is struck on the two small bells, on the hour the quarters are followed by the hour on the large bell, three-train movement with wood plates, brass wheels, and steel arbors, powered by three brass-cased weights, ht. of dial 18 in.
Estimate $800-1,200

Movement ticks and strikes quarters and hour. Original paint on dial and "Jacks".


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

steel arbors, Black Forest