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Continental Walnut-framed Musical Picture Clock

Auction:
2804M
Lot:
200
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 Walnut-framed Musical Picture Clock, c. 1860, oil on canvas depicting a river scene with a 1 1/4-in. Roman numeral porcelain dial in the chapel's tower, powered by two brass movements, the first an eight-day time and strike, spring-powered movement, sounding the hour and half hour, the second striking at a preselected hour on two gongs, with a series of single and dual notes, the musical box no. 92992 with dual comb, full zither, and two pull levers for start/stop, change selection, ht. 31, wd. 37 1/2 in.
Estimate $700-900

backboard replaced, mechanisms need cleaning and adjustments, ticking and strikes


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.

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