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Continental Gilt-framed Picture Clock

Auction:
2804M
Lot:
201
Sold for:
$861$700

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

Description:

Continental Gilt-framed Picture Clock, c. 1860, oil on canvas depicting a farm scene with cottages and figures on a riverbank, 1 1/4-in. Roman numeral porcelain dial marked Wurtel Paris 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, ht. 32, wd. 39 in.
Estimate $500-700

mechanisms need cleaning and adjustments, ticks and strikes


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Keywords

oil, Paris