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J.C. Brown Mother-of pearl Shelf Clock

Auction:
2804M
Lot:
32
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:

J.C. Brown Mother-of pearl Shelf Clock, Bristol, Connecticut, c. 1850, the case with stenciled gilt and mother-of-pearl decoration, painted zinc Roman numeral dial signed J.C. Brown, Bristol, Ct. U.S., upper glass with blue and gold corner decoration, lower transfer decorated glass depicting and marked J.C. Brown Manufacturer, printed maker's label stating Forestville Manufacturing Company, J. C. Brown, Bristol, Connecticut, eight-day time and strike movement stamped Brewster & Ingrahams, Bristol CT., U.S., ht. 17 1/2 in.

Provenance: Label of former NAWCC president Amos Avery inside door; Terry and Karen Brotherton.

Literature: Illustrated in Classic American Clocks, p. 10.
Estimate $400-600

All mother-of pearl still on the clock. Two chips, one 3 inch at bottom and 5.5 inch above door knob on door molding. Original dial and both decorated glasses.


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

Connecticut, United States, Forestville Manufacturing Company, Amos Avery, Karen Brotherton, Terry Brotherton, NAWCC president, president