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Benjamin Morrill Striking Mirror Clock

Auction:
2804M
Lot:
47
Sold for:
$10,455$8,500

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

Description:

Benjamin Morrill Striking Mirror Clock, Boscawen, New Hampshire, c. 1825, the painted pine case with full-length door, gilt and faux veneer half-columns flanking the stenciled reverse-painting over the painted Roman numeral iron dial marked B. Morrill/Boscawen, and lower looking glass, pasted inside behind the looking glass is a printed maker's label stating in part, Eight-Day Clocks and Time Pieces/Manufactured by Benjamin Morrill,/Boscawen, N.H., yellow-painted interior, eight-day time and strike "rat-trap" movement, pendulum and weight, ht. 29 1/2 in.

Provenance: Peter Sawyer Antiques; Terry and Karen Brotherton.

Literature: Horological Rarities of Space City '99, p. 11.
Estimate $5,000-7,000

Original painted and looking glasses, all paint on case original, dial with minor touch up, upper right cast rosette now gone.


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

Boscawen, New Hampshire, Benjamin Morrill, Karen Brotherton, Peter Sawyer Antiques, Terry Brotherton