Joseph Ives Gilt Patent Looking Glass Clock
- Sold for:
- Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2804M
- Date / Time :
- April 25, 2015 10:00AM
Joseph Ives Gilt Patent Looking Glass Clock, Bristol, Connecticut, c. 1820, the dovetailed mahogany box with carved and gilt-gesso framed full-length door, the upper section with reverse-painted tablet of a country scene and lower pendulum aperture, the lower a looking glass, painted iron Arabic numeral dial and teardrop blued steel hands, the door opens to a sponge-painted and wallpapered interior, eight-day time and strike iron plate, short drop movement with rolling pinions, recoil escapement, rack and snail strike, two iron weights and pendulum, ht. 48 in.
Provenance: Terry and Karen Brotherton.
Literature: Illustrated and discussed in American Shelf and Wall Clocks, p 227.
Losses to painted tablet and new strips holding same in the frame, original looking glass, dial, movement and iron weights of two different sizes, one for time and a larger one for strike, gilt with age consistent losses.
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