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Joseph Ives Gilt Patent Looking Glass Clock

Auction:
2804M
Lot:
51
Sold for:
$7,380$6,000

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

Description:

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.
Estimate $2,500-4,500

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.


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

steel hands, Connecticut, Karen Brotherton, Terry Brotherton