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Joseph Ives Patent Looking Glass Clock

Auction:
2804M
Lot:
52
Sold for:
$6,150$5,000

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

Description:

Joseph Ives Patent Looking Glass Clock, Bristol, Connecticut, c. 1820, mahogany scroll-top case with three brass urn finials, full-length door with reverse-painting enclosing the painted Roman numeral dial with teardrop blued steel hands flanked by bird's-eye maple corbels, reeded flat columns flank the looking glass over the lower reverse-painting on glass depicting a pagoda-roofed garden house and boats, the sponge-painted interior housing an eight-day iron plate movement with roller pinions, rack striking, two iron weights and long drop pendulum, ht. 54 1/2 in.

Provenance: Robert C. Cheney; Terry and Karen Brotherton.

Literature: A closely related clock is illustrated and discussed in Kenneth Roberts, The Contributions of Joseph Ives to Connecticut Clock Technology 1810-1862; pp. 62-65.
Estimate $6,000-9,000

Both original glasses with losses now stabilized, no other significant condition issues.


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, Robert C. Cheney, Terry Brotherton, Joseph Ives