Joseph Ives Patent Looking Glass Clock
- Sold for:
- Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2804M
- Date / Time :
- April 25, 2015 10:00AM
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.
Both original glasses with losses now stabilized, no other significant condition issues.
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