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Joseph Ives Hour Glass "Wagon Spring" Clock

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


Joseph Ives Hour Glass "Wagon Spring" Clock, Plainville/Farmington, Connecticut, c. 1839-41, the mahogany case with freestanding columns capped by urn finials, the upper section with wooden Roman numeral dial and moon hands, the lower section with reverse-painted tablet depicting a Greek Revival home and fence opening to the printed maker's label stating in part Improved Paten [sic] Brass Clocks, Manufactured by Joseph Ives, Plainville, Farmington, CT., all against a green dust paper, thirty-hour time and countwheel strike movement with lantern pinions, pendulum and leaf ("wagon") spring mounted in the top, ht. 23 1/2 in.

Provenance: Terry and Karen Brotherton.

Literature: For additional information about these rarities please see Kenneth D. Roberts, The Contributions of Joseph Ives to Connecticut Clock Technology, 1810-1862, pp. 207-209.
Estimate $8,000-12,000

Reverse painted glass cracked and professionally restored. The back of the backboard has what appears to be shipping directions painted on with the last line reading "Care of Eli B. Phelps" .

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Farmington, Plainville, Connecticut, Joseph Ives, Karen Brotherton, Terry Brotherton, Kenneth D. Roberts