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Simon Willard Jr. Patent Timepiece or "Banjo" Clock

Auction:
2804M
Lot:
66
Sold for:
$1,599$1,300

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

Description:

Simon Willard Jr. Patent Timepiece or "Banjo" Clock, c. 1815, painted iron Roman numeral dial signed S. Willard Jr. Boston, mahogany crossbanded inlaid frames enclosing the reverse-painted glasses, the lower tablet reading E Pluribus Unum, the waist glass with gilt, red, blue, and green glass reading Patent, flanked by brass side ornaments, eight-day timepiece movement with step train, fillister head case attachment, and dead-beat escapement, regulated by a pendulum and a lead weight, ht. 33 in.
Estimate $500-700

bottom tablet is a replacements, throat glass original but has horizontal crack, losses to banded inlay, holes in bottom possibly for pediment, signature looks good


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.

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