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Joshua Seward Timepiece or "Banjo" Clock

Auction:
2804M
Lot:
69
Sold for:
$2,337$1,900

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

Description:

Joshua Seward Timepiece or "Banjo" Clock, Boston, c. 1830, mahogany case with half-round moldings enclosing the reverse-painted glasses, painted iron Roman numeral dial marked Seward, arrow hands, brass, eight-day, time-only movement powered by a cast iron weight and regulated by a pendulum, ht. 34 in.

Note: According to Paul Foley "Willard Patent Timepieces", Seward was a likely apprentice of John Sawin and advertised in 1833 that he had on hand a "large assortment of silver watches and was a manufacturer of clocks and timepieces..."
Estimate $1,500-2,500

Some cracks in half-round moldings.Glasses are old replacements.


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

Joshua Seward Timepiece, Paul Foley, John Sawin