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Thomas Pierce Mahogany Longcase Clock

Auction:
2946M
Lot:
616
Sold for:
$4,920$4,000

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2946M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 28, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Thomas Pierce Mahogany Longcase Clock, Bristol, United Kingdom, c. 1785, the swan's neck pediment with brass rosettes and central finial, blind fret frieze and cornice, freestanding columns capped with Corinthian capitals flank the composite brass dial with silvered roman numeral chapter ring, cast brass spandrels, maker's boss engraved Tho. Pierce/Bristol, recessed date and moon's age and High Water at Bristol Key, the waist door with serpentine top flanked by chamfered reeded columns and the base with raised panel all on ogee bracket feet, eight-day, five-pillar movement with rack striking and recoil escapement regulated by a brass-faced pendulum bob and steel rod and powered by two brass-cased weights, ht. 98 in. to top of finial.
Estimate $2,000-3,000

Replacement seating board and ogee feet, brass finial by association, movement complete but could use a cleaning.


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

Thomas Pierce, Pierce Mahogany, United Kingdom, Anchor escapement, Ancient inventions, Bob, Escapement, Franche-Comté, Longcase clock, One cent coin, Pendulum, Pendulums, Time