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J. Smith and Sons Brass Scroll-plate Fusee Skeleton Clock

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2946M
Lot:
659
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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2946M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 28, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

J. Smith and Sons Brass Scroll-plate Fusee Skeleton Clock, London, c. 1850, silvered roman numeral and scrolled chapter ring inscribed J. Smith & Sons/London, blued-steel spade hour hand and steel pointer minute hand, scrolled plates with cathedral-shaped wheel-train section and gothic spire top, chain fusee time-only movement with recoil escapement and rear-hung pendulum, solid mahogany pedestal with boxwood line inlay all under a glass shade, ht. 15 1/2 in.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Pedestal probably a replacement, movement in cleaned and overhauled condition, glass shade had multiple cracks in the back.


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

London, Anchor escapement, Clocks, Escapements, Fusee, Pendulum, Skeleton clock, Time