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Thomas Wentworth Eight-day tall Clock with Automaton in the Arch

Auction:
3024T
Lot:
1004
Sold for:
$738$600

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Auction:
Discovery - 3024T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
September 07, 2017 10:00AM

Description:

Thomas Wentworth Eight-day tall Clock with Automaton in the Arch, Sarum (Salisbury), United Kingdom, c. 1800, cherry case with pierced fret top, and brass finials, fluted freestanding columns flank the arched and glazed hood door over the composite brass dial, the roman numeral chapter ring inscribed "Tho. Wentworth/Sarum," engraved center and blocked penny moon, moon's age and date apertures from previous use, the arch automaton with Eve reaching her hand out to Adam offering the forbidden fruit with the tick of the pendulum, amidst a backdrop of the Garden of Eden, tombstone-shaped door in the waist and base with simple bracket feet, eight-day time and strike movement with two weights and pendulum, ht. 90 in.
Estimate $500-700

Numerous changes to the dial including a different chapter ring, added automaton arch and blocked functions for moon, moon's age and date, replaced fret and feet. Three finials, door key but no winding key.


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 Wentworth Eight-day, Geography of England, NUTS 1 statistical regions of England, Pendulum, Salisbury, Sarum, South West England, Wentworth, United Kingdom

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