Mahogany Hourglass Shelf Clock by Joseph Ives
- Sold for:
- American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2431
- Date / Time :
- November 01, 2008 3:00PM
Mahogany Hourglass Shelf Clock by Joseph Ives, Plainville, Farmington, Connecticut, c. 1839-41, free-standing columns flanking the "hour glass" shaped case, 9 1/2 in. brass dial with Roman numerals, painted tablet with town center and meeting house, 30-hour brass time and strike movement with direct fusees on the winding barrel, lantern pinions, countwheel strike and iron leaf spring mounted inside the top of the case powering the clock, ht. 23 in.
For a discussion and illustration of a related example see Kenneth D. Roberts, The Contributions of Joseph Ives to Connecticut Clock Technology, 1810-1862, pps. 207, 209-10.
Brass dial is a replacement, tablet repainted, lacking a printed maker''s label inside the case.