07-10-2010 07-10-2010
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2513 Boston
July 10, 2010 10:00AMCalender
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George III Mahogany and Ormolu Musical Bracket Clock

 
Auction: European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2513 Location: Boston Date / Time: July 10, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

George III Mahogany and Ormolu Musical Bracket Clock, with antique elements, the dial and movement engraved for Eardley Norton, the triple drum fusee movement with nest of ten musical bells, with two repeaters, striking on a single bell, the dome-top case with side lifting handles, gilt-metal fishscale sound dampeners, glass front and rear door, on ormolu bracket feet, with face with silvered dials, the clock face engraved at center with scrolls and motto "Tempus Rerum Imperator," the demilune chime dial engraved with the name of six tunes including "The Goldfinch" and "Minuet," the movement with further scroll engraved decoration of urn amidst scrolls, ht. 17, wd. 12, dp. 9 in.
Estimate $8,000-12,000

engraving for Eardley Norton on both dial and face likely added later. small piece of veneer off of right front corner of base; chapter ring likely replaced; no unexplained holes on back of movement and case fits well with movement with no alterations; all four feet replaced.

Keywords

gilt-metal fishscale sound dampeners, Tempus Rerum Imperator