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French Crystal Regulator

Auction:
2623M
Lot:
459
Sold for:
$923$750

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2623M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
December 01, 2012 10:00AM

Description:

French Crystal Regulator, c. 1890, brass and beveled glass case with 3 1/2-in. enameled Roman numeral dial with paste stones around the perimeter, front door flanked by freestanding fluted columns with Corinthian capitals and acanthus leaves, eight-day time and strike movement with circular brass pendulum, ht. 11 3/4 in.
Estimate $300-350

All four beveled glasses without chips. No paste stones missing. Dial has no hairline cracks but a small chip at the edge below the VI.

Keywords

Acanthus, Capital, Classical order, Corinthian order, Pendulum