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Dubuc Figural Mantel Clock Depicting George Washington

Auction:
2724M
Lot:
468
Sold for:
$29,520$24,000

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2724M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 03, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Dubuc Figural Mantel Clock Depicting George Washington, Paris, c. 1815, the brass case with ormolu decoration and porcelain Roman numeral dial marked Dubuc/Rue Michel-le-Comte N. 33/a Paris, within the engine turned bezel over the banner marked WASHINGTON/First in WAR, First in PEACE, First in the HEARTS of his CONTRYMEN, and eagle finial on a plinth marked E PLURIBUS UNUM flanked by a figure of George Washington in ceremonial military dress all on an ormolu decorated plinth and engine-turned bun feet, ebonized pedestal and glass shade, eight-day time and count-wheel hour and half-hour strike with silk thread pendulum suspension, ht. of clock 16, with pedestal and shade 21 in.
Estimate $5,000-7,000

Case in old polished surface, porcelain dial badly fractured, pendulum and key accompany the lot, movement complete but wants cleaning


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

George Washington, Paris