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Simon Willard Patent Timepiece or "Banjo" Clock

Auction:
2724M
Lot:
479
Sold for:
$2,337$1,900

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

Description:

Simon Willard Patent Timepiece or "Banjo" Clock, Roxbury, Massachusetts, c. 1810, painted iron Roman numeral dial with pierced blued-steel hands, mahogany crossbanded inlaid case framing reverse-painted glasses, the lower geometric pattern glass in blue, creme and gold inscribed S. Willard's Patent, the waist glass with cross-hatched gold decoration flanked by brass side ornaments, eight-day timepiece movement with step train, fillister head case attachment, and dead-beat escapement set in a uniformly cut head, regulated by a pendulum and powered by a lead weight, ht. 33 in.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Waist glass is a 20th century replacement and cracked, box glass is probably not the first, original dial with surface imperfections, original brass hardware, lead weight and pendulum


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

Simon Willard Patent Timepiece, Massachusetts, Roxbury, pierced blued-steel hands, brass hardware