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Aaron Willard Patent Timepiece or "Banjo" Clock

Auction:
2724M
Lot:
485
Sold for:
$2,460$2,000

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

Description:

Aaron Willard Patent Timepiece or "Banjo" Clock, Boston, Massachusetts, c. 1820, mahogany case with painted iron Roman numeral dial inscribed Aaron Willard, Boston, gilded rope front frames with reverse-painted glasses, the lower of a mother and child, the waist glass flanked by brass side ornaments, with ribbon scrolls framing a stenciled center, eight-day timepiece with through bolt attachment and recoil escapement, pendulum and lead weight, ht. 34 in.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

dial undisturbed, original gilding, original glasses with some touch-up, period lead weight and brass faced pendulum, old surface on case.


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.

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