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Aaron Willard Jr. Patent Timepiece or "Banjo" Clock

Auction:
2724M
Lot:
487
Sold for:
$5,843$4,750

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

Description:

Aaron Willard Jr. Patent Timepiece or "Banjo" Clock, Boston, Massachusetts, c. 1815, mahogany case with painted iron Arabic numeral dial signed A. Willard Jr./Boston, blued-steel hands, the gilded rope fronts frame the reverse-painted tablets, the waist glass flanked by brass side ornaments and inscribed Patent, the lower a classical lady in a garden within an oval stenciled border, eight-day timepiece with recoil escapement, fillister head screws for case attachment, pendulum, and lead weight, ht. 35 in.
Estimate $4,000-6,000

dial and signature undisturbed, glasses appear to be the original, orignal gilded frames and old surface on case, period hands, weight, bezel, side ornaments and pendulum.


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