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E. Howard & Company No. 80 Renaissance Revival Tall Clock

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


E. Howard & Company No. 80 Renaissance Revival Tall Clock, Boston, Massachusetts, c. 1890, the fully carved mahogany case with sarcophagus top and two carved finials, octagonal glazed dial opening flanked by engaged columns and carved leaf spandrels over the 15-in. cast brass dial inscribed E. Howard & Co./Boston within the seconds bit, applied raised Roman numeral chapters, cast decorated zone, the waist section capped by carved ram's heads, swags and a central winged cupid over the lancet-shaped beveled glass door flanked by three-quarter columns all on a raised and carved two-stage base, eight-day time, strike and quarter-hour Westminster chiming movement on coiled gongs with gilded wooden rod, dead-beat escapement, brass-faced pendulum bob, brass pendulum tie-down and three compounded brass-cased weights, ht. 106 in.
Estimate $7,000-9,000

Small carved portion of extreme top of hood now gone, movement complete but wants a thorough cleaning and overhaul, probable original finish with age consistent imperfections., movement and gongs attach to the original cast iron plate mounted to the backboard, imperfections on original silvered dial finish.

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.


E. Howard & Company, Massachusetts, Westminster