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Sambo Blinking Eye Clock and Another Case

Auction:
2724M
Lot:
572
Sold for:
$800$650

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

Description:

Sambo Blinking Eye Clock and Another Case, attributed to Bradley and Hubbard, Meriden, Connecticut, the cast iron case in the form of a black banjo player dressed in a hat, shirt, vest, pants, and shoes, thirty-hour, lever-escapement movement with paint on zinc dial with Roman numeral mounted in the body of the banjo, mechanical connection provides the up and down automaton motion to the eyes with the escapement action, all on a rectangular base, and another of the same statue never finished as a clock, ht. 16 in.
Estimate $1,500-2,500

Clock ticks but is in need of a cleaning. Paint darkened with dirt and age with some losses. Eyes in the unfinished case are solid and movement hole is filled with a wooden panel.


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

Meriden, black banjo player, Connecticut