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Congreave Rolling Ball Clock

Auction:
2724M
Lot:
604
Sold for:
$1,599$1,300

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

Description:

Congreave Rolling Ball Clock, probably London, 20th century, silvered Roman numeral dial, blued steel trefoil hands, silvered name boss engraved Sir William Congreave/London/Inventor, four pillar frame with adjustable feet and pineapple finials supports the tilt table with rolling ball, as the polished ball finishes the traverse, it hits a lever tilting the table in the opposite direction, spring barrel movement with table release as the escapement, raised cherry pedestal and fitted glass enclosure, ht. of clock on pedestal, 18 1/2, with glass, 22 1/2 in.
Estimate $3,000-5,000

movement in old lacquer, complete but needs adjustment on tilt table.
Object left top corner of rear glass panel has a crack.


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

London, steel trefoil hands, William Congreave