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Japanese Double Foliot Dai Dokei Clock

Auction:
2760M
Lot:
404
Sold for:
$25,830$21,000

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2760M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
November 01, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Japanese Double Foliot Dai Dokei Clock, 18th century, a large domed bell with thick rim secured by a twin scroll nut mounted over the twin foliots, the brass case with acid-etched surface, engraved waves and applied birds, fixed black lacquered chapter ring around rotating alarm disc with brass hand, weight-powered iron time, strike and alarm movement with verge escapement, all on a paint decorated wooden stand with hood, ht. 45 in.
Estimate $10,000-15,000

No condition or conservation concerns. Excellent example, mechanical elements are complete and running although a cleaning is advised, appropriate weights accompany the piece, age consistent dark surface on case work.


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