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Japanned Beech Case Lantern Clock

Auction:
2760M
Lot:
405
Sold for:
$6,765$5,500

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

Description:

Japanned Beech Case Lantern Clock, marked Vides et nefcis, Horam/F.G.F., c. 1735, the sarcophagus top hood with single finial over the glazed dial door with pierced sound frets above the opening and on the sides, the 6 1/2-in. brass dial inscribed as above in the arch, pressed brass spandrels, Roman numeral chapter ring with minute marks and engraved center, blued steel forged hands, thirty-hour time and hour strike movement with crown wheel and verge escapement, count wheel mounted on rear plate, "Morbier type" bell hammer, 8-in. pendulum and bell mounted above within four finials, powered by a lead weight, the case with arched waist door, recessed side panels and two-stage base molding with Japanning on a red ground throughout the clock with figures, birds, animals, trees, flowers, and a temple, ht. 102 in.
Estimate $6,000-8,000


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