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Thomas Swinnerton Lantern Clock

Auction:
2760M
Lot:
406
Sold for:
$3,321$2,700

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

Description:

Thomas Swinnerton Lantern Clock, Newcastle-under-Lyme, England, c. 1690, brass case with strapped bell above, brass frets, engraved Roman numeral chapter ring with half-and quarter-hour markings, engraved dial plate marked Thomas Swinnerton Fecit, single steel hand, thirty-hour, time and count-wheel strike movement with recoil escapement, regulated by a long pendulum and powered by a single weight, ht. 14 in.
Estimate $2,000-4,000

No weight or pendulum. Back and side panels appear to be of a later period.


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

Newcastle, United Kingdom, Thomas Swinnerton Fecit, steel hand