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Miniature Ormolu and Marble Great Wheel Skeleton Clock

Auction:
2760M
Lot:
411
Sold for:
$4,920$4,000

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

Description:

Miniature Ormolu and Marble Great Wheel Skeleton Clock, France, c. 1800, the 2-in. porcelain Roman numeral dial with leaf dial surround and pierced brass hands set in the inverted "Y" frame with going barrel at the base, cast rosette screws for plate attachment, high count great wheel with six crossings and fusee to the center wheel, pinwheel escapement and thread suspension, white marble base with applied ormolu and cone feet, all set on a hardwood ebonized pedestal with glass shade, ht. including shade 14 1/2 in.

Note: Reportedly, this clock descended in the Drexel family of Newport, Rhode Island.
Estimate $4,000-6,000

Replacement ebonzied pedistal, probably period glass shade; these clocks are found in two varieties, one, as the current example, a timpiece only and two, the skeleton clock mounted up on a base with enclosed quarter striking work train and bells enclosed.


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

France, Rhode Island