William Cummens Mahogany Tall Clock with Rocking Ship Automaton
- Sold for:
- Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2760M
- Date / Time :
- November 01, 2014 10:00AM
William Cummens Mahogany Tall Clock with Rocking Ship Automaton, Roxbury, Massachusetts, c. 1800, the fret-top case with reeded plinths and brass finials, reeded freestanding columns flanking the glazed hood door over the 12-in. painted iron Roman numeral dial signed William Cummens, Roxbury, with Federal shields in the corners and rocking ship flying the American flag automaton in the arch against a rocky coast scene with a windmill, rectangular waist door with banded and line inlays flanked by reeded columns, and printed directions for setting up a clock inside, base with similar inlay treatment and short bracket-foot base with scalloped apron, eight-day brass movement with pendulum and two tin-cased weights, ht. 96 in.
Note: The backboard of this clock is stamped "IS" which an informed source states was the mark of Israel Sack from 1927-1929.
object left rear hood support now gone, dial with mionor imperfections, case stamped on backboard "IS", period hands weights and pendulum. Backboard made in two pieces, with lower base section and the remainder one board. This appears to be of original manufacture
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