Simon Willard and Son Stenciled Timepiece
- Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2760M
- Date / Time :
- November 01, 2014 10:00AM
Simon Willard and Son Stenciled Timepiece, Boston, Massachusetts, c. 1825, the mahogany case with half round stenciled frames enclosing reverse paintings on glass, both with ochre borders, the throat glass inscribed Patent with gold leaf classical vase and leaf decoration, the lower with oval aperture within a gold leaf border on red ground, the painted iron Roman dial is faintly inscribed Simon Willard & Son/Boston with a gilt-brass bezel, below the clock is a stenciled pedestal and gilded acorn, eight day time only movement with through bolt case attachment, lead weight and brass-faced pendulum bob, ht. 40 in.
Lacking side ornaments, dial signature very faint, glasses appear to be extensively restored with remains of the original decoration.
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