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Alfred H. Huntington Patent Timepiece or "Banjo" Clock

Auction:
2760M
Lot:
462
Sold for:
$1,538$1,250

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

Description:

Alfred H. Huntington Patent Timepiece or "Banjo" Clock, St. Albans, Vermont, c. 1825, the mahogany veneered head with brass bezel and Roman numeral painted iron dial signed A.H. Huntington St. Albans, rope-molded gilt frames enclosing the reverse-painted tablets, lower one depicting Poseidon riding his chariot, brass side ornaments and gilt pedestal, brass, eight-day, time-only movement, pendulum and lead weight, ht. 41 in.

Note: According to Spittlers and Bailey, Clockmakers and Watchmakers of America, p. 211, Alfred H. Huntington worked with Curtis and Dunning as an apprentice for four years and by 1825 had moved to St. Albans, Vermont, at work as a journeyman for Hiram Eaton.

Estimate $2,500-3,500

throat glass cracked but stabilized, mahogany veneer on head has some losses and cracking.


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Keywords

St. Albans, Vermont, Alfred H. Huntington Patent Timepiece, Poseidon, Alfred H. Huntington, Hiram Eaton