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Juvet & Company Time Globe

Auction:
2760M
Lot:
502
Sold for:
$19,680$16,000

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

Description:

Juvet & Company Time Globe, Canajoharie, New York, c. 1880, the tabletop stand supporting the 12-in. terrestrial globe with maker's boss marked Time Globe/Manufactured by Juvet & Co./Canajoharie, NY, printed paper Arabic numeral dial on the equatorial ring displaying local time throughout the world, glass dial at the North Pole indicating local time, brass meridian ring calibrated in quadrants 0-90 degrees, thirty-hour duration clockwork mechanism inside the globe wound by the feather end of the arrow through the poles and rotating the globe 15 degrees each hour, the lacquered brass tripod stand with turned ball pillar, three stylized dolphin feet, and central compass marked Pearce & Jones/N.Y., ht. 31 in.

Note: In 1880, the esteemed Scientific American highly recommended Louis P. Juvet's Time Globe to its readers stating that it was "a fit ornament for any library, a valuable adjunct in every business office, and a necessity in every institution of learning."
Estimate $4,000-6,000

Age consistent discoloration on printed gores and equatorial ring, minor abraison on orb where contact has been made with edge of equatorial ring, object in original lacquer with normal imperfections of age, clockwork seems to run well and keep reasonable time but Skinner does not guaranty that clocks are running.


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

Louis P. Juvet, Juvet & Company, Canajoharie, Scientific American