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2890M Marlborough
April 29, 2016 10:00AMCalender

George Marsh Hollow Column Clock

Auction: Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2890M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: April 29, 2016 10:00AM


George Marsh Hollow Column Clock, Connecticut, c. 1832, mahogany veneered case with carved eagle splat, round hollow Doric columns flanking the round, painted wood, Arabic numeral dial, reverse-painted lower door glass, label inside marked in part: Patent Brass Eight-Day Clocks Manufactured for George Marsh & Co., all on carved paw feet, eight-day Ives strap brass movement powered by two lead weights which descend through the columns and regulated by a pendulum, ht. 38 in.

Provenance: Peter Mitchell, Mitchell Inn, Middletown, New York.

Note: The present clock is illustrated in Early American Clocks, Vol. III, by Dan Maust, 1975, p. 72; American Clocks and Clock Makers, by Carl Drepperd, p. 101 (illus.); NAWCC Bulletin, February 1949, whole number 27, p. 564; and American Antiques Journal, April 1949, p. 19. The lot is accompanied by a copy of Antiques Journal, Drepperd, and the NAWCC bulletin.
Estimate $4,000-6,000

Lead weights possibly replacements, very close tolerance in weight channels, painted tablet although shown in earliest references cited, probably is an old replacement based on an original.

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