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2946M Marlborough
October 27, 2016 10:00 AMCalender

Aaron Willard Jr. Patent Timepiece or "Banjo" Clock

Auction: Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2946M Location: Marlborough Date / Time: October 28, 2016 10:00AM


Aaron Willard Jr. Patent Timepiece or "Banjo" Clock, No. 2076, Boston, Massachusetts, c. 1820, the mahogany case with painted iron roman numeral dial signed A. Willard, Jr./Boston, barbed steel hands and brass bezel, brass side ornaments flank the waist section with half-round moldings and reverse-painting on glass of a classical urn and foliage on a mustard and blue ground, the box glass depicts a father and three children out for a walk and ride in a baby buggy with gold leaf, blue, and mustard border framed in half-round molding, eight-day time-only movement with recoil escapement, holes for fillister head screws (now gone), front plate stamped A Willard Jr./Boston., powered by a lead weight and regulated by a brass-faced pendulum bob and iron rod, ht. to top of gilded acorn finial 33 in.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

lower glass probably original but cracked, case in old surface, lead weight inside case wound fully, dial all original including signature.

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A. Willard , Jr., Aaron Willard Jr.