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2946M Marlborough
October 27, 2016 10:00 AMCalender
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Massachusetts Gilt-framed Patent Timepiece or "Banjo" Clock

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

Description:

Massachusetts Gilt-framed Patent Timepiece or "Banjo" Clock, c. 1820, mahogany case with a roman numeral painted iron dial, brass side ornaments, rope-molded gilt frames enclosing the reverse-painted glass tablets, lower glass depicting a battle between the ships the Wasp and the Frolic, reading Capture of the Frolic in the banner, and an eagle above a blue- and red-painted shield reading Patent, the lower gadrooning with center medallion reading Jones, eight-day time-only movement regulated by a brass-faced pendulum bob, ht. 33 in.
Estimate $800-1,200

Has pendulum, weight, finial and winding key. Glasses old replacemnt with paint loss to lower glass.


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