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April 28, 2017 10:00 AMCalender

Joseph Ives Patent Looking Glass Clock

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Auction: Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3003MLocation: MarlboroughDate / Time: April 28, 2017 10:00AM


Joseph Ives Patent Looking Glass Clock, Bristol, Connecticut, c. 1820, mahogany scroll-top case with three brass urn finials, full-length door with reverse-painting enclosing the painted roman numeral dial with teardrop blued-steel hands flanked by scrolled corbels, reeded flat columns flank the looking glass over the lower reverse-painted glass depicting a pagoda-roofed garden house and boats, the sponge-painted interior housing an eight-day iron-plate movement with roller pinions, rack striking, and long drop pendulum, ht. 54 1/2 in.
Estimate $1,500-2,500

scrolls original, dial glass new, lower tablet old but retouched, mirror back board old replacement, case refinished. With three nickel plated finials, pendulum bob, and two cast iron weights.

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