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Brass Lyre-plate Fusee Skeleton Timepiece Attributed to Dent

Auction:
3003M
Lot:
265
Sold for:
$1,230$1,000

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3003M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
April 28, 2017 10:00AM

Description:

Brass Lyre-plate Fusee Skeleton Timepiece Attributed to Dent, London, c. 1850, silvered roman numeral dial and blued-steel moon hands front the shaped, lyre plate, time-only movement with chain fusee, delicate five-spoked wheel work, recoil escapement and rear-hung, thumb-screw regulated, brass-faced pendulum and retainer, all on a mahogany pedestal and under a glass shade, ht. 13 in.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

Restored mahogany pedestal, movement in clean and restored condition


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

London, Anchor escapement, Clocks, Escapement, Fusee, Skeleton clock, Time