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Joseph Kraus Grand Sonnerie Bracket Clock

Auction:
3003M
Lot:
269
Sold for:
$923$750

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

Description:

Joseph Kraus Grand Sonnerie Bracket Clock, Prague, no. 132, stained European beech case with top-mounted carrying handle, arched dial door, on brass paw feet, composite brass dial with 7-in. enamel disc with arabic numeral chapter ring, day of the month, marked Joseph Kraus, Prag, subsidiary strike/silent and repeat/not repeat dials in the arch, paste stone false pendulum over the twelve, time and grand sonnerie strike movement powered by going barrels and regulated by a verge escapement with a short (7-in.) pendulum, ht. with handle extended 23 in.
Estimate $1,500-2,500

Clock is currently running but the hour rack is problematic. Four finials and winding key.


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

Joseph Kraus Grand Sonnerie, Joseph Kraus, Prague, Clocks, Escapements, Kraus, Pendulum, Rotary dial, Sonnerie, Technology, Time, Verge escapement