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Early Italian Rosewood Veneered Alarm Table Clock

Auction:
3147M
Lot:
139
Sold for:
$1,230$1,000

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3147M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 05, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Early Italian Rosewood Veneered Alarm Table Clock, dome-top case with brass bail handle and four flame finials, applied brass mounts and pierced sound frets above the composite brass dial with name boss in the arch reading "Vespasian/Roma," applied pierced brass spandrels, roman numeral chapter ring, alarm disk, false pendulum aperture, and pierced iron hands, all resting on a stepped, molded base and four foliate design feet, eight-day half-hour strike on two bells with crown-wheel escapement and pull repeat, ht. with handle extended 21 in.
Estimate $1,000-1,500

worm holes throughout case, some molding missing, ticking and keeping time but bell hammers not functioning.


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

Ancient Greek technology, Clock, Escapement, Measurement, Pendulum, Time