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Gilt-brass Portico Mantel Clock

Auction:
2652M
Lot:
372
Sold for:
$900$750

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2652M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 04, 2013 10:00AM

Description:

Gilt-brass Portico Mantel Clock, Dijon, France, c. 1840, with four Corinthian columns supporting the cornice and flanking the 4-in. engine-turned Roman numeral dial, eight-day, time and count-wheel strike movement with floral pendulum surmounted by two swans, all on a raised plinth, ht. 16 1/2 in.
Estimate $800-1,200

Some paint loss on Roman numerals. Dial marked by clockmaker but is not readable. Movement runs and strikes but may need cleaning and adjustment.


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

Portico Mantel Clock, Dijon, France, clockmaker, Clocks, Linguistics, Mantel clock, Numeral systems, Numerals, Pendulum, Roman numeral analysis