Clock, Watch, Jewelry, Nautical Instruments & Antiques Auction
Clocks & Clockmaker's Shop featuring rare French Industrial Series
Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 10:30am: LOTS 1 - 598
Preview: Saturday, May 19 at 8am to 10:15am. Limited Watch Preview Extended Until 12pm.
Precision Timepieces, Important Watches, Nautical Instruments, Marine Clocks, Jewelry & Antiques
Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 10am: LOTS 599 - 1192
Preview: Saturday, May 19 at 8am to 10:15am & Sunday, May 20 at 8am to 9:45am
The Manchester Downtown Hotel (formerly the Radisson Hotel), Manchester, NH
D.J. Tasma, Grouw, a monumental three train musical tall clock with full calendar, automata, and phases of the moon, mahogany case with molded base, fluted feet, canted corners, and carved bell flower molding with conforming marquetry band and central conch shell, the trunk with stop fluted half columns and Corinthian capitals, the door with carving and inlay matching the base, bonnet with stop fluted columns and Corinthian capitals below a pitched pediment with central carved basket of flowers, and three figural finials, brass composite dial with arcaded, silvered, roman numeral chapter ring, gilt spandrels, and engraved, matted center with calendar apertures, pierced blued steel hands, the arch with central moonphase aperture and polychrome painted landscape scene featuring two female musicians with lutes, their arms moving, as if to strum their instruments as the clock runs, and 8 day, three train, quarter striking musical movement, 7.5 inch cylinder playing 10 tunes on 12 bells, the quarters sounded on single bell, and striking the hours on a gong.
CONDITION: case refinished, numerous veneer repairs, some carvings replaced, marquetry banding painted out on the door, brass mounts polished, some repairs with opaque coating, chapter ring resilvered, spandrels regilt, dial center with minor tarnish, month and day discs with minor losses and touch ups, moon phase disc with scratch, the landscape painting in arch with abrasions and minor losses, left lute player's arm lacking paint, movement with minor tarnish and staining, the movement appears complete but the functionality is unknown, finials are replaced, weights replaced.
ESTIMATE: $8000 - $12000
PRICE SOLD: $7000
DIMENSIONS: 113in x 24in x 15in