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
John Halifax Japanned Bracket Clock, London, with composite brass arch dial, silvered roman numeral chapter ring signed at six o'clock position, "John Halifax/London", recessed date aperture and faux pendulum, regulation dial in the arch, blued steel hands, matted centers and brass spandrels, the molded top case with japanned decoration of a Chinese pagoda and brass carrying handle at the top, dial door with floral decoration and pierced sound frets and sides both backed with red fabric, all resting on short bracket feet, the rear glazed door opens to the eight day, cable fusee, verge escapement movement with rack striking on the hour, back plate fully engraved with centered woman playing a violin, rise and fall pendulum with small brass bob and pendulum holder.
CONDITION: Silvered chapter ring discolored and tarnished, pierced wooden sound frets are replacements, minor losses to japanned decoration, lacking door and winding key. The right return molding is absent. True japanned decoration is only found on dial door and molded top; sides are painted decoration, thus the later date of this clock.
ESTIMATE: $3000 - $4000
PRICE SOLD: $1800
DIMENSIONS: 21in x 12in x 7in