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
France, a large, 19th century musical picture clock, the canvas with rural landscape, foreground with rushing river, and shepherd with sheep, horses, and goats, all before a castle with clock tower, the background with village and distant mountains, the stretcher signed and with identification of view, contained within a deeply molded gilt frame with composition ornament, the two tune music box and 8 day, two train clock movement concealed behind the painting, musical selections are Yankee Doodle, and one other unidentified air, the clock movement with silk thread suspension signed "Robert a Paris"
CONDITION: frame with minor damage to gesso, losses to gilding, and with gold paint touch up, painting with yellowed varnish and crazing, small tear in canvas, and with three areas patched and inpainted, clock dial misaligned with hole in canvas, movement tick and strikes, music box will play with encouragement, both movements would benefit from service, one hanger missing
ESTIMATE: $500 - $700
PRICE SOLD: $850
DIMENSIONS: 33.25in x 39.75in x 8in