AUCTION : 0518


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

Lot#: 713

DESCRIPTION: Frodsham & Baker, 31 Gracechurch St., London, two day marine chronometer with Molyneux's auxiliary compensation, 11 jewel fusee movement with Earnshaw's escapement, and freesprung, cut bimetallic balance with diamond endstone, blued steel helical balance spring and jewelled auxiliary compensation, Roman numeral silvered dial with wind indicator and gold spade and poker hands, contained in a brass bowl, and mounted in a very decorative, brass inlaid, rosewood veneered mahogany box with gimbals and lacquered brass furniture
CONDITION: box and movement by association, movement running, plates with minor staining, some steel with scattered, minor oxide, balance spring with losses to bluing, dial with minor marks and dirt, hands good, bowl with dings and scratches, small gap between bezel and dial, bezel and bowl thread with wear, care required when tightening, box refinished and with minor splits and losses to veneer, rectangular name/ number plate on box front removed, the recess now with putty filler, some lifting and loss to brass inlay. See Gould, "The Marine Chronometer", p. 184, for mention of the Molyneux's use of jewelling in his auxiliary attachments.
ESTIMATE: $1000 - $1500
CIRCA: 1855
DIMENSIONS: 7.5in x 7.25in x 7.25in