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#: 718

DESCRIPTION: John Bliss & Co., New York, two day marine chronometer, 11 jewel fusee movement with spotted plates, Earnshaw's escapement, freesprung, cut bimetallic balance, diamond endstone, and blued steel helical balance spring, Roman numeral silvered dial with wind indicator and gold spade and poker hands, with gimballed, lacquered brass bowl, and contained in a later, three tier mahogany box with brass furniture, serial #3048
CONDITION: running, plates with minor scratches and scattered spotting, dial with minor discoloration, hands good, bezel replaced, bowl in old lacquer, gimbal polished, box with scratches, a few dings, top with split, hardware with tarnish, plaque missing. This chronometer is recorded in Mercer's "Chronometer Makers of the World"
ESTIMATE: $900 - $1200
CIRCA: 1870
DIMENSIONS: 7.875in x 7.25in x 7.375in