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
Instrument maker's trade sign, thick wooden board and batten construction with arched top, molded edges, black background with red and gold trim and hand-painted lettering reading "Jos Willan / Boston / Est. 1851 / Instrument Maker", applied sculptural elements made of wood and sheet copper include an inverted pair of dividers and an octant with partial signature.
CONDITION: Probably a reproduction made with some old materials, a skilled artist went to great lengths to artificially age and distress this handsome sign in a convincing manner. The age of the reproduction itself adds to the verisimilitude.
ESTIMATE: $400 - $500
PRICE SOLD: $375
DIMENSIONS: 36.5in x 24in x 5in