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
Unsigned, probably Massachusetts, 8 day, weight driven brass movement patent timepiece, with mahogany case and gilt, rope molded frames, cast brass side arms, cast brass bezel, and brass ball and spire finial, throat glass with green and gilt bordered lattice on a red ground above a red rising sun style ornament with gilt rays, and signed "Willard's Patent", the lower glass with matching border and depicting the battle between the USS Constitution and the HMS Guerriere, white painted roman numeral dial with steel barbed hands, and brass clad pendulum.
CONDITION: Mahogany case has an old finish has a small repair on the bottom left side. The bottom board and one glue block have been replaced. Original painted dial is in very nice condition for its age and is mounted to the case with two L-turns. Nicely made original hands. Both tablets are original which makes this example exceptional. Original lead weight. Period winding key. Finial is a replacement.
ESTIMATE: $2000 - $3000
PRICE SOLD: $1100
DIMENSIONS: 33.75in x 10in x 3.5in