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
Thomas Moore, Ipswich, England, tall clock, 8 day, time and strike, weight driven movement with celestial display and signs of the Zodiac on the brass dial with silvered chapter ring, signed by the maker and in a mahogany veneer case with ebonized inlay with pagoda type top and full Corinthian columns surmounted by brass capitals on both hood and trunk
CONDITION: the original movement is c1775 (Thomas Moore worked c.1740-1789). The case is later, c1800, with Victorian alterations made to fit this movement with the elliptical dial. The case retains an older finish with some veneer lifting and moldings loosening. The weights and pendulum are replaced. The celestial display and zodiac features are later, possibly reconstructed when the movement was recased. The hands are c1800. The bell was removed and the movement altered to strike on a gong.
ESTIMATE: $800 - $1200
PRICE SOLD: $550
DIMENSIONS: 87in x 22in x 11in