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
Anton Jezek, Wien, Austria, 30 day, time, strike & grande sonnerie, weight driven movement in a two piece carved walnut case with carved and turned half columns flanking dial, carved fleur-de-lis style trim over trunk door glass over a base with a single drawer, cabinet and two carved and turned 3/4 columns resting on bun feet. The intricately engraved nickel plated dial has blue numerals on raised engraved brass plaques with maker's signature "Ant. Jezek" and matching pendulum disc and weights.
CONDITION: the case has been professionally refinished. There is a small abrasion to the front molding below door. The movement, dial, weights and pendulum are all in good condition. The pendulum has an unusual brass suspension guard. The consignor has provided a custom built riser which is included to raise the clock off the floor 3 inches. This is a striking example of a desirable long duration clock.
ESTIMATE: $3000 - $4000
PRICE SOLD: $2500
DIMENSIONS: 83in x 26in x 14in
England, dwarf tall clock, 8 day, time and strike, weight driven five posted movement in an oyster wood veneered case with marquetry inlay on door and string inlay on sides of case and barley twist column flanking hood door. The brass dial has silvered chapter ring, brass corner spandrels and matted brass center with early serpentine hands.
CONDITION: the case has an old finish. Each riser for the movement has two strips added, one on each side, to expand the surface to accommodate current seatboard configuration. The hinge blocks on the inside of case have been replaced. The dial has been professionally restored. There is an old label and note pasted to inside of backboard.
ESTIMATE: $3000 - $4000
PRICE SOLD: $2300
DIMENSIONS: 62in x 13.25in x 9in
Herschede Hall Clock Co., Cincinnati Ohio for A.E. Siedle, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, "Pattern No. 99" hall clock, 8 day, time, strike and chime on five tubes signed Herschede Hall Clock Co., brass weight driven German movement in a carved mahogany case with full reeded Corinthian columns on the hood (in tandem) and the trunk door, beveled glasses on sides of hood and oval trunk door, carved large paw feet and trim on gabled top. The brass dial is signed by Pittsburgh retailer and has moon phase, silvered chapter ring with applied brass numerals and chime / silent and strike / silent selectors.
CONDITION: the case retains its original finish with some scuffing on the paw feet and lower molding of hood. There is a repair to arch on hood door and some of the fine beaded molding on hood is absent. The dial has some light oxidation. The Crown Symphony Tubes are individually signed, patent date January 13 03.
ESTIMATE: $2500 - $3500
PRICE SOLD: $1500
DIMENSIONS: 102in x 27in x 17in
New Jersey or New York tall clock, 8 day, time and strike, weight driven movement in a mahogany and mahogany veneer broken arch case with French feet, banded inlay around plinth, center panel, trunk and hood door, ebony striping on four full columns flanking hood, three brass finials, brass rosettes on broken arch and crotch mahogany trunk door and plinth. The painted metal dial has bird's nest in arch and painted floral spandrels and calendar disc under center arbor.
CONDITION: the case has an old refinish with minor restoration to the plinth. There is about an inch of the rear right front absent and a chip of the left front foot. The dial is in excellent condition. The weights and finials are older replacements.
ESTIMATE: $1500 - $2000
PRICE SOLD: $650
DIMENSIONS: 93.5in x 19in x 10in
T. Clare, Hatton, England, tall clock, 8 day, time, strike and chime on a nest of six bells, weight driven movement in a inlaid mahogany case with four fluted columns flanking hood. The trunk has a shaped crotch mahogany door flanked by fluted quarter columns with gold painted capitals over a crotch mahogany base framed by string inlay and contrasting mahogany veneer. The brass dial has silvered chapter ring, moon phase, maker's signature, silvered second's bit and calendar aperture.
CONDITION: the case retains its original finish with some wear on arch top. The hood door glass is absent. There is an empty dowel hole on top of hood. There is a chip to the upper left return molding. The sidelights are absent and are now covered with silk. The feet are absent. The dial and movement are in good condition with minor flaking on the moon phase disc. Hands are later than the clock.
ESTIMATE: $1500 - $2000
PRICE SOLD: $600
DIMENSIONS: 89in x 22.5in x 11in
Unsigned New York or New Jersey, tall clock, 8 day, time and strike, weight driven movement in a inlaid mahogany case with high broken arch pediment top on hood with pressed brass rosettes and three brass finials. The painted metal dial is flanked by tapering full reeded columns with brass capitals up front and reeded quarter columns in the rear. The trunk has a crotch mahogany door flanked by similar full reeded columns over a crotch mahogany base framed by contrasting mahogany veneer resting on straight bracket feet.
CONDITION: the case retains its original nicely rubbed down finish. There is an age split on the lower left side and minor veneer chipping on right side of base. There is a 3" wide section of the lower back board replaced. The dial retains its original paint with some fading to decoration and numerals. The consignor reports the clock is likely from the Elizabeth, New Jersey area.
ESTIMATE: $1500 - $2000
PRICE SOLD: $1500
DIMENSIONS: 93.5in x 19.5in x 10.25in
D.J. Tasma, Grouw, a monumental three train musical tall clock with full calendar, automata, and phases of the moon, mahogany case with molded base, fluted feet, canted corners, and carved bell flower molding with conforming marquetry band and central conch shell, the trunk with stop fluted half columns and Corinthian capitals, the door with carving and inlay matching the base, bonnet with stop fluted columns and Corinthian capitals below a pitched pediment with central carved basket of flowers, and three figural finials, brass composite dial with arcaded, silvered, roman numeral chapter ring, gilt spandrels, and engraved, matted center with calendar apertures, pierced blued steel hands, the arch with central moonphase aperture and polychrome painted landscape scene featuring two female musicians with lutes, their arms moving, as if to strum their instruments as the clock runs, and 8 day, three train, quarter striking musical movement, 7.5 inch cylinder playing 10 tunes on 12 bells, the quarters sounded on single bell, and striking the hours on a gong.
CONDITION: case refinished, numerous veneer repairs, some carvings replaced, marquetry banding painted out on the door, brass mounts polished, some repairs with opaque coating, chapter ring resilvered, spandrels regilt, dial center with minor tarnish, month and day discs with minor losses and touch ups, moon phase disc with scratch, the landscape painting in arch with abrasions and minor losses, left lute player's arm lacking paint, movement with minor tarnish and staining, the movement appears complete but the functionality is unknown, finials are replaced, weights replaced.
ESTIMATE: $8000 - $12000
PRICE SOLD: $7000
DIMENSIONS: 113in x 24in x 15in
Joseph Knibb, London, a late 17th century, two train tall clock with associated case, the 8 day, six pillar time and strike movement with riveted latches, bolt and shutter maintaining power, count wheel striking, and recoil escapement, 9 1/2" square brass dial with matted center, roman numeral silvered chapter ring, date aperture above 6:00, cherub spandrels, and signed "Joseph Knibb Londini Fecit", finely finished, fretted, blued steel hands, the oak case in the manner of Jasper Braem, with ebonized moldings and ball feet, oyster veneers, marquetry panels with gadrooned urns issuing flowers and foliage, and with perching birds, flat top bonnet with ebonized Solomonic columns, glazed sides, and marquetry frieze, with brass clad pendulum, brass cased weights, brass pulleys, and correct winding key
CONDITION: movement good overall, with repairs consistent with age, ticks and strikes, escapement with excessive drop. Early style count wheel outside back plate. Bell with countersunk mounting hole. Hour and minute hands of appropriate style, seconds hand replaced, dial good, seat board with risers. Case has some repairs to veneers and marquetry, feet and top board of bonnet replaced. Lenticle glass replaced. Hood was originally rising, now sliding (many rising hoods were converted to forward sliding hoods in the early 18th century): Pendulum has repair to rod. The weights, key, and pulleys are the correct type and may be original to the movement. Overall a stunningly handsome clock by one of the world's most famous clockmakers.
ESTIMATE: $20000 - $30000
PRICE SOLD: $43000
DIMENSIONS: 76in x 17.25in x 9.75in