AUCTION : 0518

Instruments 

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

Tall Clocks and Regulators

Lot#: 336

DESCRIPTION: Thomas Moss, Frodsham, England, tall clock, 8 day, time and strike, weight driven movement in an oak case with mahogany banding, bell top, four full reeded Corinthian columns on the hood with painted foliate frieze above dial, reeded quarter columns flanking trunk door. The brass dial has brass corner spandrels, silvered chapter ring and silvered center boss with maker's signature and seconds bit and surrounded by brass calendar ring indicated by hand off of center arbor.
CONDITION: the case has been refinished and is missing feet. The hood is missing wooden plates behind the columns at rear of hood. There are a pair of modern eagle finials included, but not photographed as they are not the appropriate style. The dial is in good condition.
ESTIMATE: $1200 - $1500
PRICE SOLD: $550
CIRCA: 1750
DIMENSIONS: 82.5in x 21in x 10in

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Lot#: 337

DESCRIPTION: 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
CIRCA: 1775/1800
DIMENSIONS: 87in x 22in x 11in

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Lot#: 338

DESCRIPTION: Woolley of Codnor, England, tall clock, 30 hour, time and strike, endless chain weight driven movement in an oak case with full columns topped by brass capitals flanking hood. The brass dial has silvered chapter ring, maker's signature on silvered disc and silvered calendar disc with serpentine hands.
CONDITION: the case retains its original finish with a chip on left and right side quarter columns flanking hood door. There is a vertical age split in base. The weight and brass covered pendulum are period.
ESTIMATE: $300 - $500
PRICE SOLD: $300
CIRCA: 1760
DIMENSIONS: 75.5in x 21in x 11.5in

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Lot#: 339

DESCRIPTION: Fra. Robinson, In the Temple, England, tall clock, 8 day, time and strike, weight driven movement in a mahogany case with three brass finials, reeded corners with brass inserts and fretted sides flanking the hood, crotch mahogany trunk door and lower panel resting on applied bracket feet. The brass dial has maker's signature, cast brass corner spandrels and silvered chapter ring, calendar indicator, subsidiary seconds and pendulum rate adjustment.
CONDITION: the case has an older finish with some minor veneer lifting on lower left corner of trunk and top of trunk above door on right. There is a sliver of the right return molding on lower hood that is absent and the frets on side of hood are punctured in places. The finials are replacements.
ESTIMATE: $400 - $600
PRICE SOLD: $450
CIRCA: 1780
DIMENSIONS: 81in x 17.5in x 8in

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Lot#: 340

DESCRIPTION: Germany, tall clock, 8 day, time and strike, brass weight driven movement in a mahogany case with broken arch top, full turned columns flanking hood door, pierced fretwork on sides, beveled trunk door glass and paw feet. The brass dial has silvered chapter ring with applied brass numerals, moon phase, and applied brass spandrels.
CONDITION: the case retains its original finish. The finials are absent. The movement mounts have been altered and the movement sits cockeyed. The suspension is absent and one side of the suspension bridge is broken. The weights appear to be earlier than case and movement.
ESTIMATE: $600 - $800
PRICE SOLD: $250
CIRCA: 1920
DIMENSIONS: 94in x 21in x 15in

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Lot#: 341

DESCRIPTION: Herschede Clock Co., Cincinnati, OH, 8 day, three-train, chiming, weight-driven movement playing Westminster on five tubes in a mahogany case flanked with fluted half-columns and broken pediment with center finial. Brass dial with silvered chapter ring, strike / silent selector, applied cast brass and engraved dial center and spandrels and moon phase, serial number 437470.
CONDITION: Dark finish on case has some small scratches Dial and moon phase are in very good condition. Tarnish on brass weights and pendulum bob.
ESTIMATE: $500 - $700
PRICE SOLD: $550
CIRCA: 1947
DIMENSIONS: 80in x 21in x 13in

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Lot#: 342

DESCRIPTION: Joseph Baker, Appleby, (County Westmorland), England, tall clock, 8 day, time and strike, weight driven movement in a mahogany and oak veneer case with a dental molded broken arch pediment, brass rosettes and center finial, two fluted columns with brass capitals flanking hood over an inlaid oak and mahogany trunk, fluted columns flanking trunk door resting on straight bracket feet. The brass dial has a silvered chapter ring, date aperture and cast corner spandrels.
CONDITION: The later case (c1830), associated with the c1760 movement, retains its original finish with splitting to veneer on hood. The second's bit is a later modification. The tip of the minute hand is absent.
ESTIMATE: $1000 - $1500
PRICE SOLD: $425
CIRCA: 1760
DIMENSIONS: 88in x 20in x 9.5in

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Lot#: 343

DESCRIPTION: N. Brown, Kingsbridge England, tall case clock, 8 day, time and bell strike, weight driven movement in an inlaid mahogany case with rope turned columns with painted metal dial, signed by the maker
CONDITION: the case has an old finish and is missing two finials. The top crest and chimneys are later. The feet have been replaced. The pendulum is period with painted bob. The corner spandrels have been repainted.
ESTIMATE: $500 - $700
PRICE SOLD: $300
CIRCA: 1840
DIMENSIONS: 87in x 20in x 10in

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Lot#: 344

DESCRIPTION: Clocks- 2 (Two) English Floor Standing: (1) Perivale/Anvil, London for B. Walton & Sons, Chester, floor standing clock, 8 day, three train Westminster chime, spring-driven movement in an Art Deco walnut case with square chapter, c. 1930; (2) Brockbank & Atkins, London, floor clock, 8 day, time only, spring-driven fusee movement in a pine case with carved applied ornaments and crest, painted metal dial, c1890.
CONDITION: (1) Case veneer is cracking in several spots. Movement ticks, strikes and chimes. (2) Case finish has been worked on in the past. Metal dial is starting to crack, but has no losses. Pendulum included may not be original. Movement ticks, but was not tested long term. Dimensions are for the Brockbank & Atkins. Sold "as is".
ESTIMATE: $400 - $600
PRICE SOLD: $500
DIMENSIONS: 78in x 11.5in x 5.25in

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Lot#: 345

DESCRIPTION: Tall Clocks- 2 (Two) England / Scotland, 8 day, time and strike, weight driven movements in broken arch topped cases with painted metal dials: (1) J.M. Gibson, Alnwick in oak; (2) R. Murray, Lauder in mahogany
CONDITION: sold "as is". (1) break in trunk below trunk door with some veneer lifting in several areas with replaced finials. (2) the case is refinished and the finials are replacements.
ESTIMATE: $600 - $800
PRICE SOLD: $700
DIMENSIONS: 88in x 19in x 10in

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Lot#: 346

DESCRIPTION: Tall Clocks- 2 (Two) Herschede Clock Co., Cincinnati Ohio, 8 day, time, strike and chime, weight driven movement with moon phase: (1) quarter hour chiming on gongs in cherry and glass case with ash burl highlights; (2) playing three tunes, Westminster, Whittington and Canterbury on 9 tubes in a mahogany case with satinwood highlights.
CONDITION: sold "as is". The clocks are in very good original condition.
ESTIMATE: $800 - $1200
PRICE SOLD: $2000
CIRCA: 1960
DIMENSIONS: 86in x 22in x 13in

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Lot#: 347

DESCRIPTION: Tall Clocks- 2 (Two) mid 20th century, 8 day, time, strike and tubular chime, weight driven movement with moon phase in walnut and glass cases: (1) Emperor Clock Co., Amherst, VA, beveled glasses, 9 tubes, playing three tunes, Westminster, Whittington, St. Michael's; (2) Herschede Clock Co., Cincinnati OH, Westminster chime only
CONDITION: sold "as is". The clocks are in good original condition with cosmetic imperfections.
ESTIMATE: $800 - $1200
PRICE SOLD: $750
CIRCA: 1960-1980
DIMENSIONS: 81.5in x 21in x 11.5in

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Lot#: 348

DESCRIPTION: Tall Clocks- 3 (Three) Germany, 8 day, time and strike, weight driven movements in oak and glass cases, all with matching weights, pendulum and dial center: (1) quarter hour chiming; (2) time and strike only (3) time and strike only
CONDITION: sold "as is". The clocks are very clean and in good condition and were set up and running at consignors before auction. One of the trunk door beveled glasses has a break in the corner, but piece is present. Measurements are of (2) .
ESTIMATE: $800 - $1200
PRICE SOLD: $550
CIRCA: 1920
DIMENSIONS: 85.5in x 20in x 11in

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Lot#: 349

DESCRIPTION: New Haven Clock Co., New Haven, Conn., "Regulator No. 10", hanging jeweler's regulator, 8 day, time only, weight driven movement with deadbeat escapement and maintaining power in an oak case with a white enamel dial
CONDITION: The case retains its original finish. The mirror backing the case is replaced. The dial surround has been enlarged to accommodate a replacement dial which is mounted on new blocks. The weight is replaced. Still a very handsome hanging regulator.
ESTIMATE: $2000 - $3000
PRICE SOLD: $850
CIRCA: 1886
DIMENSIONS: 80in x 24in x 12in

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Lot#: 350

DESCRIPTION: E. Howard & Co., Boston, Mass., "No. 1 Regulator", wall clock, 8 day, time only weight driven movement in a cherry case with a painted metal dial, reverse painted throat and lower tablets
CONDITION: the case has a later finish. The throat panel has a split in the top. Both tablets are repainted in the Howard & Davis style. The lower table is repainted on old glass. The pendulum rod is replaced. The signature on the dial has been strengthened. The second hand is replaced, but the others are original. The rectangular brass movement fasteners have been repositioned.
ESTIMATE: $3000 - $4000
PRICE SOLD: $1700
CIRCA: 1875
DIMENSIONS: 49.25in x 19.75in x 6in

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Lot#: 351

DESCRIPTION: E. N. Welch Mfg. Co., Forestville, Conn., "Regulator E" hanging clock case now with an Ansonia 8 day double weight timepiece movement in a walnut case.
CONDITION: The Welch case is in very good condition and has been refinished. The Ansonia movement, dial and backboard appear to have come from a similar sized Ansonia hanging clock such as the Santa Fe. The hands have some age and the signed Ansonia paper dial is in good condition. The brass clad weights may be replaced.
ESTIMATE: $400 - $700
PRICE SOLD: $800
CIRCA: 1885
DIMENSIONS: 56.0in x 14.5in x 7.5in

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Lot#: 352

DESCRIPTION: Kroeber Clock Co. "Regulator No. 22" case only with reverse painted black and gold leaf glass
CONDITION: the case retains its original finish, untouched. The trim on top of the upper return moldings are absent. The lower return moldings, parts of the trim and lower finial are absent. There is some veneer flaking on the left side of base.
ESTIMATE: $800 - $1200
PRICE SOLD: $200
DIMENSIONS: 71in x 24in x 9in

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Lot#: 353

DESCRIPTION: Standing Jeweler's Regulator retailed by M.L. Sheehan, New York, New York, 8 day, time only, weight driven movement with French pinwheel escapement, center seconds and gridiron lyre pendulum in a later custom built mahogany case with pierced and carved crest, white enamel dial.
CONDITION: this custom made case is probably mid-20th century and backed by mirror. Sold "as is".
ESTIMATE: $800 - $1000
PRICE SOLD: $1000
DIMENSIONS: 74in x 27in x 13in

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Lot#: 354

DESCRIPTION: Large American wall clock with a double weight driven sweep second timepiece movement in a chestnut case.
CONDITION: The case appears to be a nice handmade case and the movement perhaps handmade as well. The painted dial has some age, as do the hands, There are no markings on either the case or the movement.
ESTIMATE: $400 - $500
PRICE SOLD: $700
CIRCA: 1900
DIMENSIONS: 61.0in x 17.5in x 7.75in

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Lot#: 355

DESCRIPTION: Howard & Davis, Boston, Mass., "No. 3 Regulator" size, 8 day, weight driven brass movement banjo wall timepiece.
CONDITION: Refinished mahogany case has minor damage on the bottom and repair at the left and right bottom door molding. The bottom board has been replaced. The throat panel has a repair on the top left corner and a plugged hole on the two side pieces. The dial door has a repair at the hinge. Bottom tablet is a replacement. Throat tablet is original with some restoration of the background. The repainted dial has turned yellow on the outer edge and is likely not original as it is slightly larger than the head. Period hands and weight. The pendulum rod is broken and the bob is missing. This timepiece may not be a Howard & Davis as the movement and keystone are different from the type used by them.
ESTIMATE: $700 - $900
PRICE SOLD: $550
CIRCA: 1858
DIMENSIONS: 38in x 16in x 4in

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Lot#: 356

DESCRIPTION: Howard & Davis, Boston, Mass., "Regulator No. 4", 8 day, weight driven brass movement banjo wall timepiece.
CONDITION: Cherry case has lost its original rosewood grain painting. There is a shrinkage crack and a couple dings on the bottom door. The throat panel has plugged holes where someone must have at one time screwed it to the case and a couple of surface imperfections. The right side throat panel has a crack running along its length. The backboard has a couple shrinkage cracks at the bottom. Both tablets are replaced. The original paper dial has age darkened with surface abrasions and some loss at the mounting screws. Original hands. Pendulum rod has a repair at the keystone. Movement is signed.
ESTIMATE: $800 - $1000
PRICE SOLD: $700
CIRCA: 1858
DIMENSIONS: 32in x 13.5in x 4.25in

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Lot#: 357

DESCRIPTION: Ithaca Calendar Clock Co., Ithaca, New York, "No 5 1/2, Hanging Belgrade" wall clock with an E. N. Welch spring driven, 8 day, time and strike movement and an H. B. Horton patented perpetual calendar mechanism in an ash case.
CONDITION: This clock has been heavily restored with a new base and upper portion of the top piece as well as both dial boards. The overall case has been refinished and the restored parts match nicely. The black paper dials and calendar drum papers are replaced. The pendulum is new. The hands appear original. The movement is signed.
ESTIMATE: $500 - $700
PRICE SOLD: $800
CIRCA: 1880
DIMENSIONS: 36.0in x 14.0in x 7.5in

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Lot#: 358

DESCRIPTION: Neon gallery wall clock, "ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK", electric driven, time only movement with large 15in black dial, Arabic numerals and blue and red lighted neon perimeter displaying "ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK"
CONDITION: the clock is running and the neon tubes are functioning. There is some dirt on dial.
ESTIMATE: $500 - $700
PRICE SOLD: $225
DIMENSIONS: 26in Diame x x

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Lot#: 359

DESCRIPTION: Birge & Fuller, Bristol, Conn., 8 day, time and strike wagon spring brass movement steeple on frame or double steeple shelf clock.
CONDITION: Mahogany and mahogany veneered case in an old finish has poorly replaced veneer on the front edge of the base that separates the top from bottom box. Veneer on the base sides is lifting. Bottom tablet is not original. Upper acid etched and cut glass tablet is original. Movement is signed. Label is missing. In spite of flaws, it is a nice looking wagon spring clock.
ESTIMATE: $600 - $800
PRICE SOLD: $950
CIRCA: 1845
DIMENSIONS: 27.25in x 13.5in x 4in

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Lot#: 360

DESCRIPTION: Holland, Friesland Staartklok 30 hour, time and strike, weight driven movement with alarm and endless chain driving animated farm scene in the arch driven off a pulley on the front of the escape wheel arbor, in an oak case with arch top bonnet, the pendulum aperture with stamped pewter ornament. The arcaded Roman numeral painted dial has polychrome floral corner spandrels, vignette of barn scene in center and cast brass hands, tapered weight
CONDITION: Two side pins holding the front of the tail have been replaced with taper pins. The three upper finials are absent. One side light needs to be reanchored. The animation is complete and functions. Original hands, weight and counterweight.
ESTIMATE: $400 - $600
PRICE SOLD: $950
CIRCA: 1825
DIMENSIONS: 47.5in x 15.5in x 8.25in

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Lot#: 361

DESCRIPTION: France, large swinging arm shelf clock with 8 day, time only, spring driven movement in a ball form swinging arm case signed "BOCHER FRANCE", and mounted on bronzed white metal figure of medieval soldier bearing a lance resting on heavy round brass pedestal
CONDITION: The ball form case has been repainted with a plugged hole in the front. The American style movement is a replacement. The figure of the soldier bearing clock is very impressive. He is missing the index finger of his left hand.
ESTIMATE: $1200 - $1600
PRICE SOLD: $550
CIRCA: 1890

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Lot#: 362

DESCRIPTION: Jahresuhrenfabrik, Germany, an unusual year going mantel clock with torsion pendulum, wooden base with applied brass ornament, with conforming, rectangular, cut glass dome containing the 400 day timepiece with deadbeat escapement, Arabic numeral silvered dial, blued steel hands, and unusual four ball pendulum
CONDITION: base with losses to finish, minor losses to veneer, ornaments tarnished, glass dome with scratches, clock support with tarnish, dial with minor scratches, hands with minor oxide, movement dirty and with minor staining, pendulum with tarnish, will run with dome off, with dome in place pendulum does not have sufficient space to rotate
ESTIMATE: $800 - $1200
PRICE SOLD: $800

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Lot#: 363

DESCRIPTION: A. Caswell, New York, New York, 8 day, time and strike, spring brass movement iron front with MOP shelf clock. Mr. Caswell was an agent for the Harlem Clock Manufactory of New York.
CONDITION: A very decorative cast iron case with painted MOP inlay in nice condition. Original dial has been repainted has yellowed from the degradation of the clear coating. Minute hand has been restored. Clean label with some loss inside.
ESTIMATE: $100 - $200
PRICE SOLD: $300
CIRCA: 1855
DIMENSIONS: 19in x 13.75in x 4.5in

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Lot#: 364

DESCRIPTION: AD Mougin, Paris, mantel clock, 8 day, time and bell strike, spring-driven pendule de Paris movement with visible Brocot escapement in a black marble case with fluted red and yellow marble half columns flanking a beveled glass viewing window for the double-vial pendulum, the cream porcelain dial with Arabic numerals and matching marble surround mounted within a drum head form, the time displayed by blued steel hands.
CONDITION: The black of the slate case has become foggy along the base and parts of the front. Only a couple of small edge chips on the case. The dial is excellent. A bit of rust on the minute hand. The escapement retains its pallet jewels. There is rust on the steel components of the pendulum. The nut holding the bell does not look correct. The signed movement ticks. The clock strikes sluggishly, so will need some attention. This clock is heavy and fragile if shipping is a consideration.
ESTIMATE: $400 - $600
PRICE SOLD: $375
CIRCA: 1890

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Lot#: 365

DESCRIPTION: American Cuckoo Clock Co., Philadelphia, Penn., cuckoo wall clock with German 30 hour, time and gong strike with animated cuckoo bird, weight driven brass movement in a wood case featuring leaves, a prominent bird on top, and fox carved in the round after the grapes, a painted wood cuckoo bird with articulated beak and wings, and the dial with bone hands.
CONDITION: Breitinger & Kuntz became unhappy with the number of their imported cuckoo clocks arriving from Germany damaged, that they began importing movements and having cases made locally, often in native Walnut and American woods. The dial on this clock is stamped "Germany" and may be an earlier example, but they may have imported components such as dials, bellows and hands as well as movements. There are small losses to a couple of the leaf tips and upper most wing of the bird on top. The case is otherwise in very good condition The unsigned brass movement has been serviced recently. The bellows have been restored with white zephyr and the whistles recovered with a high-quality red marbled paper. One of the weights has a hollow portion in the bottom. Dark, but largely complete rear label has been covered with clear plastic. The carved wooden cuckoo bird is dingy with some small losses of paint. The movement ticks, strikes, and the bird operates as it should. An image of the American Cuckoo Clocks first factory in Philadelphia (then under the name of Breitinger & Kuntz) can be seen here: https://libwww.freelibrary.org/digital/item/47904
ESTIMATE: $400 - $500
PRICE SOLD: $325
CIRCA: 1910
DIMENSIONS: 22in x 13in x 8in

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