Condition Report For Lot# 592:
the clock movement and bell are in excellent original condition. Service will be needed for time train mainspring and barrel. A well designed contemporary stand and mirror are included. The Japanese system of timekeeping divided the day into two periods; from sunset to sunrise and then from sunrise to sunset. These periods would vary in length depending on the season of the year. Each period contained six equal intervals numbered 9 to 4. Sunset and sunrise were the sixth interval of each period and midnight and midday were the ninth interval of each period. This is an extremely rare clock and in unusually good condition. Ht 11 1/2" bell only, Ht 23 1/2" to top of stand
Estimate: $20000 - $25000