Condition Report For Lot# 128 :
the case retains its original finish. There is a jewel-like pattern on the movement mounting plate and on the heavy brass weight cover. The top and bottom door are fastened by heavy brass latches from the period. Weight runs on a vertical steel track. This clock is signed with Arthur's stamp and dated 1903 on the rear of the unusual pendulum bob. Odd pieces from the James Arthur estate are very collectible and have filtered onto the market over the past half century, including a standing regulator with remontoire we sold at our May 2016 auction for $15,000 plus 15% Buyer's Premium. Arthur emigrated to NY from Scotland and owned and operated a New York City machine shop for patent models. Both the study of clocks and making unique items were his hobby.