Novelty Clock, Topsey, Cast Iron, Blinking Eyes
Attributed to Bradley and Hubbard
Circa 1865 to 1875
The cast iron case in the form of a black woman; thirty-hour lever escapement, paper dial; mechanical drive providing automaton motion to the eyes which move up and down following the action of escapement. Old repaint now with dry patina; clock doesn't run; screw missing from left boot; ready and worthy of restoration.
Clock, Banjo Clock, D.P. Davis, (Howard) Banjo No 5
David P. Davis
Running, bottom of lower case replaced
(Dimensions: 29" H)
Banjo Clock, Unattributed, Howard Style, 8 Day, Rosewood
(Dimensions: 28.75" H)
Banjo Clock, Attleboro School, Scrolled Side Arms, Mahogany Veneered
Attributed to Horace Tifft
Circa 1835 to 1845
Eight day, time only, original movement and dial and weight, old finish, running.
Clock, Shelf Clock, Triple Decker, Great Eglomaise
Birge, Mallory and Company
Circa 1838 to 1843
Original glasses and putty, faux smoked decoration, retains good label
A mahogany containing 30-hour movement; case with carved gesso and gilded fruit basket splat, turned, gilded and smoke grained columns flanking the painted wooden dial with Roman numerals features gilt spandrels and open dial center displaying strap movement. The dial section surmounted by a carved, gesso and gilt fruit basket; centered by faux grained half columns with gilded capitals. The mid-section features an outstanding reverse-painted tablet flanked by free standing gilt columns, lower section with faux smoked half columns and door framing the excellent reverse-painted tablet. The printed maker's label remains intact. The carved and gesso pediment with shrinkage cracks; dial with shrinkage fissures; lower glass tablet cracked at upper-right; missing ball feet. All else fine.
(H: 35.75"; W: 17"; D: 5")
Gallery Clock, Marble Dial, No. 20
E. Howard and Company
Unusual engraved and gilt Arabic numerals, painted minute markers - SOLD
Marble dial remains in excellent condition as does the white painted case housing the eight-day weight driven timepiece; internal hand counter-balance, Geneva stop, recoil escapement; large black open trefoil hands. (28 by 28 by 5")
423-12 - SOLD
Iron Front Mantle Clock, Ornate Original Condition
American Clock Co., 55 John St., New York
Polychrome and mother of pearl
A rare 30-hour painted iron front clock; the iron front has cast into the back "No. 1 F. S. Otis Patent. N.Y., 1857". The front features a painted landscape scene, pearl inlay, and painted cast iron grape leaves, scrolling, shells and flowers. The paper dial with Roman numerals displays some staining and thinning paint; 1859 patent bezel is fine. Movement mounted to backboard.
(H: approximately 20")
Shelf Clock, Miniature Tall Clock Form
Rosewood and veneers
Broken-arch pediment above porcelain chapter ring; the gothic dial-center features a cast pierced brass mount against a brass dial plate; blued hands; the dial within brass bezel is centered by four quarter-round sand-shaded inlays. The waist with string inlays is raised on molded base featuring sand-shaded patera inlay. (H: 16.75"; W: 4.5"; D: 3")
Clock, Shelf Clock, Triple Decker, Strap Movement
Ralph and John B. Terry
Eight day, time and strike, mahogany veneered case
The R. & J.B. Terry partnership was short-lived; they were in business for two years. This example, a true triple-decker features a carved and gilt eagle pediment above the pierced dial-aperture glazed with silvered mirror glass. The dial, with Arabic numerals has been restored; restoration to chapter ring and dial center. The mahogany veneered case, in three sections is flanked by ebonized and gilt columns; top and bottom turned and split; the middle section features full tapered columns. The glasses are original; some in-painting; seen through the scalloped roundel in middle section is a reverse painting on glass, depicted is Andrew Jackson. The case is raised on slightly protruding base resting on gilt ball feet. Minor imperfections include some paint and gilding restoration. This attractive clock which measures 37 by 17 by 5 1/8" is in running condition.
Pillar and Scroll Shelf Clock, Original Surface, Feet, and Pediment
Bishop and Bradley
Circa 1820 to 1830
This elegant form retaining maker's label and having restored tablet and replaced upper glass is ready for restoration. (Services available)
Dimensions: 29.75" H, 16.75" W, 5" D.
Clock, Striking Lantern Clock, Brass
Circa 1660 to 1685
This early example was made after Christian Huygens described his pendulum significantly improving timekeeping. It is of the "wing" style lantern clock with the short pendulum swinging between the time and strike trains." The brass case has three foliate engraved pierced frets and four turned finals surmounted by brass bell strap and bell above which is a central final, doors lacking. The engraving is typical of lantern clocks made by Windmills; dial with engraved Roman chapter ring, engraved alarm disk and floral engraved center. The case is larger than usual, and is raised on ball feet, and retains iron rear hanging hoop and spurs. (H: 16"; W: 6.5"; D (including spurs): 8.25")
Brass Striking Lantern Clock with Alarm, Seventeenth Century
Retaining Original Balance Wheel Escapement
Made by William Dent
Circa 1675 to 1685
This type of movement was made for only a very short period after Christian Huygens (1629-1695) invented the pendulum clock circa 1656-1657 and the late 1680's when the long pendulum and anchor escapement were introduced-quickly replacing the short pendulum movement with the verge/anchor escapement. Most all lantern clocks were upgraded-improved shortly thereafter. Timepieces with original movements dating to the above mentioned period are exceedingly rare. Huygens is given credit as the first to introduce and put into practice the pendulum. This outstanding rarity is surmounted by a large bell and features beautiful pierced and engraved frets; the fret with engraved crossed dolphins is above engraved brass plate. Centering the engraved, enameled and silvered chapter ring is the dial center ornamented with engraved scrolled tulip and foliate design beneath maker's signatory engraving; also, engraved alarm-setting disk. This mechanically fine timepiece stands at 16". Rarely do these timepieces retain original short pendulum and escapement such as this example; all else original except side doors which are typically replaced.
William Dent, a great clockmaker was made Free Brother in CC, September 1674; He took apprentices, several that became among the most noted clockmakers of their time; Dent disappears after 1704, when he last paid quarterage. (H: 16"; W: 6.5"; D: 8.25")
Banjo Clock, Willard
Aaron Willard Jr.
A rare alarm patent time piece with gilt rope frames
One of a "handful" extant examples - SOLD
This attractive banjo clock features a rare alarm movement with outside bell mounted at the crest. The frames each contain magnificent original painted glass tablets in exceptional condition. The throat glass is exceptional with outstanding and important foliate and scroll motif with fanciful flourishes above a basket of fruit and the word "patent: within a scroll festooned with Rocco style decoration...the red, gold, blue and sepia decoration is all the more forceful against the mustard ground. The lower glass is decorated with the deity Aurora driving a team of winged horses, within a gilt border against the conforming mustard ground. Note the definition of Aurora's face and the incredible detail of the chariot as related to color and fancy ornamentation. The chariot is positioned before a powerful explosion of light rays and roiling clouds as it floats on ethereal clouds that ground the composition.
The movement is signed with a die stamp at the upper right on the front plate "A. Willard Jr / Boston". Very few movements are signed. The case retains a dry surface with fine old patina. Height Overall 32 1/8"
The original brass movement has been serviced and is in good running order. The alarm mechanism has been expertly restored. The alarm hand and weight are replaced with exact copies from original examples. The bell is period but not original to this clock. The original dial has restoration to the infield.
270-69 - SOLD
Outstanding Painted Clock Face
(Wooden face measuring 11.5 by 12.5-inches.)
Wonderful spandrels displaying hand-painted strawberries, leaves and tendril-like devises against field of gold gilt with undulating raised borders centering the chapter ring with Arabic numerals. Within the dial-center is wonderful gilt basket of colorful flowers.
By William Risbridger
This example surmounted by a large bell atop which is a tall and elegant finial...above the pierced and engraved dolphin and floral frets cornered by sophisticated finials. Centering the engraved, enameled and silvered chapter ring that is somewhat wider than its earlier cousins is the dial center with full coverage engraving being of leafy Rocco design. The chapter ring is signed either side of the numeral VI-Will Risbridger-Dorking. This mechanically fine clock is raised on robust feet and stands at 15.25-inches. For futher information about this clock and others, contact David Hillier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Traveling Lantern Alarm Clock
By John Payne (1731 to 1735), Lenham
Mid 18th Century - SOLD
This small British timepiece with arch dial and applied Rocco spandrels centered by a silvered disk engraved with makers name within the arch. The face, also with lovely cast Rocco spandrels surrounding the engraved and enameled chapter ring that frames the dial center which is decorated by a double quietly elegant trailing vines and foliate engraving in the center of which is the alarm setting disk. This clock is sold with a hanging shelf of undetermined age; for display and use as depicted. Mechanically fine and having a height of 8.5-inches. For futher information about this clock and others, contact David Hillier at email@example.com.
843-16 - SOLD
Pillar and Scroll Clock
19th Century - SOLD
As depicted, an elegant shelf clock, the dial with raised gilt spandrels; raised gilt ornamentation within chapter ring. This attractive time piece has typical restoration including feet, reverse painted tablet, and other minor imperfections.
Dimensions: 31.25-inches high, 17.25-inches wide, 4.5-inches deep.
431-49 - SOLD
Storm King Barometer
E. C. Spooner, Boston
Telescope Form...ebonized and faux burl walnut on walnut - SOLD
The domed molded crest above silvered register having engraved barometer and thermometer. The paper label reads- The Standard / The Storm King / Barometer / Manufactured / And Sold by / E. C. Spooner / Boston. Some very minor silver loss and slight staining on paper otherwise very good. (Length: 41.5-inches.)
593-22 - SOLD
Traveling Alarm Clock
Mid-18th Century - SOLD
The engraved and shaped arched dial, ball feet, and beautifully turned heavy pillars suggest that this clock was made between 1730 and 1760; perhaps in Germany or Austria. The base of back-plate is rather crudely engraved-B London-perhaps an owner. There is an old repair to pendulum; hands may be old replacements with all else fine including movement. (Height: 5.25 inches; width: 3.25 inches; depth: 1.5 inches.)
843-65 - SOLD
Circa 1815 - SOLD
Dimensions: 2.25-inch diameter.
385-8 - SOLD