TO SOLD by vivi07


									Here are the clocks that have to be either added or moved. I had noticed that the new arrivals page needs to be updated for the sold things - the globe clocks need to be removed since they link to the wrong page. Removed from site: G15 c.1900 Belgian Circular Gilt-Bronze Timepiece

From Email: F80 c. 1900 American Giant Grand-Sonnerie Carriage Clock with Polychrome Enamel and Ivory Panels, Tiffany & Co. Makers, 451. Height – 9.5in. G53 c.1850 Giant Japanese Dark Shitan Striking Stick Clock with both Temporal and Western Time. Height – 38.5in. From English: E36 c.1860 English Skeleton Clock with Detached Escapement, Evans. From Period French: P67 c.1760 French Ormolu Mantle Clock, Gille L'Ainé a Paris. P44 c.1760 French Ormolu and Patinated Horse Clock. P76 c.1830 French Inlayed Rosewood and Ormolu Glazed Table Regulator with Annual Calendar, Blondeau à Paris. P47 c.1790 French White and Grey Marble Ormolu Skeletonized Swinging Lyre Clock. From French: F10 c.1885 Champlevee and Gilt-Bronze Mantle Clock. F79 c. 1885 French Patinated Metal, Figured Marble and Gilt-Bronze Torsion Mystery Clock From Miscellany: G39 c.1900 Swiss Enameled Mystery Annular Clock, Gubelin, Lucerne. G52 c. 1840 Japanese Bracket Clock with Glazed Shitan Case. G50 c.1915 Rare Gilt-Bronze Table Clock, E.F. Caldwell, New York. From Barometers:

c. 1820 English Mahogany Stick Barometer, Muston, Bristol.

To Be Added:
To miscellany: G55 c.1850 Miniature Japanese Shitan Wood Pillar Clock with Original Case. A good quality Edo period Japanese Shitan wood miniature pillar timepiece with original carrying case. The clock case is constructed from nicely grained and colored Shitan wood and retains both the drawer used to hold the original winding key and the original glazed removable hood with slide out front door. The one-day, weight-driven brass movement is screwed to the backboard, has an engraved skeletonized front plate, a verge escapement regulated by a shaped brass balance wheel and has finely turned decorative corner and movement posts, wheelwork and arbors. The scale, secured by hook at the bottom and screw at the top, has thirteen adjustable silvered engraved temporal ‘hours’. The lead weight carries the shaped brass hand that points to the time as it descends through the day. The vast majority of pillar clocks are over sixteen inches long. It is exceedingly rare to find such a wonderfully preserved example in a diminutive size with the original carrying case. The characters on the case seem to make reference to the fact it contains an instrument that indicates the Royal time. Height of Clock - 12.5in. Retail Price: $ 6,800.

G54 c.1850 Japanese Lacquered Mulberry Wood Pillar Clock. A rare Edo period Japanese lacquered Mulberry wood pillar clock. The case, decorated with gold makie lacquer depicting scrolling foliage and ‘mitsu’ tomoe, is fitted with a drawer at the bottom for the original key and retains the original lift-off hood with removable front door. The one-day, weight-driven brass movement is screwed to the backboard, has an engraved skeletonized front plate, a verge escapement regulated by a slender brass balance wheel and finely turned decorative corner and movement posts, wheelwork and arbors. The black-lacquered two-sided scale is secured to the clock by two silvered brackets and has the temporal hours in gold lacquer. The lead weight carries the shaped brass hand that points to the time as it descends through the day.

Most likely the clock was originally furnished with seven two-sided scales. This would allow the owner to change the scales and thus regulate the clock as necessitated by the Japanese system of timekeeping. It is extraordinarily rare to find a pillar clock with the full compliment of scales unless it was originally fitted with storage compartments. Once the temporal hours were eliminated and Western time became the norm the extra scales became unnecessary and often were lost by subsequent generations. The 'mitsu' tomoe reflects the threefold division of Shinto cosmology, and is said to represent the earth, the heavens, and humankind. It is also often associated with the Shinto war deity Hachiman and is sometimes referred to as the whirlpool. A tomoe-mon is a tomoe used as a kamon, or family crest, a device similar to a coat of arms. During the Edo period the use of crests exploded as the emperor’s dictates required the Daimyo to maintain homes in both their home provinces and Edo and also to have their mon on all the things they carried in the processions between the two as to receive the proper respect during the trip. Many famous generals and daimyo used the ‘mitsu’ tomoe kamon including Utsunomiya, Yamamoto and Ujiie. Height- 16.25in. Retail Price: 6,800.

G51 c.1840 Very Rare Massive Japanese Lantern Clock with Ebony Stand. An enormous Japanese lantern clock of the Edo period that is enclosed by a glazed hood and sits upon a large solid Ebony stand. The elaborately engraved brass back and sides depict scrolling foliage framing the Tokugawa kamon and are hinged and secured by a steel screw in the back and swing latches at the sides. The large weight-driven time, strike and alarm movement has a patinated steel frame with steel plates and both steel and brass gear-work. The majority of the wheelwork has three spokes, rounded collets and are steel while the four vein fan, the foliots and the going barrels are brass. Suspended from the shaped steel post above are the two brass foliots and a large bell secured by a shaped finial. Both foliots have finely cut notches to adjust the position of the four brass balance weights, are suspended by silk threads and are automatically alternately engaged with the two steel crown-wheels for night and day as to regulate for the Japanese temporal system. The clock strikes the bell on the hours, 9-4, and the half hours, either 2 or 1, by a torsioned hammer. The weight-driven alarm is activated by an adjustable threaded pin positioned in the center rotating disc of the dial and strikes by clapper until the weight completely descends. The brass encased time, strike and alarm weights are all elaborately engraved with scrolling foliage and the Tokugawa mon to match the case. The elaborately engraved front plate has scrolling foliage with chrysanthemums and the Tokugawa kamon centered under the dial. It also has two apertures for the sexagenary calendar, a steel cut 8-petal chrysanthemum hand, a moveable center disc and a stationary chapter. The silvered engraved chapter has the temporal ‘hours’ on the inside and their zodiac symbols to the outside.

The movement sits upon a large elegant ebony stand with a shaped waist, fretted skirt, shaped cabriole style legs and a substantial open base. It is enclosed by a removable hood that is glazed in the front and has geometrical panels to the sides and back. In pre-1873 Japan the clocks with stationary dials had to adjust for the temporal system so the double foliot escapement was developed. There was one foliot for nighttime and one for daytime and they alternated automatically to engage the crowns and regulate the clock. As the daytime lengthened the daytime foliot was slowed incrementally by manually adjusting the weights outward while simultaneously adjusting the nighttime foliot to run faster. The process was reversed when the daytime ‘hours’ shortened heading into the wintertime. The three-petal hollyhock mon was the kamon or crest of the Tokugawa family, the ruling family during the Edo period. The back of the dial has several inscriptions including ‘December 29, 20 y of M’. If the ‘M’ stands for the Meiji period it is most likely a repair date – December 29, 1888 since the Meiji started in 1868. It is rare to find Japanese lantern clocks with the stand and even rarer to find them of this size. This is the third largest we have seen with the largest, also from the Tokugawa family, included in the sale of the Time museum. Height Overall – 72in. Retail Price: $48,500.

G49 c.1835 Austrian Mahogany Dachluhr Clock. An early nineteenth century Austrian Dachluhr clock. The six pane glazed mahogany case has nicely faded veneer with maple edging throughout including the rounded top, the concave molded bottom and the swing out door and is secured to the wall by two nicely turned brass hold downs. The eight-day weight-driven movement is mounted to wooden slide-out seatboard that is supported by two cheeks mortised through the backboard. It has a steel anchor, nicely spoked wheelwork, a shaped backcock, maintaining power and a crutch with a screwed beat adjustment. The adjustable brass lenticular bob has a screwed back plate, an ebonized wooden rod and is suspended from the backboard as is the painted silver regulation plaque. It is powered by a brass weight suspended from a finely spoked star shaped brass pulley. The white porcelain dial has nicely lettered black Roman numerals for the hours, two nicely cut steel hands and a detailed ormolu engine-turned bezel. It has been completely restored and would make a fine addition to any collection.

Height – 34in. Retail Price: $ 15,000.

To Period French P77 c.1830 French Ormolu Figural Mantle Clock. An extremely well cast and finished French ormolu Empire mantle clock. To one side stands a young contemplative Athenian soldier while to the other a superbly cast shield and spear lean against a garlanddraped column with an armillary sphere above and a toppled vase at the base. Centered above sits a bust of the philosopher Socrates while below is the double base adorned with a great frieze and several well cast mounts. The whole stands on four bold paw feet. The finely lettered white porcelain dial has black Roman numerals for the hours, a segmented minutes chapter, steel-cut Breguet style hands, a cast ormolu bezel and is signed, ‘a Paris’. The eight-day time and strike movement retains its original silk thread suspension regulated out the dial, is stamped, ‘7680, 8-1’ on the back plate, has an outside countwheel and strikes on a bell. The crispness of the castings, the quality and condition of the gold work and the intricate use of burnishing is extraordinary. It is rare to find a clock that maintains this level of skill and craftsmanship throughout the entire piece. Socrates is best known for his opinions on virtue, knowledge, justice and self-awareness. One might assume the theme of the clock to be related to his trial where he was convicted of corrupting the Athenian youth. The knocked over vase might represent the vase from which he drank the hemlock and thus honorably committed suicide rather than flee. Height – 23in. Retail Price: $ 21,000.

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