2008 Spring Select Auction

Clocks, Music Box, Mechanical Instruments

318. c.1920 Herschede nine tube mahogany grandfather clock with moon dial, arched top, bun feet, bevelled glass door and sides, free standing columns, original finish, three weights, 81"h x 24"w x 16.5"d. Plays selection of three chimes: Wittington, Westminster, and Canterbury. Face reads A Stowell & Co Boston. Brass tag inside door reads Herschede Hall Clock Co, Cincinnati OH USA, Panama Pacific International Exposition, Grand Prize. Movement completely serviced in 2006, excellent condition. 4,000-5,000
319. Loring Andrews mahogany tall case clock with moon face, beveled glass front, hairy paw feet, inset quarter columns, full columns to bonnet, bonnet locks onto case, three weights, case in original finish, some discoloration to main dial, 96"h x 21"w 14"d. 3,000-4,000
317. Symphonion Imperial 15 5/8" disc music box, single comb, locking mahogany case with carved trim, pull-knob starter, original litho illustration and celluloid manufacturer's tag to lid, paper label to interior identifies this as model 143, two removable interior boards with sound-holes over the gears, interior plate marked 17212 SYMPHONION MFG CO NY. Case 10"h x 23"w x 20"d, includes eighteen discs. Condition: all teeth intact, discoloration to litho, scratches to case, only two mounting screws to removable interior boards are present. 3,000-5,000
323. Mid 19th century French boulle mantle clock, turtoise shell veneer inlaid with brass boulle inlaid acanthus, blossoms and urns, fruit basket finial, ormolu mounted ladies and acanthus scrolling, bevelled glass door with wreath border, fancy gilt face with white porcelain apple-shaped numerals in black paint, Phoebus Apollo face-in-sun pendulum. Wafer mark to works reads MEDAILLE DARGENT, VINCENTI & Cie, 1855. 12.5"h x 7.25"w x 4"d. Condition: some loose brass inlay with minimal losses, loss to rear door latch, no key. 500-700
328. c.1900 figural holosteric barometer, classically draped Greek woman with urn to shoulder supporting barometer, zodiac symbols surround barometer face with bevelled glass door, works marked with letters H P B W in circle, 23"h, overall excellent condition, reverse door missing center. 550-650
321. Ansonia figural mantle clock, red metal "marbleized" painted base with acanthus scrolled feet supports acanthus decorated clock with white porcelain face and black enameled Roman numerals, topped by statue of girl with wheat shock, cold metal in old brown patina with mint green highlights, beveled glass door. Face and works marked Ansonia Clock Co New York USA Trade Mark. 23"h x 11.5"w x 8"d. Key and pendulum present, restoration to wheat shock is weak, two stress lines to girl's right foot, faint lines to clock face. 400-600
465. English liquor making proof set. Fitted velvet lined case with two proof-temperature slide rules, thermometer, measuring rod and weights, ebonized exterior with brass tag and corners. Thermometer marked J. Long 43 Eastcheap London, measuring rod marked Sike's No 5689. Case 2.5"h x 10"w x 4.75"d, missing one weight, case shows some wear. 500-700
322. Bronze clock on paw feet supporting grotesque griffons, cherub with bow and arrow to top, hand painted glass panels to base and top, hand painted tapered columns to sides, beveled glass to porcelain clock face, unmarked except for P5 to rear door. 15"h x 12"w x 6"d, excellent condition. 400-600
324. Early 20th century Waterbury miniature carriage clock, brass swing-handle case with bevelled glass front and sides, porcelain front panel with enameled face marked Manufactured by Waterbury Clock Co U.S.A., works marked Patented Jan 29.01.-Apr 11.05-June 4.07. 3"h x 2"w x 1.25"d. Rare size. Excellent structural condition, not running. 200-300
325. Seth Thomas Fashion Calendar mantle clock, mahogany veneer, arched crown, enameled white clock face with black Roman numerals, lower white paper face with black numerals, round glass windows to door with molded edge and brass inner edging, original Seth Thomas paper label behind works, gold on black instruction label inside door, bell chime, with pendulum, no key, 26.75"h x 13.75"w x 5"d. 800-1,000
320. Ansonia oak mantle clock, carved crown and sides, nicely turned finial, coil chime. Works marked Ansonia Clock Co, USA, New York, Patented June 13 1882, 5 1/8. 16.75"h x 10.5"w x 4.75"d, pendulum and key present, replaced minute hand. 150-250
326. Jade desk clock, round mottled green and white border, red rooster finial and ball feet, swing arm, 5"h, small scratch to face. 125-175