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Lot 112

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Description:
Monumental English Carved Oak Tall Case Clock
with a pair of 3-foot-tall putti at the base flanking a central medallion of Sir William Whittington and a date of 1793, the main door with a 4-foot-tall carving of a young Whittington flanked by father time and lady justice, back panel with musical instruments, bonnet with full standing winged angels and a carved three-dimensional bust of Whittington at the crest. The dial with a silvered chapter ring, Arabic hour numerals, fancy pierced hands, sub-dials for Whittington/Cambridge chime on 8 bells, sub-dial with 7 songs on 12 bells, moon phase and 3 lower sub-calendar dials surrounded in pierced gilt brass filigree. The movement with a deadbeat escapement and four figural painted weights, one for the chime, one for the song/tune, one for time/calendar and one for the cathedral gong, movement and dial are both signed "Joshua Hampson – Fecit 1743"
11' 10" high x 52" wide x 34" deep

  • Condition: The absence of a condition report does not imply there are no condition issues with the lot. Please inquire for a detailed condition report.

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May 22, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

Pittsfield, MA, US

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Bid Increments
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$0 $249 $25
$250 $999 $50
$1,000 $2,999 $100
$3,000 $9,999 $250
$10,000 $24,999 $500
$25,000 $49,999 $1,000
$50,000 $99,999 $2,500
$100,000 $249,999 $5,000
$250,000 $499,999 $10,000
$500,000 $999,999 $25,000
$1,000,000 + $50,000