AUCTION : 1019

Lot#: 773

DESCRIPTION: An American hanging astronomical regulator with beehive style case, the walnut, lancet arch case with convex molded front, bezel, and door, the sides with small glazed apertures allowing a view of the movement, and the back lined with black velvet, white painted sheet iron dial with outer minutes, seconds chapter above center, and hours below, blued steel hands, substantial 8 day weight driven brass movement with Graham deadbeat escapement, maintaining power, damascened plates, and five spoke crossings, and pendulum with gilt wooden rod and brass clad bob, the weight also with brass shell
CONDITION: case in an old, crazed finish, case front with split above dial, bezel also with split at top, putty in door and bezel replaced, velvet with discoloration, wear, and tears, dial cleaned, relined, hands good, movement with tarnish and staining, damascening with losses, all steel a uniform gray color, pallet and crutch collets soldered to arbor, pendulum rod dirty and with losses to gilding, pendulum bob with distortions and shallow dents, minor staining, small crack and evidence of extensive hammering, back poorly poured and finished, weight with tarnish and dings
ESTIMATE: $900 - $1200
PRICE SOLD: $1900
CIRCA: 20th century
DIMENSIONS: 59.5in x 20.5in x 6.25in

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