AUCTION : 1019

Lot#: 649

DESCRIPTION: J.C. Brown, Forestville Mfg. Co., Bristol, Conn., a highly decorative and unusual painted cast iron tent form mantel or shelf clock, the front with gilt peak over a landscape with castle above a green and gold lambrequin, the body of the tent with gilt, geometric ornament flanking the roman numeral paper dial, gathered drapery at the entrance below 6:00, with flanking castle landscapes and central gilt decorated plinth, and the base with large lambrequin and tassel decoration, 8 day, spring driven time and strike movement striking on a gong
CONDITION: paint with minor wear and losses, pendulum access bezel glass loose, catch needs to be re soldered, dial darkened, hands replaced, ticks and strikes, a very good example of a rarely seen model
ESTIMATE: $800 - $1200
CIRCA: 1855
DIMENSIONS: 20.25in x 18.25in x 3.5in