A 19th century Japanese table clock
Lot 135A
A 19th century Japanese table clock, or Makura Dokei, with double date indication
Sold for £2,375 (US$ 3,987) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A 19th century Japanese table clock, or Makura Dokei, with double date indication
Surmounted by a bell and four turned finials on elaborately turned corner pillars, the rotating dial set with twelve adjustable hour and half-hour markers reading against a pierced steel hand, within an engraved brass mask with twin date apertures, the movement with fusee to the going train and spring barrel to the strike train, sounding the hours via a countwheel mounted on the engraved backplate, further supported on a part-ebonised stand Total height 14cms (5.5ins) high.

Footnotes

  • A similar example was sold in the John Read Collection of Fine Antique Japanese Timekeepers, Bonhams Knightsbridge, 11 May 2010, lot 134.
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  1. James Stratton
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    Bonhams
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  2. Charles Crisford
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    Bonhams
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    United Kingdom
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