A rare signed makura dokei with fretted persimmon wood case circa 1800, by Shigenori Signed 'Shigenori saku'

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Lot 123
A rare signed makura dokei with fretted persimmon wood case circa 1800, by Shigenori
Signed 'Shigenori saku'

Sold for £ 7,800 (US$ 9,723) inc. premium
A rare signed makura dokei with fretted persimmon wood case circa 1800, by Shigenori
Signed 'Shigenori saku'
The arched case surmounted by gilt brass trefoil handle with pierced and engraved escutcheon plate over finely pierced and engraved brass side frets and pierced gallery to the base, with key drawer, the foliate engraved dial plate with double date apertures, 2.5 inch revolving warikoma dial with adjustable hour markers and half-hours and finely pierced steel fixed hour hand, the signed movement with chain fusee, highly decorative sculpted steel set up ratchet and click, to the going train with verge escapement and graduated pendulum with finely detailed silver crane bob, the strike train with rear mounted rack strike on a bell with finely turned stand to the top plate 25.5cm (10in) high.
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