A fine and rare mid 19th century engraved brass signed makura dokei with double date indication by Shigetoshi Signed 'Shigetoshi saku'

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Lot 124
A fine and rare mid 19th century engraved brass signed makura dokei with double date indication by Shigetoshi
Signed 'Shigetoshi saku'

Sold for £ 8,160 (US$ 10,185) inc. premium
A fine and rare mid 19th century engraved brass signed makura dokei with double date indication by Shigetoshi
Signed 'Shigetoshi saku'
The straight sided bell over a shaped cresting displaying the double dates, set to each corner with turned brass columns on a plain base and scroll feet, the dial with concentric alarm set and rotating hour numerals reading against a fixed pierced steel hand, all set within a circular mask with elaborate pierced and engraved patterns of running flowers and foliage, the movement with elaborately turned brass pillars, the going train with chain fusee to the verge escapement with short pendulum, the strike train with fixed spring barrel and rack strike mounted on the signed and engraved backplate, the pendulum bob made of silver and cast in the form of a sunburst, contained in a shitan wood case with gilt brass handle over pierced brass sound frets backed by silk panels over glazed apertures to moulded block feet 25cms
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