A mid 18th century yagura dokei with twin foliot and alarm and Imperial connection

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Lot 89
A mid 18th century yagura dokei with twin foliot and alarm and Imperial connection

Sold for £ 4,320 (US$ 5,599) inc. premium
A mid 18th century yagura dokei with twin foliot and alarm and Imperial connection
The deep bell secured by a three-winged nut over the twin foliots, the case with embossed sides and front with plain interior, the lacquered chapter ring inner track and revolving centre with alarm setting pins and a single steel hand, the weight driven movement with twin foliots and automatic change over, on a typical tapering red and black decorated stand with sixteen leaf handle to the front door
16-leaf handle on door 89cms

Footnotes

  • Provenance: 'Time Day' Exhibition in Yokohama 1965. Every year, Time Day is celebrated on 10 June.

    Exhibited: 'Clocking On' An exhibition of timekeeping and timekeepers, September 1999 to February 2000, Prescott Museum, Prescot.


    This clock was probably made in Tokyo rather than Nagoya.
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