A rare gilt and patinated metal triple dial Tuerlingx patent screw clock No. 12, signed on the base, the dial signed "Made for J. C. Kennedy, New York, The American Screw Clock," circa 1860

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Lot 132
A rare gilt and patinated metal triple dial Tuerlingx patent screw clock
No. 12, signed on the base, the dial signed "Made for J. C. Kennedy, New York, The American Screw Clock," circa 1860

US$ 30,000 - 40,000£ 24,000 - 32,000

The Art of Time

7 Jun 2016, 13:00 EDT

New York

A rare gilt and patinated metal triple dial Tuerlingx patent screw clock
No. 12, signed on the base, the dial signed "Made for J. C. Kennedy, New York, The American Screw Clock," circa 1860
On patinated base cast and chased with grape vines and grotesque masks supporting a circular gilt base plate cast with leafy scrolls; the three elaborate pillars rising from hairy tripod feet and leafy calyx forming an arch surmounted by a patinated eagle and trophy of arms and enclosing three silvered roman chapter dials within scroll engraved molded bezels. The central brass weight with eagle heads grasping three chains raised by lifting the finial; the pallets in the form of steel discs engaging the screw; lever escapement, silvered subsidiary dial and seconds hand on the escape wheel arbor, bimetallic balance with screws, flat spring with regulator on the balance cock; with glass dome.
29in (73cm) high
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