A Japanese double foliot dai-tokei with alarm 18th century, the stand later

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Lot 72
A Japanese double foliot dai-tokei with alarm
18th century, the stand later

Sold for US$ 1,912 inc. premium

The Art of Time

16 Oct 2019, 13:00 EDT

New York

A Japanese double foliot dai-tokei with alarm
18th century, the stand later
The deep bell with thick rim, secured by a double scroll finial, mounted on an iron stand, the twin brass foliots with timing weights, over the iron top-plate, the three hinged brass side plates decorated to the interior and exterior with reeds and flowers, on a similarly decorated skirted base, the fixed lacquered chapter ring marked with 24 characters and an inner ring marked in tenths, reading against a pierced brass hand and alarm setting disc to the center, the weight driven movement with iron wheels of three crossings, countwheel strike and twin verge foliots with automatic changeover between daytime and night-time hours, all mounted on a hardwood stand 11 ½ in (29 cm) height of clock

Footnotes

  • 36 in (91.5 cm) overall height
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