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Lot 1016: William Smith, Musselburgh, [Scotland] skeleton clock with helical mainspring, gilt, column form base supporting the skillfully pierced and finished 8 day fusee timepiece movement, and containing the mainspring, silvered dial marked "Wm. Smith

Lots 521-1023: Antiques, Jewelry, Watches & Clocks

by R.O. Schmitt Fine Arts, LLC

23 October 2016

Manchester, NH, USA

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  • William Smith, Musselburgh, [Scotland] skeleton clock with helical mainspring, gilt, column form base supporting the skillfully pierced and finished 8 day fusee timepiece movement, and containing the mainspring, silvered dial marked
  • William Smith, Musselburgh, [Scotland] skeleton clock with helical mainspring, gilt, column form base supporting the skillfully pierced and finished 8 day fusee timepiece movement, and containing the mainspring, silvered dial marked
  • William Smith, Musselburgh, [Scotland] skeleton clock with helical mainspring, gilt, column form base supporting the skillfully pierced and finished 8 day fusee timepiece movement, and containing the mainspring, silvered dial marked
  • William Smith, Musselburgh, [Scotland] skeleton clock with helical mainspring, gilt, column form base supporting the skillfully pierced and finished 8 day fusee timepiece movement, and containing the mainspring, silvered dial marked
  • William Smith, Musselburgh, [Scotland] skeleton clock with helical mainspring, gilt, column form base supporting the skillfully pierced and finished 8 day fusee timepiece movement, and containing the mainspring, silvered dial marked
  • William Smith, Musselburgh, [Scotland] skeleton clock with helical mainspring, gilt, column form base supporting the skillfully pierced and finished 8 day fusee timepiece movement, and containing the mainspring, silvered dial marked
  • William Smith, Musselburgh, [Scotland] skeleton clock with helical mainspring, gilt, column form base supporting the skillfully pierced and finished 8 day fusee timepiece movement, and containing the mainspring, silvered dial marked
  • William Smith, Musselburgh, [Scotland] skeleton clock with helical mainspring, gilt, column form base supporting the skillfully pierced and finished 8 day fusee timepiece movement, and containing the mainspring, silvered dial marked
  • William Smith, Musselburgh, [Scotland] skeleton clock with helical mainspring, gilt, column form base supporting the skillfully pierced and finished 8 day fusee timepiece movement, and containing the mainspring, silvered dial marked
  • William Smith, Musselburgh, [Scotland] skeleton clock with helical mainspring, gilt, column form base supporting the skillfully pierced and finished 8 day fusee timepiece movement, and containing the mainspring, silvered dial marked
   
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Description: William Smith, Musselburgh, [Scotland] skeleton clock with helical mainspring, gilt, column form base supporting the skillfully pierced and finished 8 day fusee timepiece movement, and containing the mainspring, silvered dial marked "Wm. Smith Musselburgh Maker & Inventor", blued steel hands, brass and steel pendulum, with dome and base

Condition Report: the plinth on which the column rests is missing, clock is otherwise in good condition, gilding a bit dirty, dial with a few stains, hands good, pendulum good, will tick, needs service, front plate with empty hole at top, back plate with two holes at top, base and dome replaced. See Derek Roberts "British Skeleton Clocks", pages 119- 121for a discussion of this maker and his timepieces

Dimensions: 7in x 7.5in x

Date: 1850

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