Rare Waltham clock brings $17,255 at New Year’s auction

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An exceedingly rare and important Waltham girandole (an ornate banjo clock), made around 1900 and with a serial number of 1, making it possibly the first of fewer than 50 made, sold for $17,255 at an auction held Dec. 28.

The Waltham timepiece was the top lot of the 400 or so items that changed hands in a sale that featured antique clocks, Asian objects, fine art, porcelain and antiques in an array of categories. Read More +

Asian decorative arts, fine clocks fill online auction ending Nov. 18

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More than 400 quality lots of merchandise, drawn from prominent estates and collections and in a wide array of categories, will be sold in an Internet-only auction that has already gone online and will conclude with live bidding Nov. 18. A few of the predicted top lots include a large Chelsea ship’s timepiece mounted onto a molded frame, with a dial signed “Harrison & Co., Montreal,” and a 16-inch verdigris green and metal patinated ovoid form vase attributed to Charles Clewell of Canton, Ohio. Read More +

More than 500 rare and vintage clocks and assorted memorabilia offered with no reserve

An antique discovery clock auction, Aug. 27, 2011 is loaded with more than 500 rare and vintage clocks from a single-owner collection. Included in the sale are American large wall clocks and case clocks, grandfather clocks and examples from England, France and Germany. This more than just a clock action. Tucked inside the sale are pendulums, weights, watchmakers’ benches and multi-drawer cabinets, watch and clock ephemera and advertising signs.
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