Scarce Kosmic regulator clock may strike $35,000

PITTSFIELD, Mass. – The Nov. 11 Antiques, Clocks & Fine Art Auction at Fontaine’s Auction Gallery will feature 300 lots. Among the features is a Kosmic regulator clock.

Kosmic Regulator Clock

E. Howard No. 70 Kosmic Wall Regulator Clock. Extremely rare (one of only six known to exist – $25,000-$35,000). All photos courtesy Fontaine’s Auction Gallery

An expected star of the furniture category is a 12-piece. R.J. Horner carved oak Man Of The Mountain dining room set. The 60-inch dining room table has a filigree carved apron with winged horses and mythical faces (estimate $50,000-$75,000). Keeping with the ‘mountain man’ theme,   also coming before bidders is a signed “R. J. Horner” carved mahogany Mountain Man three-door bookcase with carved frieze. It is expected to bring  $12,000 to $15,000.

Among the lighting offerings are 19th and 20th-century examples from Tiffany Studios, Duffner & Kimberly, and Handel, to name a few. The expected top lot of the lighting category is a signed “Tiffany Studios, New York, 1063”  Tiffany Studios Dore 12-Light Lily Lamp, with an estimate of  $20,000 to $30,000.  

An additional main attraction of this auction are clocks, including a complete set of Howard No. 70 wall clocks. The selection of clocks features:

• Scarce E. Howard No. 38 Wall Regulator Clock ($40,000-$60,000).

— E. Howard Astronomical No. 74 Gravity Escapement Regulator Clock ($35,000-$50,000).

• One of only six known examples of an E. Howard No. 70 “Kosmic” Wall Regulator Clock, accompanied by a copy of the Kosmic Patent of 1885, will come to auction with an estimate of $25,000 to $35,000.

The auction will begin at 11 a.m. EST at Fontaine’s Auction Gallery, 1485 West Housatonic Street, Pittsfield, Massachusetts. On-site, phone, and absentee bids will be accepted, as well as internet bidding facilitated by LiveAuctioneers, Invaluable, eBayLive and FontainesLive.com 

For more details, visit www.fontainesauction.com, email info@fontainesauction.com or call 413-448-8922. 

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