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 +