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C.1850 Rare American Glass Plate Skeleton Clock

Period 19th Century
Dimensions
W. 8.5 in; H. 18.5 in;
W. 21.59 cm; H. 46.99 cm;
Description c.1850 Rare American Glass Plate Skeleton Clock.
A very rare mid-19th century American glass plate skeleton clock by Smith, New York.
Inv. #: g160
Maker: Smith, New York
Case: The movement is mounted at three points to a thick glass plate with refined edges that is held by two decorative silvered supports atop an unusually patterned marble base.
Dial: The white porcelain chapter-ring dial has black Roman numerals for the hours and steel-cut hands.
Movement: The eight-day time-only skeletonized movement has 4 pillars, a large great-wheel, finely executed five-spoke gearwork and is signed on the front cross-piece ‘Smith, New York’. The pendulum has a steel rod, lenticular bob, is supported by a suspension spring and is adjusted for fast/slow by a knurled knob above.
Notes: There are only a few known examples of this maker’s work.
Two of the plates are stamped ‘SP Lehv MD’ who was a prominent collector during the mid to late 20th century.
Ref:
NAWCC Bulletin, Vol. 45/2, No. 343, 4/2003, pg.223.
NAWCC Bulletin, Vol. 45/4, No. 345, 8/2003, pg.503.
Styles / Movements Victorian
Incollect Reference Number 168159
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