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  • Guerre Three-month-duration Floor Regulator
    Estimate
    $2,000 - $4,000
    Lot 1

    Guerre Three-month-duration Floor Regulator

    Est.
    $2,000 - $4,000
  • Two-week-duration Vienna Regulator Wall Clock
    Estimate
    $1,500 - $2,500
    Lot 2

    Two-week-duration Vienna Regulator Wall Clock

    Est.
    $1,500 - $2,500
  • Anton Hawelk Year-duration Floor Regulator
    Estimate
    $3,000 - $5,000
    Lot 3

    Anton Hawelk Year-duration Floor Regulator

    Est.
    $3,000 - $5,000
  • Thirty-day Walnut Floor Regulator
    Estimate
    $7,000 - $9,000
    Lot 4

    Thirty-day Walnut Floor Regulator

    Est.
    $7,000 - $9,000
  • Carved Thirty-day Vienna Regulator Wall Clock
    Estimate
    $1,500 - $2,000
    Lot 5

    Carved Thirty-day Vienna Regulator Wall Clock

    Est.
    $1,500 - $2,000
  • Year-duration Floor-standing Vienna Regulator
    Estimate
    $4,000 - $6,000
    Lot 6

    Year-duration Floor-standing Vienna Regulator

    Est.
    $4,000 - $6,000
  • Mayer Year-duration Vienna Regulator Timepiece
    Estimate
    $4,000 - $6,000
    Lot 7

    Mayer Year-duration Vienna Regulator Timepiece

    Est.
    $4,000 - $6,000
  • Eight-day Biedermeier Vienna Wall Regulator
    Estimate
    $2,000 - $3,000
    Lot 8

    Eight-day Biedermeier Vienna Wall Regulator

    Est.
    $2,000 - $3,000
  • Fr. Bartunek Marquetry Long Duration Floor Regulator
    Estimate
    $4,000 - $6,000
    Lot 9

    Fr. Bartunek Marquetry Long Duration Floor Regulator

    Est.
    $4,000 - $6,000
  • Freid. Baumann Thirty-day Floor Regulator
    Estimate
    $2,000 - $4,000
    Lot 10

    Freid. Baumann Thirty-day Floor Regulator

    Est.
    $2,000 - $4,000
  • Franz. Bartuuck Thirty-day Floor Regulator
    Estimate
    $2,000 - $4,000
    Lot 11

    Franz. Bartuuck Thirty-day Floor Regulator

    Est.
    $2,000 - $4,000
  • Salfer Grand Sonnerie Two-month Vienna Floor Regulator
    Estimate
    $5,000 - $7,000
    Lot 12

    Salfer Grand Sonnerie Two-month Vienna Floor Regulator

    Est.
    $5,000 - $7,000
  • Alois Bertl Year-duration Vienna Wall Regulator
    Estimate
    $2,000 - $4,000
    Lot 13

    Alois Bertl Year-duration Vienna Wall Regulator

    Est.
    $2,000 - $4,000
  • Tiffany Delft China Clock
    Estimate
    $200 - $400
    Lot 14

    Tiffany Delft China Clock

    Est.
    $200 - $400
  • China Case Clock
    Estimate
    $200 - $400
    Lot 15

    China Case Clock

    Est.
    $200 - $400
  • Cobalt Blue China Case Clock
    Estimate
    $200 - $400
    Lot 16

    Cobalt Blue China Case Clock

    Est.
    $200 - $400
  • Gilt-brass Figural Mantel Clock
    Estimate
    $300 - $500
    Lot 17

    Gilt-brass Figural Mantel Clock

    Est.
    $300 - $500
  • Gilt-brass Figural Mantel Clock
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200
    Lot 18

    Gilt-brass Figural Mantel Clock

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
  • Ormolu-mounted Gilt and Marble Figural Mantel Clock
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $1,500
    Lot 19

    Ormolu-mounted Gilt and Marble Figural Mantel Clock

    Est.
    $1,000 - $1,500
  • Gilt-brass Figural Mantel Clock
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200
    Lot 20

    Gilt-brass Figural Mantel Clock

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
  • Gilt-brass Figural Mantel Clock
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200
    Lot 21

    Gilt-brass Figural Mantel Clock

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
  • Gilt and Marble Figural Mantel Clock
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $1,500
    Lot 22

    Gilt and Marble Figural Mantel Clock

    Est.
    $1,000 - $1,500
  • Gilt-brass Figural Mantel Clock
    Estimate
    $500 - $700
    Lot 23

    Gilt-brass Figural Mantel Clock

    Est.
    $500 - $700
  • Gilt-metal and Porcelain Mantel Clock
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $1,500
    Lot 25

    Gilt-metal and Porcelain Mantel Clock

    Est.
    $1,000 - $1,500
  • Patinated Brass and Gilt-metal Figural Mantel Clock
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $1,500
    Lot 26

    Patinated Brass and Gilt-metal Figural Mantel Clock

    Est.
    $1,000 - $1,500
  • Diminutive Gilt-brass Figural Mantel Clock
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200
    Lot 27

    Diminutive Gilt-brass Figural Mantel Clock

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
  • Gilt-brass Figural Mantel Clock
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $1,500
    Lot 28

    Gilt-brass Figural Mantel Clock

    Est.
    $1,000 - $1,500
  • Gilt-brass Figural Mantel Clock
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $1,500
    Lot 29

    Gilt-brass Figural Mantel Clock

    Est.
    $1,000 - $1,500
  • Diminutive LeRoy Gilt-brass Figural Mantel Clock
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $1,500
    Lot 30

    Diminutive LeRoy Gilt-brass Figural Mantel Clock

    Est.
    $1,000 - $1,500
  • Gilt-brass Figural Mantel Clock
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $1,500
    Lot 31

    Gilt-brass Figural Mantel Clock

    Est.
    $1,000 - $1,500
  • Bronze-mounted Marble Figural Mantel Clock
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200
    Lot 32

    Bronze-mounted Marble Figural Mantel Clock

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
  • Gilt-brass Figural Mantel Clock
    Estimate
    $1,500 - $2,500
    Lot 33

    Gilt-brass Figural Mantel Clock

    Est.
    $1,500 - $2,500
  • French Renaissance Revival Mantel Clock
    Estimate
    $400 - $600
    Lot 34

    French Renaissance Revival Mantel Clock

    Est.
    $400 - $600
  • French Brass and Marble Portico Mantel Clock
    Estimate
    $400 - $600
    Lot 35

    French Brass and Marble Portico Mantel Clock

    Est.
    $400 - $600
  • Belgian Black Slate and Porcelain Panel Petite Sonnerie Mantel Clock
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200
    Lot 36

    Belgian Black Slate and Porcelain Panel Petite Sonnerie...

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
  • Porcelain and Gilt-brass-mounted Mantel Clock
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200
    Lot 37

    Porcelain and Gilt-brass-mounted Mantel Clock

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
  • French Boulle Mantel Clock and Bracket
    Estimate
    $600 - $800
    Lot 38

    French Boulle Mantel Clock and Bracket

    Est.
    $600 - $800
  • Gilt-brass and Porcelain Mantel Clock
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $1,500
    Lot 39

    Gilt-brass and Porcelain Mantel Clock

    Est.
    $1,000 - $1,500
  • Renaissance Revival Mantel Clock
    Estimate
    $500 - $700
    Lot 40

    Renaissance Revival Mantel Clock

    Est.
    $500 - $700
  • Champleve and Brass Crystal Regulator
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $1,500
    Lot 41

    Champleve and Brass Crystal Regulator

    Est.
    $1,000 - $1,500
  • Tiffany & Co. Brass and Porcelain Mantel Clock
    Estimate
    $1,000 - $1,500
    Lot 42

    Tiffany & Co. Brass and Porcelain Mantel Clock

    Est.
    $1,000 - $1,500
  • Brass and Porcelain Panel Shelf Clock
    Estimate
    $3,000 - $5,000
    Lot 43

    Brass and Porcelain Panel Shelf Clock

    Est.
    $3,000 - $5,000
  • Tiffany & Co. Art Deco Shelf Clock
    Estimate
    $800 - $1,200
    Lot 44

    Tiffany & Co. Art Deco Shelf Clock

    Est.
    $800 - $1,200
  • Black and Silver Art Deco Desk Clock
    Estimate
    $300 - $500
    Lot 45

    Black and Silver Art Deco Desk Clock

    Est.
    $300 - $500
  • Cotna Art Deco Marble and Silvered Brass Lamp Clock
    Estimate
    $300 - $500
    Lot 46

    Cotna Art Deco Marble and Silvered Brass Lamp Clock

    Est.
    $300 - $500
  • Cotna Art Deco Lamp Clock
    Estimate
    $400 - $600
    Lot 47

    Cotna Art Deco Lamp Clock

    Est.
    $400 - $600
  • Cotna Art Deco Lamp Clock
    Estimate
    $300 - $500
    Lot 48

    Cotna Art Deco Lamp Clock

    Est.
    $300 - $500
  • Snelling Painted "Act of Parliament" Clock
    Estimate
    $2,000 - $4,000
    Lot 49

    Snelling Painted "Act of Parliament" Clock

    Est.
    $2,000 - $4,000

Auction Description

Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments by Bonhams Skinner

The April Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments auction holds a variety of treasures for horological collectors. Highlights include rare American clocks from the collection of John Hadden, Chapel Hill North Carolina, several New England tall clocks, a rare Tornek-Rayville TR-900 Vietnam-era dive watch, French and European wall and mantel clocks, Vienna long-duration floor and wall regulators, and an array of American and European pocket and wristwatches. Other highlights include a rare Violano Virtuoso, the world’s only self-playing violin and piano, along with several other disc and cylinder musical boxes.

Gallery Walk
April 28, 6PM

Preview Times
April 27, 12PM–7PM
April 28, 12PM–7PM
April 29, 8AM–9:30AM

Contact Us
508-970-3201
clocks@skinnerinc.com

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Bonhams Skinner
Marlborough, MA 01752
United States

bidsquare@bonhamsskinner.com

Phone:+16173505400

Buyer’s Premium

Start Premium (%)
$0 25.00

Bid Increments

Start Increments ($)
$0 $10
$100 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
$300,000 $25,000
$500,000 $50,000
$1,000,000 $100,000

Shipping Info

Please visit http://www.skinnerinc.com/services/payment-and-shipping/ for information regarding the collection of items purchased at auction. 

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Terms & Conditions

1. Some of the lots in this sale are offered subject to a reserve. The reserve is a confidential minimum price agreed upon by the consignor and Skinner, Inc. below which the lot will not be sold. In most cases, the reserve will be set below the estimated range, but in no case will it exceed the estimates listed. A representative of Skinner, Inc. will execute such reserves by bidding for the consignor. In any event and whether or not a lot is subject to a reserve, the auctioneer may reject any bid or raise not commensurate with the value of such lot.

2. All property is sold “as is,” and neither the auctioneer nor any consignor makes any warranties or representation of any kind or nature with respect to the property, and in no event shall they be responsible for the correctness, nor deemed to have made any representation or warranty, of description, genuineness, authorship, attribution, provenance, period, culture, source, origin, or condition of the property and no statement made at the sale, or in the bill of sale, or invoice or elsewhere shall be deemed such a warranty of representation or an assumption of liability.

3. Except as provided in paragraph 1 above, the highest bidder as determined by the auctioneer shall be the purchaser. In the case of a disputed bid, the auctioneer shall have sole discretion in determining the purchaser and may also, at his or her election, withdraw the lot or reoffer the lot for sale. The auctioneer shall have sole discretion to refuse any bid, or refuse to acknowledge any bidder. Any bidder that plans on spending in excess of $100,000 should make arrangements with the accounting department at least five (5) days in advance of the sale, as a deposit may be required to participate.

4. All merchandise purchased must be paid for and removed from the premises the day of the auction. Skinner Inc. may impose, and the purchaser agrees to pay, a monthly interest charge of 1.5% of the purchase price of any lot or item lot not paid for within thirty-five (35) days of the date of sale. Skinner, Inc. shall have no liability for any damage or loss to property left on its premises for more than three (3) days from the date of sale. If any property has not been removed within three (3) days from the date of sale, at the option of Skinner, Inc. (a) Skinner Inc., may impose, and the purchaser agrees to pay, a monthly storage charge of 1.5% of the purchase price of any lot or portion of a lot not removed within the three days, and/or (b) Skinner Inc. may place the merchandise in a subsequent auction, without Reserve, to be sold to the highest bidder, and after deducting the standard commission and any additional charges that may apply, remit the proceeds to the purchaser.

5. Skinner accepts cash or check for payment. Personal checks will be acceptable only if credit has been established with Skinner, Inc. or if a bank authorization has been received guaranteeing a personal check. Skinner, Inc. reserves the right to hold merchandise purchased by personal check until the check has cleared the bank. The purchaser agrees to pay Skinner, Inc. a handling charge of $25.00 for any check dishonored by the drawee. Please contact Accounting for additional payment methods. Skinner does not accept payment by credit card for merchandise purchases.

6. If the purchaser breaches any of its obligations under these Conditions of Sale, including its obligation to pay in full the purchase price of all items for which it was the highest successful bidder, Skinner Inc. may exercise all of its rights and remedies under the law including, without limitation, (a) canceling the sale and applying any payments made by the purchaser to the damages caused by the purchaser’s breach, and/or (b) offering at public auction, without reserve, any lot or item for which the purchaser has breached any of its obligations, including its obligation to pay in full the purchase price, holding the purchaser liable for any deficiency plus all costs of sale.

7. In no event will the liability of Skinner, Inc. to any purchaser with respect to any item exceed the purchase price actually paid by such purchaser for such item.

8. Shipping is the responsibility of the purchaser. Upon request, our staff will provide the list of shippers who deliver to destinations within the United States and overseas. Some property that is sold at auction can be subject to laws governing export from the U.S., such as items that include material from some endangered species. Import restrictions from foreign countries are subject to these same governing laws. Granting of licensing for import or export of goods from local authorities is the sole responsibility of the buyer. Denial or delay of licensing will not constitute cancellation or delay in payment for the total purchase price of these lots.

9. All purchases are subject to the Massachusetts 6.25% sales tax unless the purchaser possesses a Massachusetts sales tax exemption number. Exemption numbers from other states are accepted in Massachusetts if presented with a business card or letterhead. Dealers, museums, and other qualifying parties can apply for a Massachusetts exemption number prior to the auction by contacting the Massachusetts Department of Corporations and Taxation at 100 Cambridge Street in Boston.

10. A premium equal to 23% of the final bid price up to and including $100,000, plus 20% of the final bid price from $100,001 up to and including $1,000,000, plus 12% of the final bid price from $1,000,001 and over will be applied to each lot sold, to be paid by the buyer as part of the purchase price.

11. Bidding on any item indicates your acceptance of these terms and all other terms printed within, posted, and announced at the time of sale whether bidding in person, through a representative, by phone, by Internet, or other absentee bid.

12. Skinner, Inc. and its consignors make no warranty or representation, express or implied, that the purchaser will acquire any copyright or reproduction rights to any lot sold. Skinner, Inc. expressly reserves the right to reproduce any image of the lots sold in this catalog. The copyright in all images, illustrations and written material produced by or for Skinner, Inc. relating to a lot, including the contents of this catalog, is, and shall remain at all times, the property of Skinner, Inc. and shall not be used by the purchaser, nor by anyone else, without our prior written consent.

13. These conditions of sale shall be governed by the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (excluding the laws applicable to conflicts or choice of law). The buyer/bidder agrees that any suit for the enforcement of this agreement may be brought, and any action against Skinner in connection with the transactions contemplated by this agreement shall be brought, in the courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or any federal court sitting therein. The bidder/buyer consents to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts and waives objections that it may now or hereafter have to the venue of any such suit.

Revised January 8, 2014