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Sale 261 Lot 49
Sold for US$4,000
English brass orrery clock movement with going barrel and platform lever escapement driving two silvered revolving Roman and Arabic chapter rings, indirect drive to heliocentric orrery above sun and seven satellite display; unmarked, however probably Oxford Clock Portfolio, No.22.
Provenance: Estate of Irl Paul & Barbara Middleton, Atlanta, Georgia.
Other Notes: Near identical timepiece sold Christie's-London, 22 July 2008, Lot 181.
Estimate $ 2,000-3,000
Appears to be all intact and in good original condition with minor scuffing to base; clock is working in gallery but we are unsure how to wind piece; we do not guarantee clocks to work once they have left the gallery.
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