Smith, New York
A very rare mid-19th century American glass plate skeleton clock by Smith, New York.
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.
The white porcelain chapter-ring dial has black Roman numerals for the hours and steel-cut hands.
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.
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.
NAWCC Bulletin, Vol. 45/2, No. 343, 4/2003, pg.223.
NAWCC Bulletin, Vol. 45/4, No. 345, 8/2003, pg.503.
|Size:||18.5in. x 8.5 in.|
|Retail Price:||$ 11,500.|
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