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E. Howard No. 47 Astronomical Hanging Regulator

E. Howard & Co. No. 47 astronomical hanging regulator clock which brought a new auction record

3 Session Antique & Collector Clocks Plus Watches Were Sold In A 2-Day Auction, Nov. 22 – 23, At Fontaine’s Auction Gallery In Pittsfield, Mass.

Over 700 lots crossed the block in a sale grossing over $1,500,000.00

The top lot of the auction was an E. Howard & Co. No. 47 astronomical hanging regulator clock which brought a new auction record of $356,950.00 breaking the previous record set at Fontaine’s exactly 1 year ago when an E. Howard & Co. No. 68 astronomical floor clock brought $277,300.00.

Other items of interest were an E. Howard & Co. No. 25 drumhead astronomical floor clock $121,000.00 and a George Jones Astronomical wall regulator $72,500.00.
A Mathey Tissot Split Chronograph 1 minute repeater pocket watch sold for $22,990.00.
A full review will follow

E. Howard No. 47 Astronomical Hanging Regulator. The clock case is the epitome of the American Renaissance Revival movement being an impressive 8’3” long and made from hand-carved American walnut with carved finials & incised burled trim, the massive crest has a carved bust of Christopher Columbus, the arched center door with reverse painted “Regulator” throat glass exposing the weight, pierced carved beat indicator and four-jar mercury filled Sandwich glass pendulum (No. 121/2806) with cylinders made by the Boston & Sandwich Glass Co. (Boston, Mass), silvered beat indicator is mounted on a pierced carved riser with teardrop finials. the impressive lower bracket has 5 ornate scroll carved support arms. The fact that the clock hasn’t passed through many hands helps explain why it is in such fine condition and original finish. The original 16.5” reverse painted glass (vitrolite) dial, signed “E. Howard & Co., Boston, Mass.”  is in excellent condition with black 5 minute numbers on the chapter dial, sub hour dial with open diamond hand and a sub seconds dial above. The brass weight driven 8 day time only No. 3 astronomical movement signed E. Howard & Co., Boston, has a Graham deadbeat escapement with jeweled pallets, blued pendulum crutch, maintaining power, Geneva stop, dust covers on the top and sides; brass pendulum suspension cradle with steel rods, quality brass covered weight and 5 spoke pulley. (Dimensions: 8’3” high x 37” wide x 16” deep).

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E. Howard No. 48 Astronomical Regulator

E. Howard No. 48 Astronomical Regulator

May 17, 2014 – Antique Clock Auction- Prices Realized ?>? Lot 133
Lot 133 E. Howard No. 48 Astronomical Regulator

Price Realized $125,000.00

E. Howard & Co. No. 48 Astronomical Floor Standing Regulator. 14 in. original painted iron astronomical dial has black 5 minute numbers on the chapter ring, 3.5 in. sub seconds dial and 3.5 in. sub hour dial, signed ”E. Howard & Co. Boston, Mass.” Has original pierced diamond hands; brass weight driven time only 8 day movement signed E. Howard & Co. Boston, deadbeat escapement with applied steel pallets, retaining power and Geneva stop, quality E. Howard & Co. 4 jar mercurial pendulum, quality brass covered weight and pulley. In a nicely refinished walnut case with pierced carved crest, shell and filigree under a turned finial, carved side columns over long pendent teardrop turnings with rosettes, raised burled and incised panels on either side of the wood dial bezel; below the dial is carved drapery with long throat door & glass exposing the pendulum, beat indicator and weight, the base has raised and inset panels with center carving. Crutch is repaired, cradle at the top of the stick is replaced, escape & pallet bearings on the back plate are replaced with brass; touchup to the dial markers, numbers and signature, the pierced carved beat indicator bracket is replaced though the silvered beat indicator is an original E. Howard & Co. indicator. 9 ft. 6 in. high x 30 in. wide x 18 in. deep.

E. Howard No. 48 Astronomical Regulator

E. Howard & Co. No. 48 Astronomical Floor Standing Regulator.

E. Howard No. 48 Astronomical Regulator

E. Howard & Co. No. 48 Astronomical Floor Standing Regulator.

E. Howard No. 48 Astronomical Regulator

In a nicely refinished walnut case with pierced carved crest, shell and filigree under a turned finial, carved side columns over long pendent teardrop turnings with rosettes, raised burled and incised panels on either side of the wood dial bezel; below the dial is carved drapery with long throat door & glass exposing the pendulum, beat indicator and weight, the base has raised and inset panels with center carving.

E. Howard No. 48 Astronomical Regulator

E. Howard & Co. No. 48 Astronomical Floor Standing Regulator.

E. Howard No. 48 Astronomical Regulator

brass weight driven time only 8 day movement signed E. Howard & Co. Boston, deadbeat escapement with applied steel pallets, retaining power and Geneva stop, quality E. Howard & Co. 4 jar mercurial pendulum, quality brass covered weight and pulley.

E. Howard No. 48 Astronomical Regulator

14 in. original painted iron astronomical dial has black 5 minute numbers on the chapter ring, 3.5 in. sub seconds dial and 3.5 in. sub hour dial, signed ”E. Howard & Co. Boston, Mass.” Has original pierced diamond hands

E. Howard No. 48 Astronomical Regulator

E. Howard & Co. No. 48 Astronomical Floor Standing Regulator.

E. Howard No. 48 Astronomical Regulator

E. Howard & Co. No. 48 Astronomical Floor Standing Regulator.

E. Howard No. 48 Astronomical Regulator

E. Howard & Co. No. 48 Astronomical Floor Standing Regulator.

E. Howard No. 48 Astronomical Regulator

E. Howard & Co. No. 48 Astronomical Floor Standing Regulator.

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E. Howard No. 48 Astronomical Regulator

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