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    Lizzie Borden: A Mantle Clock Purportedly from the Murder Room, with Red Spatters Said to be the Blood of the Victims. By oral tradition this clock was obtained from the Fall River Police Department many years ago. A label on the inside, which would appear to date from c. 1930-1950, carries the handwritten notation: "Clock from the famous Lizzie Borden estate after the trial in 1892. The blood spots never left." To the consignor's knowledge, the blood deposits have never been analyzed in a laboratory.

    The clock itself is a hollow, glazed ceramic piece, height 13.5", with no maker's markings. However, the style appears consistent with that era. The sketchy provenance requires a bit of a leap of faith, but if it can be matched to a crime scene photo, or if a laboratory analysis confirms the blood spatter, the purchaser may claim a real coup!

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    December, 2008
    2nd-3rd Tuesday-Wednesday
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