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    Superb Early Gilt Brass George Washington Clock. A classic clock by Richard Durrant (1776-1866), made in the English town of Beccles, a center of watch and clock-making since the mid-18th century. Features a military bust of Washington, with his name below. Condition is beautiful, and it was in working order when at the consignor's home. Original winding key is included.

    It is possible that there was another element to the clock which is now missing, but there is no way to be certain. However, the asymmetrical form suggest that there may have been something such as a figure of Miss Liberty on the right. A round brass cap at the right corner may cover the original point of attachment. However, this is pure speculation, and this clock is a wonderful early Washington display piece as it is. Measures 5.5" x 7.25" x 2.625".


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    June, 2006
    7th Wednesday
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