Fine and Rare Lucius Bradley, Watertown, CT, Shelf Clock

Fine and Rare Lucius Bradley, Watertown, CT, Shelf ClockFine and Rare Lucius Bradley, Watertown, CT, Shelf Clock

Hammer Price w/ BP

$60,950

Lot #: 193
Fine and Rare Lucius Bradley, Watertown, CT, Shelf Clock
Mahogany case with unusual flat carved pilasters, carved crest with winged griffins and foliage and paw feet with nice deep, rich patina. Extremely rare, reverse painted tablet depicting Lafayette, flags, banners & drums; outstretched eagle with banner reading "E. Pluribus Unum" and another banner reading "May the sons of Columbia never forget the friend of their fathers, General Lafayette." Original signed and painted iron dial. 8 day time and strike brass movement. Nice, clean Lucius B. Bradley, Watertown, CT, label. This clock is believed to commemorate Lafayette's visit to the US in 1824-1825.
Ht. 29 1/2"
Provenance
Ex. Vincent Versage Collection.
Condition
Exhibited in 1963 in Newark, NJ Museum in “Classical Americana, 1815-1845”, item #214 & Fraunces Tavern Museum, “The Legacy of Lafayette, October 1984 – June 1985”. Pictured in
Auction Date
Apr 13, 2012

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