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Skinner AuctionsMarlborough MA
October 22, 2021 10:00 AMCalender
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President Grover Cleveland's 18kt Gold Automaton Musical Quarter-hour-repeating Open-face Watch

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$5,625$4,500
Auction: Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3790BLocation: MarlboroughDate / Time: October 22, 2021 10:00AM

Description:

President Grover Cleveland's 18kt Gold Automaton Musical Quarter-hour-repeating Open-face Watch, Switzerland, hinged ribbed bezel surrounding the arabic numeral enameled chapter ring with two musician automaton figures in the center, reeded band with slides, engine-turned case back, gold-plated cuvette, inside case back stamped "PVL/18K/34036/14125," key-wind, key-set quarter-hour repeater on single gong with two hammers, and musical train, dia. 58.5 mm, 156g.

Provenance: The estate of David G. Newsom.

Northeast Auctions, October 28th and 29th, 2006, Lot 600.

President Grover Cleveland to his son Richard Folsom Cleveland, then by direct descent to the owner at the time it was offered by Northeast Auctions.
Estimate $4,000-6,000

not ticking, overhaul recommended. Music plays when activated, repeater repeats when activated but incorrect time. Automaton not functioning. No written documentation with the watch.


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Keywords

David G. Newsom, Richard Folsom Cleveland