25" Japanese Ebony Rosewood Shaku Dokei Striking Hanging Stick Pillar Clock For Sale
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25" Japanese Ebony Rosewood Shaku Dokei Striking Hanging Stick Pillar Clock:
25" Japanese Ebony Rosewood Striking Stick Pillar Clock
Here I'm offering a very good quality striking stick clock or Shaku-Dokei. The ebony wood case has a removable glazed hood with a lift-out front door, two fabric-backed gilt-brass pierced frets to the sides, a scale at the front and a drawer for the key at the bottom. The ebony hardwood case is made of solid rosewood and it shows beautiful grain of the wood.
Mounted to the backboard is the gilt-brass going movement with finely cut, turned and spoked gear work, turned brass baluster columns at the corners, an elaborately engraved fretted front plate and a verge escapement that is regulated by a small pendulum with a turned, adjustable lenticular bob. A separate key wound striking mechanism acts as the weight and drives the one-day time mechanism.
This is a quite large Japanese stick pillar clock, 24.5" overall, bigger than most stick pillar clocks in any collection.
The engraved gilt-bronze time scale is fastened top and bottom by two large turned screws, has an engraved brass scale set at the edge, has engraved silvered 'hour' characters on shaped plates and brass 'half-hour' markers.
The pierced and engraved hand is carried by the striking mechanism and points to the different characters as it descends through the day. The backs of the 'numerals' extend into the case and trip the striking mechanism at the proper intervals. It follows the Japanese sequence of striking two series of nine to four alternating one and two strikes at the 'half-hours'. This is a fairly new clock. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me.
A high quality Japanese stick clock is highly desirable and extremely rare. Once in a while, one may appears in high end sales, such as Sotheby's or Christie's. (sold over $12,500 before premium) So if you have been looking for a Japanese stick clock, please consider the one we are offering here.
All winding clocks come with their key.
Domestic SHIPPING Method:
All domestic shipment will be sent via UPS Ground or USPS Priority Mail. We will choose the most economical way to have your item shipped promptly and safely. All item will be carefully packed with real packing material, bubble wrap, Styrofoam, foam peanut, & NO newspaper.
All payment methods are accepted, but PayPal is highly recommended. Payment is expected within 10 days after sale ends, no exceptions. Buyer with a California delivery address, please add 9% sale tax.
Customer satisfaction is our first priority. We accept return within 14 days after delivery, if there is an error in our description. Refund will be issued in full amount. Please email first before returning. Delivery date will be according to UPS or USPS tracking system, so please inspect your item immediately upon arrival.
For those clock buyers, please keep in mind that we don't keep a history of any previous repairs on our antique clocks, therefore we are not selling them as in original condition, unless otherwise stated in the description.
Buyer has 14 day cooling off period, after that all sales are final.
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All items will be shipped by USPS to our international buyers. Online tracking number will be provided. Please keep in mind that we purchase damage coverage from a third party, which the cost will not reflect on the postage. In case of a damage, postage is NOT refundable. Buyer is responsible for any import tax and/or brokerage fee.