An important Federal eglomisé presentation antique patent time piece with rare thermometer. Lemuel Curtis, Concord, Massachusetts, circa 1815.
This important antique patent time piece by Lemuel Curtis, which has superb reverse painted glasses, is fitted with a rare thermometer in the throat panel. Thermometers, which added to the cost of these patent time pieces, were found on the finest examples that were appointed with superior glasses and giltwood frames. The dial has Arabic numerals and is signed “Warranted by Lemuel Curtis”. The base panel has a blue painted ground with a foliate and blossom border, centering an elaborate polychrome depiction of a naval engagement. The view which depicts an American and British war ship in open battle from the War of 1812 and is titled at the base in gilt block lettering "United States & Macedonian".
Height with finial 41 1/2"; Width 10"
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