Gavels ‘n’ Paddles: E. Howard No. 47 clock, $356,950, Fontaine’s Auction
Recent Auction Results From Near & Far
By Ken Hall
An E. Howard & Company No. 47 wall-hanging astronomical regulator clock, one of only three known, sold for $356,950 at a Clocks and Watches Auction held Nov. 22-23 by Fontaine’s Auction Gallery in Pittsfield, Mass. It was a new auction record for an E. Howard & Company clock, eclipsing the previous record of $277,300 paid for a No. 68 astronomical floor clock, also at a Fontaine’s Auction clock sale. Also, an E. Howard & Company No. 25 drum head astronomical regulator changed hands for $121,000. Prices include a 21 percent buyer’s premium.