Today's offering showcases this elegant and fairly large third quarter 19th century French gilt-bronze figural mantel clock owned and used by the "Man in Black", the late Johnny Cash in his master bedroom.
It is marked “Koblin 17569" and features a wonderfully done reclining hunter sculpture with a rifle between his knees and sits on a beaded and leaf-case base, raised on an associated carved giltwood plinth.
It has a 3 1/2-inch white-enameled dial with Roman numeral chapters indicated by shaped hands enclosing a key-wind chiming mechanism.
Johnny Cash was one of the best-selling music artists of all time, having sold more than 90 million records worldwide. His wide ranging musical style embraced country, rock and roll, rockabilly, blues, folk, and gospel sounds, and this expansive appeal earned him the rare honor of being inducted into the Country Music, Rock and Roll, and Gospel Music Halls of Fame. He was the personification of country music to many people around the world.
He created many beloved and often chart-topping hits like “Ring Of Fire”, "I Walk the Line", “Sunday Morning Coming Down”, “Folsom Prison Blues”, “Hurt”, “Jackson”, “Man In Black”, “A Boy Named Sue”, “Flesh and Blood", “Ballad of a Teenage Queen”, and “Don’t Take Your Guns To Town.”
Mr. Cash received multiple Country Music Association Awards, Grammys, and other awards across a wide range of categories and received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked Cash number 31 on their "100 Greatest Artists of All Time" list.
His clock presents in excellent untouched original condition. The border on the wood plinth is missing details in a couple of small sections and shows a bit of wear from the clock sitting on it in Mr. Cash's bedroom.
We acquired it with its pendulum safely removed and packed. The clock remains untested as we received it. Please inquire if you would like it serviced.
It is accompanied by a letter of authenticity signed by Johnny Cash’s daughter Cindy Cash stating that the clock sat on the mantel in her father’s master bedroom.
This watch previously sold at Sotheby's in 2004:https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2004/property-from-the-estate-of-johnny-cash-and-june-carter-cash-n08048/lot.149.html?locale=en Our new Celebrity Collection:
I'm excited to have recently launched a new collection that is composed of watches owned by iconic celebrities. It will be constantly changing and is currently headlined by watches and clocks owned by some of the most legendary Hollywood actors and actresses, musicians, comedians, and entertainers:
- The King, Elvis Presley.
- The King of Pop, Michael Jackson.
- The King of Comedy, Jerry Lewis.
- Hollywood icons Steve Martin, Burt Reynolds, Olivia Newton-John, Bob Hope, and Mickey Rooney.
- Legendary musicians Johnny Cash, Frank Sinatra, and Beattles drummer Ringo Starr.
- Further filling the current collection are watches from King Edward VIII and the Duchess of Windsor, beloved Hollywood host Ed Sullivan, heavyweight boxing champion Jack Dempsey, Academy award-winning actresses Loretta Young and Doris Day, Emmy award-winning actress Valerie Harper, and fashion designer to the stars Nolan Miller.
- It also includes rare watches given by heads of state: A prototype 18K gold Buren Microrotor gifted by His Royal Majesty Ibn Saud, former King of Saudi Arabia; a Felsa given by former Libyan Colonel and Head of State Muammar Al Qathafi; and a Longines given by Highness Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa former Prime Minister of the State of Bahrain. All three watches are new-old-stock in presentation shadow box frames with photos.
Recently sold was a watch given a handful of years after the Civil War concluded by the Vice President Elect to honor an Army commander who went on to receive the Medal of Honor.
This is a significant, exciting, and constantly changing new collection you won't want to miss! Stay tuned over the coming weeks for photos of other special pieces from the collection!
To view the first few already up for sale follow this link: https://shop.connoisseuroftime.com/collections/our-celebrity-owned-historical-event-watches?page=1&sort_by=created-descending
Country of origin: France
Serial no.: 17569
Case material: Gilt-bronze
Case markings (outer): 17569
Case condition: Excellent
Dimensions: Base, 21 inches; height, 16 inches
Dial: White enamel with Roman numeral chapter, excellent condition
Hands: Black steel, Breguet "moons"
Movement type: Key wound and key set with key wound chiming mechanism
Serviced: No. We acquired it with its pendulum safely removed and packed. The clock remains untested as we received it. Please inquire if you would like it serviced.
Papers: It is accompanied by a letter of authenticity signed by Johnny Cash’s daughter Cindy Cash stating that the clock sat on the mantel in her father’s master bedroom.
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