Monday
Sep262016

J. Smith and Son Clerkenwell for Clark Bishop Stortford.  c.1870

Smith and Son Clerkenwell for Clark Bishop Stortford.

The frame of this skeleton clock is a J.Smith Clerkenwell design. (See ‘British Skeleton Clocks’, by Derek Roberts, published by Antique Collectors Club,1987, Fig ¾6a, p.133). This firm was set up in c.1840, and between about 1850 and 1900 was one of the premier London clock factories. Henry J Clark is recorded working in Bishop Stortford in 1874, and would have been the retailer of this clock, adding his name to it on a plaque.


Stock No. 3443

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Wednesday
Sep072016

3448 - Edwards London  c.1820

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Edwards London  c.1820

A very fine Regency bracket clock the round porcelain enamel dial signed ‘Edwards London’, sitting behind an elegantly chased brass mask, the movement signed ‘Edwards Shoreditch’ in a pagoda top ebonised case with delicate brass inlay, topped by a brass pineapple finial.

Stock No. 3448

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Wednesday
Sep072016

3371 J.H.Allis Albion Chambers Bristol  c.1860

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J.H.Allis  Albion Chambers Bristol c.1860

A very rare miniature 5-glass Victorian mantel timepiece, with a 3” square silvered engraved brass dial to the chain fusee movement in a rosewood case with boxwood stringing. Total height - 6 ¼”  (160 mm.).

Stock No. 3371

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Tuesday
Jan192016

Richardson Selby c.1850  2878

Richardson  Selby  c.1850.

An elegant mid - 19th century fusee wall clock with a 12” diameter convex iron dial, the movement with passing strike on the hour on a bell,  with matching steel hands, in a mahogany case with turned dial surround and cast brass bezel.

Stock No. 2878

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Tuesday
Jan192016

Jagoe London. c. 1810  3438

 

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Jagoe London.c. 1810

A very elegant drop dial wall timepiece, with a 12” diameter silvered engraved brass dial with arabic and roman minute and hour numerals, the ‘A’ shaped fusee movement with anchor escapement fronted by matching heart shaped steel hands, in a one-piece mahogany case with two side doors and a full-width moulded base door. The short trunk has mahogany veneer that extends across the simple flat ‘ears’, and carries the concave moulded brass bezel.

Stock No. 3438

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Tuesday
Jan192016

Saml. Elford Stalbridge c.1785 3435

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Saml. Elford Stalbridge c.1785

An impressive tavern clock with a 29” diameter round black dial with gilt arabic and roman numerals, above a ‘banjo’ shaped case with chinoiserie decoration on a black background, signed by the maker at the throat. The shaped removable door is locked at the top, and there are decorative shaped ‘ears’  beneath the dial. The timepiece weight driven movement sits on a seatboard, and is faced by the original brass ‘pierced heart’ hands. The overall height is 59”.

Stock No. 3435

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Tuesday
Jan192016

J Thwaites, London. c.1809  3433

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J Thwaites, London. c.1809

A classic  Georgian wall timepiece of particularly high quality by this eminent maker, with a 12” diameter convex wooden dial, five pillar  fusee movement numbered 4405, with steel rod pendulum, faced by typical Thwaites ‘pierced arrow’ matching brass hands, in a mahogany case with raised beaded decoration to the trunk, elegant ‘ears’, and a concave moulded brass bezel with integral lock.

Stock No. 3433

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Tuesday
Jan192016

J. Thwaites for Jno. Burlingham, Lynn. c.1820  3418

J. Thwaites for Jno. Burlingham, Lynn.  c.1820

A Georgian wall dial timepiece, with a 14” diameter wood dial, and fusee movement by J. Thwaites numbered 6326, fronted by typical Thwaites ‘pierced arrow’ brass hands, in a mahogany case with a moulded ‘Georgian’ bezel with integral lock.

Stock No. 3418

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Tuesday
Jan192016

John Gartly Aberdeen. c.1785  3385

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John Gartly Aberdeen. c.1785

A fine rare Scottish tavern clock, with a 25” diameter wooden dial (28 ½” overall), the movement with a five wheel train, fronted by original pierced brass hands, in a case signed at the throat, with gilded decoration, and a print on the door showing a band of strolling players including a bagpiper. Total height - 57”

Stock No. 3385

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Monday
Jan182016

Wm. Critchley Liverpool. c.1816  3258

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Wm. Critchley Liverpool.  c.1816

A George III sedan chair timepiece, the 4” diameter convex porcelain enamel dial with arabic hour numerals, with a verge balance wheel movement signed and numbered 999, fronted by elegant brass ‘arrow’ hands, in a turned ebonised case with a brass moulded bezel.

Stock No: 3258

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