Three Day Watches, Clocks & Miscellaneous Horology Sale
on Wednesday 22nd, Thursday 23rd & Friday 24th February 2017
On view:
Monday 20th February: 9am to 5.30pm
Tuesday 21st February: 9am to 5.30pm
Wednesday 22nd February: 8.30am to 5.30pm
Thursday 23rd February: 8.30am to 5.30pm
Friday 24th February: 9am to 11am
(I.D required to view watches)
Lots: 1327-1508 of 2651
Lot 1327
Small interesting marine chronometer, the 3" silvered dial signed Arnold, London, no. 435 over a subsidiary seconds dial, within a mahogany case (winding and case keys)
Estimate:  £800 - 1200
Sold for:   £3400
Lot 1328
Russian two day marine chronometer, the 3.5" silvered signed dial with subsidiary state of wind and seconds dials, no. 00054, within a red mahogany case and outer guard case (key, winding key)
Estimate:  £250 - 350
Sold for:   £440
Lot 1329
Russian two day marine chronometer, the 3.5" silvered signed dial with state of wind and subsidiary seconds dials, no. 10756, within a light oak brass bound case; also with outer guard case (key)
Estimate:  £200 - 400
Sold for:   £550
Lot 1330
Good two day marine chronometer, the 3.75" silvered dial signed Thomas Mercer, Supplied by Campa, Southampton, no. 28609, with subsidiary state of wind and seconds dials, within a light wooden case (winding key)
Estimate:  £400 - 600
Sold for:   £950
Lot 1331
Good German marine chronometer, the 3.5" silvered dial inscribed Marine-Quartz, Wempe Chronometerwerke, Hamburg, no. 13517, with subsidiary seconds dial, within a mahogany case with recessed brass side handles
Estimate:  £300 - 500
Sold for:   £320
Lot 1332
Jaeger-LeCoultre Atmos clock, the 4.25" cream dial enclosing a skeletonised centre, within a four glass and gilt metal canted case, no. 97163, with original faux pig skin travelling case and Atmos Classic manual
Estimate:  £350 - 450
Sold for:   £420
Lot 1333
Jaeger-LeCoultre Atmos clock, the 4.25" white dial within a pillared stepped gadrooned gilded case with Perspex panels, no. 433598, 9.25" high; also with a brown leatherette travelling case
Estimate:  £500 - 800
Sold for:   £680
Lot 1334
Jaeger-LeCoultre Atmos clock, the 4.25" white chapter ring enclosing a skeletonised centre, no. 99285, within a glazed stepped case, 9" high
Estimate:  £300 - 500
Sold for:   £380
Lot 1335
Antique English brass hook and spike lantern clock, the 5.75" chapter ring enclosing a geometric engraved centre with single iron hand, surmounted by pierced foliate frets, strapwork and bell, 12.5" high (pendulum, weight and later oak bracket)
Estimate:  £800 - 1400
Sold for:   £8000
Lot 1336
Early English brass hook and spike alarm lantern clock, the 6.25" chapter ring enclosing a foliate engraved centre with single iron hand and engraved brass alarm dial, signed Robert Robinson, Londini Fecit under the front fret pierced with dolphins and marine foliage, also with plain side frets, bell, strapwork and finial, the movement converted from balance wheel to pinwheel escapement, 15" high (pendulum, single and side doors)
Estimate:  £600 - 1000
Sold for:   £3400
Lot 1337
English brass hook and spike lantern clock, the 6.5" brass chapter ring signed Walter Archer enclosing a foliate engraved centre, surmounted by three lion and unicorn pierced frets, the sides also pierced and scratch engraved with dolphins, 11.5" high (pendulum, weight and bell)

*Walter Archer is a well known clockmaker from Stow on the Wold and admired for his individuality and quirkiness
Estimate:  £1000 - 1500
Sold for:   £2600
Lot 1338
Good French ormolu and white metal two train pillar and drumhead mantel clock, the movement with large outside countwheel striking on a bell, the 6" cream convex dial signed Leroy, Paris, within a drumhead casing supported upon a fluted pillar flanked by urns issuing flowering foliage, also upon a bow fronted stepped base and surmounted by an oval flowering urn, 19.5" high (no pendulum or keys)
Estimate:  £1200 - 1800
Sold for:   £1150
Lot 1339
French bronze, ormolu and white marble annular mantel clock, the horizontal hour and seconds chapter rings within a vase shaped case surmounted by a serpent and supported by two cherubs to the square stepped base, 17" high
Estimate:  £1000 - 1500
Sold for:   £950
Lot 1340
English mahogany double fusee mantel clock striking on a gong, the 8" convex cream dial and movement signed Percy Webster, Clerkenwell, within a stepped case inlaid with brass lines and applied with moulded foliate mounts, surmounted by a wavy cornice, 15" high (pendulum and door key)
Estimate:  £1200 - 1600
Sold for:   £1100
Lot 1341
Interesting and rare Squelette ormolu and white marble pedestal timepiece, the 5.25" white chapter ring enclosing a skeletonised centre signed Vandersteen Paris upon an ormolu support engraved with a foliate band between beaded and gadrooned borders, the twenty-eight day movement with recoil escapement and gridiron knife edge suspended pendulum, upon a cylindrical stepped white marble pedestal and square plinth base, 14.5" high
Estimate:  £1500 - 2000
Sold for:   £1250
Lot 1342
Good French ormolu two train large mantel clock, the Vincenti movement striking on a gong, the 10" foliate embossed chapter ring with Roman cartouche enamel numerals, enclosing a centre embossed with the bust of an angel and dolphin pedestals amidst scrolling foliage, within an ornate case cast and applied with foliage, surmounted by an oil lamp with mythical beast handle over a domed top and pierced diapered panels, 28" high
Estimate:  £800 - 1200
Sold for:   £750
Lot 1343
Good English mahogany original verge double fusee bracket clock, the 6.5" brass arched dial signed Rennard, London to the centre with calendar aperture, enclosed by a silvered chapter ring and surmounted by a strike/silent dial to the arch, the movement with pull repeat and foliate engraved back plate, within a stepped case surmounted by a bell top, four small brass finials and a carrying handle, 20" high

*This clock is sold with several service and restoration receipts from various horologists
Estimate:  £1500 - 2000
Sold for:   £2600
Lot 1344
Good English fruitwood double fusee verge pad top bracket clock, the 8" cream dial signed H. Furniss, London, the verge movement with pull repeat striking on a bell and with foliate border engraved back plate, within a stepped rounded arched pad top case with pierced brass fish scale panels to the front and pierced flowerhead rounded arched panels to the sides, surmounted by a brass handle, 18" high (pendulum and keys)
Estimate:  £1500 - 2000
Sold for:   £1700
Lot 1345
Early French ormolu and white marble two train figural mantel clock, the 4.5" convex white enamel dial signed Le Nepveu Paris in red script, within a drumhead casing supported upon a fluted pedestal and attended by the standing figure of La Renommee to one side and a child holding a medallion portrait of Henry IV to the other, the eight day movement with flat bottom plates, outside countwheel and striking on a bell, (the Brocot escapement and suspension are a later 19th century conversion), supported upon a stepped ormolu and white marble base with pierced gilt foliate panels, 14.5" high (pendulum) (movement alterations)
Estimate:  £1200 - 1800
  
Lot 1346
Good French ormolu transitional period figural two train drumhead mantel clock, the 5" convex white enamel dial signed in red Guydamour, Paris and within a drumhead casing flanked by two classical female seated figures representing Justice and Wisdom, the movement with outside countwheel, striking on a bell and with silk suspended pendulum, upon a rectangular stepped base pierced in high relief with a guilloche and laurel leaf design within a beaded panelled border, 16" wide overall (pendulum)
Estimate:  £1200 - 1800
Sold for:   £1300
Lot 1347
Gilt metal and giltwood singing bird musical automaton, with two feathered perched birds amidst foliage, within a wirework cage supported upon a stepped wooden base, 21" high
Estimate:  £600 - 800
Sold for:   £1800
Lot 1348
Impressive French ormolu and bronze two train large mantel clock, the S. Marti movement striking on a bell, the 5" chapter ring enclosing a recessed visible escapement, within an ornate slender balloon shaped case applied with two bronze cherubs and ormolu foliage, surmounted by a wavy stepped top and flowering foliage, 27.5" high (pendulum)

Estimate:  £1200 - 1500
Sold for:   £2600
Lot 1349
Good German Neuchatel bracket clock and bracket, the square plated verge movement quarter striking on two bells and with Grand Sonnerie pull repeat, the 11" white dial within a glazed waisted wooden case painted with flowering branches on a light green ground, 40" high including bracket (pendulum)

*This clock was formerly the property of Hans-Adam II, the The Reigning Prince of Liechtenstein and was part of the collection of the princely house of Liechtenstein

**Provenance:
Schloss Vaduz, Liechtenstein, 1945
Bern, before 2001.
Schloss Vaduz, Liechtenstein, 2001
Schloss Vaduz, Liechtenstein, 2006
Vienna, 2007
Sold at Christie's Amsterdam 2008
Estimate:  £800 - 1500
Sold for:   £2400
Lot 1350
Interesting and rare French ormolu Pendule Squelette two train mantel clock, the 3.75" white enamel chapter ring signed Oger Paris within a blue enamel star gilded border and enclosing a skeletonised centre, the eight day movement with outside countwheel striking on a bell and with silk suspended sunburst pendulum, within an ornate case surmounted by a pair of swans feeding from cornucopiae either side of an urn and mask finial, over a pierced galleried tier featuring two putti holding olive branches aloft, over an apron modelled with an eagle with thunder bolt (representing Zeus) and suspended from oak tree branches, supported upon six turned and ring baluster pillars to an oval base with fine milled edge casting, 18.5" high (pendulum)
Estimate:  £1000 - 1500
  
Lot 1351
Oak Gothic style triple fusee bracket clock and bracket, the movement striking on a large gong and playing on a nest of eight bells, the 8" grey silvered dial with subsidiary chime/silent dial to the arch within a stylised carved cluster column case surmounted by spire finials, 32.5" high (pendulum); together with original wall bracket
Estimate:  £1400 - 1800
Sold for:   £1550
Lot 1352
English mahogany double fusee bracket clock, the 8" circular cream dial signed Eames & Sons, Bath, within a flame mahogany cushioned stepped case surmounted by a stepped pediment, 17" high, in need of rebuilding (pendulum)
Estimate:  £500 - 800
Sold for:   £460
Lot 1353
English papier mach single fusee balloon mantel clock, the movement back plate signed William Weston, London, the 5" white dial within a gilt decorated shaped case upon a fixed serpentine plinth, 14.75" high (pendulum and winding key)

Estimate:  £500 - 800
Sold for:   £460
Lot 1354
Old German three train verge bracket clock movement striking on two bells, the 6.5" silvered dial upon an arched brass dial plate repousse with a lion's head amidst scrolling foliage, 11.25" high
Estimate:  £550 - 750
Sold for:   £620
Lot 1355
Good small English ebonised and ormolu mounted single fusee verge bracket clock, the 5" silvered dial signed Edward Taylor, Moorfields, London, within a stepped case with pierced foliate ormolu spandrels and surmounted by a caddy top with four acorn finials and a carrying handle, 12.25" high (pendulum and keys)
Estimate:  £1200 - 1800
Sold for:   £1550
Lot 1356
Good brass Congreve style triple dial fusee clock, the substantial movement supported upon circular tapering columns to the rectangular stepped plinth base, also upon a mahogany board and green marble base, 19" wide (with winding key and ball, but lacks glass housing)

Inscibed Fell for Dent, no. 042, del 1974
Estimate:  £2500 - 3500
Sold for:   £3000
Lot 1357
Rare blackened metal industrial boiler timepiece, the 3.25" silvered dial inset into a square tower with wrought iron foliate mounts, the clock movement also operating a boiler to the right hand side, upon a rectangular plinth, 18.5" high
Estimate:  £1500 - 2500
Sold for:   £3800
Lot 1358
Juvet & Co. time globe, upon a gilt metal support terminating in triple bird feet and a triform stepped black marble base, 30" high
Estimate:  £1500 - 2500
Sold for:   £3400
Lot 1359
Fine English ebonised triple fusee verge bracket clock striking the quarters on a nest of eight bells and the hours on another, the finely engraved back plate signed John Ellicott, London, the 7" brass arched dial with silvered chapter ring also signed John Ellicott, London, enclosing a matted centre with calendar aperture, also with a strike/silent dial to the arch, within an ebonised case with brass plinth and surmounted by a caddy top, 22" high (pendulum and keys)
Estimate:  £2000 - 3000
Sold for:   £9200
Lot 1360
Impressive boulle two train bracket clock with bracket, the 12" gilt metal dial with Roman cartouche enamel numerals, the Japy Freres movement stamped H & F, no.8871 with outside countwheel and striking on a bell, within an ornate waisted case mounted with figures and stylised foliage, 54" overall (pendulum and keys)
Estimate:  £3000 - 5000
Sold for:   £2700
Lot 1361
Good English oak triple fusee musical bracket clock, the six pillar movement with engraved back plate signed James McCabe, Royal Exchange, London, playing on a nest of twelve graduated bells and striking on another, also with locking pendulum, the 9" cream painted metal dial also signed James McCabe, Royal Exchange, London to the centre, under strike/silent and 7 tune selection dials to the arch, within a rounded arched stepped case surmounted by two small brass ball finials and a larger hinged brass ball finial upon a square caddy top, 28" high
Estimate:  £4000 - 6000
Sold for:   £5200
Lot 1362
Fine and rare novelty silvered brass and ormolu tripod mantel timepiece by Thomas Cole, the movement with shaped back plate inscribed Boxell, Brighton no.1054, the 5.5" x 4.5" ormolu oval dial plate engraved with stylised flowering branches within geometric borders, enclosed by a gilt chapter ring with Roman numerals with further floral engraving to the top and bottom of the dial plate, supported upon three rustic knopped branches suspending a pendulum with cauldron bob over a fire modelled as gilded logs, upon a giltwood stepped circular base and under a glass dome, 24.5" high overall (pendulum and key)

*The left hand branch support is stamped with the no.1586 to the top

*See reference J.B. Hawkins - Thomas Cole and Victorian Clockmaking, published Sydney 1975, where this clock features on page 110, item 38. The entry reads as follows:

'A most unusual tripod clock of the naturalist school of design. In "The Analysis of Ornament" by R. Wornum, London 1856. Wornum, keeper of the National Gallery, London and Secretary to the Trustees states; "There is a class of ornament which has much increased of late years in England, and by way of distinction, we may call it the 'Naturalist' school. The theory appears to be that as native is beautiful, ornamental details derived immediately from beautiful natural objects must ensure a beautiful design. This, however, can only be true where the original uses of the details chosen have not been obviously violated; and one peculiar feature of this school is that it often substitutes the ornament itself for the thing to be ornamented'

'This clock is obviously an effort by Cole to keep in the height of fashion and is extraordinary by any standards.'

'The tripod holding the clock is made of cast brass silvered as imitation logs, these suspend by way of the pendulum, a lidded cauldron over a simulated log fire. The whole is executed to the very highest standard and whether one approves or disapproves, it must be considered as a premier example of the Naturalist School of Design'

*This clock was inherited by the current vendor from a great aunt nearly 50 years ago
Estimate:  £6000 - 8000
Sold for:   £16500
Lot 1363
Good English ebonised and ormolu mounted double fusee verge table clock, the foliate engraved movement back plate signed Horseman, London, no.311 with pull repeat, striking the quarter hours on six bells and the hours on another, the 7" brass arched dial also signed Horseman, London to the matted centre with false pendulum bob aperture, enclosed by a silvered chapter ring and surmounted by subsidiary calendar and strike silent dials, with a calendar dial to the arch, within an architectural stepped pillared case with brass banding and upon a breakfront swivel base, surmounted by a moulded rounded arched cornice and raised caddy top with stylised pierced foliate fretwork panels, 34.5" high (pendulum)
Estimate:  £6000 - 8000
Sold for:   £12500
Lot 1364
Small rosewood and ebonised music box with 6.25" cylinder, the bed plate and comb stamped BHA, within an inlaid case, 16.5" wide
Estimate:  £200 - 300
Sold for:   £180
Lot 1365
Small music box, the 10.5" cylinder within a rosewood inlaid case, 18.5" wide
Estimate:  £120 - 180
Sold for:   £110
Lot 1366
Small music box with 6.25" cylinder, within an ebonised case inlaid with boxwood lines, 17" wide
Estimate:  £150 - 200
Sold for:   £220
Lot 1367
Rosewood music box, the 6.25" cylinder playing eight airs on three bells, with original tune sheet, within an inlaid rosewood and ebonised case with old lid and later sides, 18.75" wide
Estimate:  £200 - 300
Sold for:   £220
Lot 1368
Miniature music box playing on six airs and with original tune sheet, within a rectangular wooden banded case, 5" wide (key)
Estimate:  £80 - 140
Sold for:   £140
Lot 1501
English rosewood eight day bracket clock, the 10" silvered circular dial signed R. Russell, Leicester, with centre seconds sweep hand, the movement with pinwheel escapement attached to the back plate and striking the hours on a bell, within a stepped case surmounted by a slightly raised pediment, 17.5" high (pendulum and keys)
Estimate:  £500 - 800
Sold for:   £1800
Lot 1502
Good small English mahogany single fusee verge bracket clock, the 5" silvered arched dial signed Joseph Kent, London to the arch, the A-frame movement with foliate engraved back plate, within a rounded arched stepped case with moulded cornice and brass carrying handle, 14" high overall (pendulum and keys) (at fault)
Estimate:  £800 - 1200
Sold for:   £1050
Lot 1503
Large French gilt metal and burgundy painted two train vase mantel clock striking on a bell, the 3.5" cream dial within an ornate Art Nouveau inspired vase shaped case, 22.5" high (pendulum)
Estimate:  £150 - 250
  
Lot 1504
Good French black marble and ormolu mounted portico two train mantel clock, the movement with outside countwheel striking on a bell, the 3.75" white dial signed Lages Bayonne, supported by four circular tapering columns and within a stepped case, 16" high (pendulum)
Estimate:  £300 - 500
  
Lot 1505
French boulle and ebonised two train balloon mantel clock, the S. Marti movement with outside countwheel striking on a bell, inscribed Loge, Paris, no. 7778, HLF, the 3.25" silvered dial within a shaped case with arched supports, 11.25" high (pendulum and key)
Estimate:  £250 - 350
  
Lot 1506
French classical bronzed and gilt metal figural two train mantel clock garniture, the movement with outside countwheel striking on a bell, the 3.5" white painted dial inset into a classical pillar attended by Cupid, upon a white and dark veined rectangular marble base, 19" high; also a pair of matching urn side pieces, 14" high (pendulum)
Estimate:  £300 - 400
  
Lot 1507
English white marble and ormolu mounted single fusee portico mantel clock, signed on the inside of the front plate and on a metal plaque attached to the movement back plate, F. Baetens, 23 Gerrard Street, London, the 4.25" gilt metal dial supported upon four pillars to the rectangular base, surmounted by a rounded arched pediment with classical urn and five pineapple finials, 17" high (pendulum and key)
Estimate:  £200 - 300
Sold for:   £180
Lot 1508
Good French bronze and ormolu two train mantel clock, the Vincenti movement with outside countwheel and striking on a bell, the 3" gilt chapter ring enclosing an engine turned centre over a seated angel figure, the case with applied foliate mounts and cast foliate friezes, surmounted by a pierced flat urn, 21" high
Estimate:  £300 - 500
Sold for:   £650