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: 1843-2014 of 2651
Lot 1843
Oak eight day longcase clock, the 12" brass arched dial signed Thomas Ramsbottom on the silvered chapter ring enclosing a foliate engraved centre with subsidiary seconds dial, also with moon phase to the arch, the case carved overall with scrolling foliage and the long door carved with the standing figure of a knight in full armour before a castle, the hood surmounted by a swan neck pediment and three gilded wooden ball finials, 90" high (pendulum and two weights)
Estimate:  £250 - 450
Sold for:   £420
Lot 1844
Scottish mahogany eight day longcase clock, the 15" circular cream painted dial signed William McNee, Edinburgh, with subsidiary seconds and calendar dials, the case with long crossbanded door inlaid with ebony lines and the hood with a rounded arched stepped pediment, 82" high (pendulum, two weights and door key)
Estimate:  £500 - 700
Sold for:   £500
Lot 1845
Good mahogany three train musical longcase clock, the 12" brass arched dial with strike/silent subsidiary dial to the arch over a silvered chapter ring enclosing a subsidiary seconds dial and three winding apertures, the substantial movement playing on a nest of eight bells and striking on a large gong, the case with long moulded rounded arched door with fine applied foliate mouldings, also carved with stylistic foliate designs to the sides and base, the hood surmounted by a carved caddy top with three classical gadrooned vase finials, 103" high (pendulum and three weights)
Estimate:  £700 - 1000
Sold for:   £1200
Lot 1846
Carved oak eight day longcase clock, the 12" painted arched dial signed Suggate, Halesworth on a raised dial with subsidiary seconds and calendar aperture, the case with long rounded arched door carved with stylised foliate strapwork repeating designs and the hood surmounted by a caddy top, 84" high (pendulum and two weights)
Estimate:  £400 - 600
  
Lot 1847
Mahogany eight day musical longcase clock playing on eight bells, the 14" painted arched dial signed Thomas Leadbeater, Sandbach, with subsidiary seconds dial, calendar aperture and moon phase to the arch, the case with short lancet moulded door flanked by fluted columns with brass capitals, inlaid overall with boxwood and ebony banding, the hood surmounted by a swan neck pediment and three brass ball finials, 97" high (pendulum and three weights)
Estimate:  £650 - 850
Sold for:   £650
Lot 1848
Oak eight day longcase clock, the 12" brass arched dial signed Joseph Atkinson on the silvered chapter ring enclosing an engraved and matted centre with subsidiary seconds dial and calendar dial, the case with long moulded rounded arched door and the hood surmounted by a stepped moulded cornice, 80" high (pendulum and two weights)
Estimate:  £400 - 600
Sold for:   £440
Lot 1849
Good mahogany eight day longcase clock, the 12" painted cream dial signed Holland, London with subsidiary seconds dial, the case with long moulded arched door flanked by quarter fluted columns with ormolu capitals and the hood surmounted by a rounded moulded arched cornice over pierced brass fish scale panels, 90" high (no pendulum, no weights and top urn finial missing)
Estimate:  £800 - 1200
Sold for:   £1050
Lot 1850
Oak eight day automata longcase clock, the 12" painted arched dial signed Benjamin Mayne, Kelvedon on the dial beneath a subsidiary seconds dial and calendar aperture, the arch with Adam and Eve automata in the Garden of Eden painted with various animals by the tree with forbidden fruit, the case with long moulded rounded arched door and the hood with a moulded rounded arched pediment, 76" high (two weights, door key, no pendulum)
Estimate:  £600 - 800
Sold for:   £580
Lot 1851
Fine mahogany eight day longcase clock with five pillar movement, the 12" brass arched dial signed William Webster, Exchange Alley, London on a shaped plate to the matted centre with subsidiary seconds dial and calendar aperture, enclosed by a silvered chapter ring and surmounted by a strike/silent dial to the arch, the case with long moulded rounded arched door and the hood surmounted by a rounded moulded arched pediment, 88" high (pendulum, two brass cased weights, winding key and original seat board)
Estimate:  £3000 - 5000
Sold for:   £3000
Lot 1852
Oak thirty hour longcase clock, the 10" square brass dial signed John Welch, Chessen on an arched plate to the matted centre with single iron hand, the case with long moulded door and the hood surmounted by a stepped caddy top over a blind foliate fret carved frieze, 81.5" high (pendulum and weight)

Estimate:  £400 - 600
Sold for:   £360
Lot 1853
Scottish mahogany eight day longcase clock, the 12" silvered arched dial signed James Gray, Edinburgh to the arch of the foliate engraved dial over a subsidiary seconds dial and calendar aperture, the case with long shaped door crossbanded in rosewood and flanked by quarter fluted columns, also the case inlaid to the corners with satinwood quarter paterae, the hood surmounted by a moulded swan neck pediment applied with flowerheads either side of a turned finial, 85" high (pendulum, two weights and winding key)

*The maker of this clock is written up in Old Scottish Clockmakers and a copied extract from this book is sold with the clock
Estimate:  £500 - 750
Sold for:   £480
Lot 1854
Elm eight day longcase clock, the 13" painted arched dial signed W. Rock, Knighton under a calendar aperture and subsidiary seconds dial, the case with long plain door, the hood surmounted by a moulded rounded stepped cornice, 84" high (pendulum and two weights)
Estimate:  £300 - 500
  
Lot 1855
Mahogany thirty hour longcase clock, the 12" rural painted arched dial signed S. Shortman, Newnham to the centre under a calendar aperture, the case inlaid with boxwood lines and with short door flanked by canted sides, the hood surmounted by a moulded swan neck pediment and brass ball and spire finial, 86" high (pendulum and weight)

*The front plate of the movement is stamped S.S. no. 16 1835 and the pendulum is also stamped. This will have been one of the first clocks that Samuel Shortman made at the age of around twenty
Estimate:  £300 - 500
  
Lot 1856
Oak and mahogany crossbanded eight day longcase clock, the 12" painted arched dial with raised centre signed Thomas Wilson, Peterboro, with subsidiary seconds dial and calendar aperture, the case with long rounded arched door inlaid with a central oval conch shell, flanked by fluted canted pilasters, the hood with moulded swan neck pediment and ball and eagle finial, 90" high (pendulum, two weights and keys)

*This clock is sold with a purchase receipt from Richard Barder Antiques dated 24th March 1984 and an insurance valuation of 2400 dated 19th June 1994 from Gerald E. Marsh Antique Clocks Limited

Estimate:  £600 - 900
Sold for:   £520
Lot 1857
Good oak and mahogany crossbanded eight day grandmother clock, the 8" brass arched dial with brass chapter ring enclosing a foliate engraved centre with calendar aperture, the case with long crossbanded and inlaid door, flanked by quarter fluted pillars, the hood surmounted by a swan neck pediment and eagle finial, 73" high (pendulum and two weights)
Estimate:  £650 - 850
Sold for:   £980
Lot 1858
Mahogany eight day longcase clock, the 12" silvered arched dial signed Robert Moxham, Coleford on an engraved foliate ribbon to the centre, with subsidiary seconds dial and calendar aperture, the painted arch with brass rocking ship and inscribed 'The Marlborough', the case with long crossbanded wavy door inlaid with boxwood lines and flanked by quarter fluted columns, the hood surmounted by a moulded swan neck pediment with brass ball and spike finial, 86" high (two weights and pendulum)
Estimate:  £1000 - 1400
Sold for:   £1000
Lot 1859
Early thirty hour longcase clock, the 11" square brass dial signed John May, London on the silvered chapter ring enclosing a matted centre with engraved Tudor rose, the case with long door fitted with a circular lenticle and the hood with a flat stepped cornice over a pierced foliate fretwork frieze, 81" high (pendulum and weight)
Estimate:  £700 - 1000
Sold for:   £750
Lot 1860
Scottish mahogany eight day longcase clock, the 12" brass arched dial signed Jonathan Barr, Port, Glasgow on a silvered boss to the arch over a silvered chapter ring enclosing a foliate engraved centre with subsidiary seconds dial and calendar aperture, the slender case with long moulded door and the hood surmounted by a moulded swan neck pediment, 85" high (pendulum, two weights and winding key)
Estimate:  £700 - 1000
Sold for:   £650
Lot 1861
Mahogany eight day longcase clock with five pillar movement, the 12" square brass dial signed Robert Hodgkin, London on the silvered chapter ring enclosing a matted centre with subsidiary seconds dial, ringed winding holes and calendar aperture, the case with long rounded arched door, the hood surmounted by a broken triangular pediment with brass ball and eagle finial, 84" high (pendulum and two brass cased weights)

Estimate:  £600 - 800
  
Lot 1862
Pine eight day longcase clock, the 13" painted arched dial signed Herbert Davies, Carmarthen to the centre under a calendar aperture and subsidiary seconds dial, the case with long rounded arched door and the hood surmounted by a moulded rounded arched pediment over a blind foliate fret carved frieze, 84" high (pendulum and two weights)
Estimate:  £300 - 500
  
Lot 1863
Cream chinoiserie decorated eight day longcase clock, the 12" brass arched dial with brass chapter ring enclosing a foliate engraved centre with subsidiary seconds and calendar dials, also with moon phase to the arch, the case with long moulded rounded arched door, decorated overall with figures in pagoda landscapes, the hood surmounted by a rounded arched moulded pediment, 85" high (pendulum and two weights)
Estimate:  £600 - 900
  
Lot 1864
English chinoiserie lacquer month going longcase clock with five pillar movement, the 12" square brass dial signed William Hutchins Fecit on the silvered chapter ring enclosing a matted centre with subsidiary seconds dial, dished winding holes and calendar aperture, the case painted overall with wooded pagoda landscapes, with long door fitted with a circular lenticle, the hood with a moulded stepped flat pediment over a pierced foliate carved panel, 88" high (two large brass cased weights and pendulum)
Estimate:  £750 - 1000
Sold for:   £1950
Lot 1865
Scottish oak eight day single weight longcase clock, the 12" circular silvered dial signed Joseph Durward, Edinburgh, the case with long wavy moulded arched door and the hood with blind foliate fret carved spandrels, surmounted by a moulded swan neck pediment and three giltwood flaming urn finials, 87" high (pendulum and weight)
Estimate:  £650 - 850
Sold for:   £850
Lot 1866
Good mahogany eight day longcase clock, the 12" silvered square dial signed Whitehurst & Son, Derby, with subsidiary seconds dial, the case of flame mahogany with rounded arched long door flanked by canted corners and the hood surmounted by a triangular pediment, 82" high (large wooden rod pendulum with calibration nut and pair of original weights indistinctly stamped, possibly IW or 18)

This clock is also sold with the book by Maxwell Craven - John Whitehurst of Derby (Clockmaker & Scientist 1713-88)

*The back of the dial is engraved with the date 1818 and the initials I.W. in a small triangle (for John Whitehurst). The movement has shouldered plates with rounded edges and baluster pillars. The back cock is of typical Whitehurst design
Estimate:  £1500 - 2000
Sold for:   £2700
Lot 1867
Good Dutch Amsterdam walnut marquetry eight day longcase clock, the 12" brass arched dial signed Dirk Van Der Vinoen, Schudam on a silvered convex boss to the arch over a slow/fast lever and silvered chapter ring enclosing a matted centre with subsidiary seconds dial, ringed winding holes and calendar aperture, the floral marquetry case with long door pierced with an oval bronze pierced vase lenticle and the hood surmounted by a rounded arched stepped pediment with 3 figural finials over a pierced foliate fretwork frieze, 110" high (two brass cased weights and pendulum)
Estimate:  £3000 - 5000
  
Lot 1868
Mahogany three train spring driven longcase clock, the movement striking on five tubular bells, the 12" brass arched dial with subsidiary chime/silent and strike/silent dials to the arch, the case with oval bevelled glass door and carved mouldings, the pillared hood surmounted by a swan neck pediment and central ball and spike finial, 30" high (pendulum)
Estimate:  £300 - 500
Sold for:   £300
Lot 1869
Black chinoiserie decorated eight day longcase clock, the 12" brass arched dial signed Wilson, London on a silvered plaque to the matted centre with subsidiary seconds dial and calendar aperture enclosed by a silvered chapter ring, the case with long moulded rounded arched door decorated with figures in pagoda landscapes, the hood surmounted by a flat stepped pediment, 84.5" high (pendulum and two weights)
Estimate:  £800 - 1200
  
Lot 1870
Good Scottish walnut eight day longcase clock, the 13" brass arched dial signed Jas Liddle, Bathgate to the foliate engraved centre with subsidiary seconds and calendar dials, also with strike/silent dial to the arch, the Dutch style case with long wavy beaded door inlaid with boxwood lines and fitted with an ornate gilt metal cast lenticle depicting a lady riding a bull and the hood with wavy moulded arched top over a blind foliate carved fretwork panel, 90" high (pendulum, two weights and key)
Estimate:  £1300 - 1700
Sold for:   £1400
Lot 1871
Mahogany eight day longcase clock, the 12" painted arch dial signed Abraham, Frome, with subsidiary seconds dial and calendar aperture, also with Adam and Eve automata to the arch, the case with long inlaid door and the hood surmounted by a rounded moulded arched pediment, 83.5" high (pendulum, two weights and winding key)
Estimate:  £1200 - 1800
Sold for:   £1100
Lot 1872
Good flame mahogany three train longcase clock, the 11.75" brass arched dial signed Maple & Co. Ltd, London on the silvered chapter ring enclosing a matted centre with subsidiary seconds dial, also with chime/silent dial to the arch, the movement playing on four gongs and striking on another, the case with long crossbanded door and the hood surmounted by a moulded rounded stepped arch, 84" high (pendulum and two weights)
Estimate:  £1200 - 1800
  
Lot 1873
Mahogany eight day longcase clock with five pillar movement, the 12" brass arched dial signed John Ellicott on the gilt chapter ring enclosing a matted centre with subsidiary seconds dial and calendar aperture, also with large strike/silent dial to the arch, the case with long moulded rounded arched door and the hood surmounted by a caddy top with giltwood pierced foliate carved panel and three brass and ball finials, 100" high (pendulum, two brass cased lead weights and keys)
Estimate:  £3000 - 5000
  
Lot 1874
Good walnut eight day longcase clock with five pillar movement, the 12" brass dial signed John Spershott, Gosport on an oval plate to the matted centre with subsidiary seconds dial, ringed winding holes and calendar aperture, the case with long beaded moulded and feather banded door fitted with a circular lenticle and the hood with barley twist pillars and moulded stepped cornice over a pierced foliate fretwork frieze, 89" high (pendulum, two brass cased weights and door key)
Estimate:  £2000 - 3000
  
Lot 1875
Walnut eight day longcase clock with five pillar movement, the 12" brass arched dial signed Dan Quare, London no. 89 to the matted centre, with subsidiary seconds dial and calendar dial to the arch, the case with long crossbanded rounded arched door and the hood surmounted by a stepped caddy top surmounted by three finials (missing) over blind foliate fretwork carved panels, 100" high (pendulum, door key, no weights or hood finials)
Estimate:  £2500 - 4000
Sold for:   £3400
Lot 1876
Mahogany eight day longcase clock, the 12" silvered arched dial signed Benjamin Brock, Bristol within a foliate border to the centre, with subsidiary seconds dial and calendar aperture, also with moon phase and high water at Bristol Quay register to the arch, the case with long moulded arched door and the hood surmounted by a rounded stepped cornice over a blind foliate fret carved panel, 90" high (pendulum and two weights)
Estimate:  £800 - 1200
Sold for:   £800
Lot 1877
German oak floor standing eight day regulator clock, the 9" white dial with subsidiary seconds dial, within an architectural glazed case supported upon a fluted pillared breakfront panelled pedestal and surmounted by a moulded Gothic arched cornice with carved anthemion, 96" high (large pendulum with wooden rod and two brass cased weights)
Estimate:  £600 - 900
Sold for:   £920
Lot 1878
Fine and rare English mahogany regulator longcase clock, the 13" silvered dial signed George Stephenson, Warminster with rare calendar chapter ring enclosing subsidiary seconds and hour dials, the substantial six pillar movement with deadbeat escapement and maintaining power, the case with long glazed door and applied overall with foliate carvings, the hood surmounted by a flat moulded cornice surmounted by a pierced foliate carving, 84" high (mercury pendulum, brass cased weight and keys)
Estimate:  £5000 - 8000
Sold for:   £6800
Lot 2001
Bronzed cartel style case with aperture for a 5" circular dial, pierced and cast overall with scrolling foliage, 19" high (at fault)
Estimate:  £20 - 40
Sold for:   £5
Lot 2002
Russian submarine empty alloy wall clock case with aperture for a 6.5" dial, fixed to a wooden rectangular board with brass inlaid corners
Estimate:  £20 - 40
Sold for:   £20
Lot 2003
Single fusee movement with unusual anchor type escapement, the back plate signed J.W. Benson, Ludgate Hill, London no. 10209 (pendulum, hands and key)
Estimate:  £60 - 90
Sold for:   £95
Lot 2004
Six old clock movements (most with pendulums) (6)
Estimate:  £80 - 120
Sold for:   £120
Lot 2005
Small quantity of various size bezels; also an Irod walnut cased three train Art Deco mantel clock
Estimate:  £40 - 80
Sold for:   £15
Lot 2006
Eleven various wooden chronometer guard cases, also an old brass and copper cased marine compass (at fault) (12)
Estimate:  £40 - 80
Sold for:   £140
Lot 2007
Kinetic display (rolling ball) clock in original box and packing; also a Rhythm alarm/calendar clock within a Bakelite case (2)
Estimate:  £30 - 60
Sold for:   £60
Lot 2008
Mahogany kitchen wall alarm clock striking on two bells, 14" high overall; also a box of various clock movements and parts etc
Estimate:  £30 - 60
Sold for:   £45
Lot 2009
Large quantity of various contemporary boxed alarm clocks (over twenty-five)
Estimate:  £25 - 50
Sold for:   £25
Lot 2010
Very large quantity of mainly old German clock movements (in three boxes)
Estimate:  £50 - 100
  
Lot 2011
Very large quantity of old German clock movements (in twelve plastic tubs)
Estimate:  £50 - 100
  
Lot 2012
Various mantel clock cases including two black slate, porcelain, spelter and eleven various small, mainly wooden mantel clock cases
Estimate:  £40 - 80
Sold for:   £20
Lot 2013
Interesting early Black Forest cuckoo clock case, 22" high; also five contemporary Black Forest clocks and some older part clocks
Estimate:  £80 - 150
Sold for:   £1300
Lot 2014
Collection of various Viennese, Black Forest and other clock weights (over twenty)
Estimate:  £40 - 80
Sold for:   £70