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1649/18: THOMAS SIMSON of HERTFORD: a good quality late 18th century mahogany LONGCASE CLOCK in fine condition and in perfect working order. Typical of good London "provincial clocks of the period, the splendid case has brass-inlaid columns to the hood and trunk; long trunk door and panelled base with double plinth. The 8-day movement strikes hours on a bell with "Strike/Silent" control in the arch and date wheel. 84ins (213cms) high. *Thomas Simson was apprenticed in 1766 and worked in Hertford from 1775-1795. c.1780

18thcentury, clock, longase, mahogany

£3650

1646/18: An attractive late 19th century walnut "GRANDMOTHER" LONGCASE CLOCK in full working order. The walnut case features columns either side of the hood; long arched-top trunk door incorporating finely-figured veneers and a panelled base with solid ogee feet. The 8-day movement is weight-driven and strikes hours on a bell, whilst the engraved dial, with its silvered chapter-ring, features a "rolling moon" in the arch ~ an unusual feature for a longcase clock of this size. 73ins high; 15ins wide; 8.5ins deep. (185 x 38 x 21.5cms) c.1890

clock, Grandmother, longase, walnut

£1950

1642/18: M. Read; Aylsham: an impressive early 19th century mahogany 'NORFOLK' WALL CLOCK in perfect working order. Typical of large wall clocks to be found in East Anglia, the case is of well-figured mahogany; crossbanded to the long trunk door and with a reeded solid rosewood surround to the dial. The 8-day weight-driven movement has a long pendulum, and its original painted convex dial. 50ins high' 8ins deep; the dial 15ins diameter. (126 x 20.5 x 38cms). *Mark Read worked as a clockmaker in Aylsham (Norfolk) from 1800-1822, together with brother Matthew, who was apprecticed in 1770 and died in 1826. c.1800

clock, Norfolk, Wall

£1650

1643/18: A fine and impressive mid-19th century French CARRIAGE CLOCK in perfect working order. The case is of "gorge" design, with engraved decoration; ribbed handle and large bevelled glass to the top. The 8-day movement strikes hours and half-hours on a bell, repeating hours at will and it retains its original lever platform escapement engraved with the Soldano "JS" trademark. The enamel dial, with its gilt mask, is original and in fine condition as are the blued steel Breguet "moon" hands. 6.25ins (handle up); 3.5ins wide; 3.25 ins deep. (16.5 x 9 x 8.25cms) c.1860

Carriage, clock, Repeater, Soldano

£1385

1629/18: JOHN BELL, BATH: a good quality mid-19th century mahogany REGULATOR longcase CLOCK in full working order. The case is typical with Regency influences to the hood pediment; glazed trunk door and double plinth base. The 8-day movement has thick plates; maintaining power; deadbeat escapement; a wood-rod pendulum with precision adjustment and an engraved silvered regulator dial with separate dials for seconds and hours. 84ins high; 21ins wide; 9ins deep (213 x 53 x 23cms)*John Bell, son of a boot & shoe maker, was born in 1825 and died in 1882. Astonishingly he set up shop for 10 years at No. 3 Quiet Street Bath! c.1860

Bath, clock, longase, regulator

£3950

1621/18: HENRI JACOT: a fine late 19th century French CARRIAGE CLOCK by this famous maker. The case is of the best quality "gorge" design, with its ribbed handle and large square bevelled glass through which to view the original platform lever escapement. The 8-day movement strikes hours and half-hours on a gong and repeats hours at will. Fine enamel dial; original blued steel 'spade' hands and in perfect working order. Signed to the backplate. 6.5ins high (handle up); 3.5ins wide; 3ins deep. (16.5 x 9 x 7.5cms) *A "jacot" is French for a parrot or "pretty polly" ~ hence Henri Jacot's trademark of the initials H and J either side of a parrot on a stand. c.1880

Carriage, clock, Jacot, Repeater

£1150

1620/18: Watson, London: a pretty mid-19th century fusee WALL CLOCK of small size and in perfect working order. The eight-day chain-driven fusee movement retains its original enamel-painted 10-inch dial; blued steel hands and pendulum whilst the case is of mahogany with a curved lower access door and cast brass bezel. Behind the dial is an inscription relating to the maker, Watson. 12.5ins wide overall; the dial 10ins diameter; 6ins deep. (32 x 25.5 x 15cms) *In the book "Watchmakers & Clockmakers of the World" by Loomes, Watson is recorded working at 25 North Audley St., London circa 1859. c.1860

clock, fusee, London, Wall

£1150

1618/18: A fine late Victorian/Edwardian MARINE CHRONOMETER in full working order, by Asmus Johanneson of London. The good three-tier mahogany case is bound in brass, with recessed brass side handles. It opens to reveal the 56-hour movement set within gymbals, with locking lever and original ratcheted winding key. The engraved & silvered dial is signed, and features a seconds dial and an "Up-and-Down" dial below "XII". Guaranteed at least two years. * Danish born Asmus Johanneson was head of the London firm (based at 149 The Minories) which had a fine reputation for chronometers, supplying the Admiralty with them from 1890-1910. c.1900

chronometer, clock, marine, ship

£2950

1616/18: A good quality late 19th century French CARRIAGE CLOCK of pretty oval form. The case is of high quality, with its four bowed and bevelled glass panels and with an oval glass panel to the top below the shaped cast brass handle. The 8-day movement, which retains its original platform lever escapement, strikes hours and half-hours on a gong. The enamel dial is perfect, and original as are the blued steel 'spade' hands. Full working order and guaranteed at least two years. 7.5ins high (handle up); 4.5ins wide; 3.75ins deep. (19 x 11.5 x 9.5cms) c.1880

Carriage, clock, French, oval

£1150

1585/17: Henri Jacot: a fine late 19th century French CARRIAGE CLOCK in perfect working order. The high quality "gorge" case (considered to be the best 'standard' design) features the traditional ribbed handle and large square bevelled glass to the top, whilst the 8-day movement strikes hours and half-hours on a gong, repeating the hours at will. It retains its original platform lever escapement; blued steel 'spade' hands and enamel dial in perfect condition. 5.5ins high (handle down) 7ins high (handle up). c.1880

Carriage, clock, French, Repeater

£1450

1581/17: A pretty mid-19th century French ormolu and porcelain-mounted MANTLE CLOCK in full working order. The case is of gilt bronze, surmounted by a finial of a vase of flowers and mounted with fine porcelain panels to the front and both sides. The scene to the front depicts a hunting party beside a lake, with rural woodland scenes to the side panels. The 8-day movement strikes hours and half-hours on a bell and is signed "R&C (Richard & Cie) Paris and London. 10.25ins high (excl the finial) 6.5ins wide; 4.25 ins deep. (26 x 16.5 x 10.8cms) c.1860

clock, French, mantle, Ormolu

£1350

1529/17: John Smitheys of LONDON: a good quality and original 18th century verge BRACKET CLOCK in perfect working order. The case is ebonised with cast brass upper carrying handle; pineapple finials; arched front door with spandrels and ebonised bracket feet. The 8-day movement retains its original verge movement, striking hours on a bell, whilst the good dial has "Strike/Silent" control in the arch; engraved and silvered chapter-rings and date aperture above "VI". c.1770

18thcentury, bracket, clock, verge

£4350

1527/17: A pretty and good quality mid-19th century French ORMOLU MANTLE CLOCK in perfect working order. The case is of finest ormolu (gilded bronze) featuring scrolls and leaves in its asymmetrical style and an integral ormolu base. The eight-day movement signed for DENT a Paris, strikes hours and half-hours on a bell. It features silk suspension; a fine enamel dial and the original blued steel 'Breguet moon' hands. 13.5 ins high; 9 ins wide and 4.5ins deep (35 x 23 x 11 cms) c.1850

clock, French, mantle, Ormolu

£1450

1514/17: A good quality and quite small late 19th century BRACKET CLOCK in perfect working order. The case is ebonised with its cast brass carrying handle; gilt brass bezel to the front door and solid brass ogee bracket feet. The 8-day movement strikes hours and quarters (Westminster) on five gongs, whilst the dial features a subsidiary "Strike/Silent" dial and a further dial for through-the-dial pendulum adjustment. 14.5ins high; 10ins wide; 7.5ins deep (37 x 25.5 x 19cms) c.1885

bracket, chiming, clock, Victorian

£1350

1504/17: A fine quality late 19th century French CARRIAGE CLOCK in full working order. The case is of "Gorge" design, with bevelled glass panels to all sides and a large bevelled glass panel to the top. The eight-day movement strikes hours and half-hours on a gong, and retains its original lever platform escapement. It also features a third Alarm "train", whilst the good enamel dial is in perfect condition and includes the smaller alarm dial. Signed to the movement "G.L." (maker not known, possibly Lepaute or Lepine, both of which are recorded). Guaranteed at least 2 years. 6ins high. c.1880

Carriage, clock, French, gorge

£850

1471/17: JULLION of BRENTFORD (ESSEX): a lovely late 18th century BRACKET CLOCK in perfect working order. Unusually for a clock of this period, the original case is of finest burr walnut, with cast brass carrying handle; gilt spandrels to the front door; original escutcheon and walnut feet. The 8-day movement retains its original anchor escapement, striking & repeating hours on a bell, with silvered dial and date aperture above "VI". 20ins high; 11ins wide (51x28cms) *John Jullion & Son worked together in New Brentford from circa 1762 though given the date of this clock, it was almost certainly made by son John alone. c.1790

bracket, clock, walnut

£5450

1457/17: An handsome and impressive mid/late Victorian oak STICK BAROMETER in full working order. By James Gargory of Birmingham, this good barometer is typical of the "high" Victorian period with its large mercury column; heavily carved finial and similarly carved cistern cover. It is signed to the glazed register plates and features a long thermometer to the trunk and original bone keys. 40ins (102cms) high overall. *James GARGORY worked at Nos 4/5 Bull Street, Birmingham 1835-1860. See Goodison page 324 c.1860

barometer, clock, oak, stick

£975

1450/17: A pretty and very useful mid 19th century rosewood WINE TABLE. The unusual top, with its 'scalloped' edges, is veneered in finely-figured Brazilian rosewood and is supported on a solid rosewood column, itself carved with lappets, leading to well-carved cabriole legs and scrolled feet. A pretty table, measuring 20ins diameter and 28.5ins high. (51 x 72cms) c.1845

18thcentury, bracket, clock, furniture, side, Table, verge, wine

£785

1424/17: Ernest OEHME, VIENNA: a most elegant and fine quality Grand Sonnerie VIENNA REGULATOR in perfect working order. The slender case is veneered in pale figured rosewood with boxwood edging and features a carved pediment; glazed sides and glazed front door. The 8-day triple-weight movement strikes hours and quarters on two gongs every quarter, with its original steel-rod pendulum and enamel dial signed by the maker. Fine and original blued steel hands. 43 x 12 x 6ins (109 x 30.5 x 15cms) * We can find no Ernest Oehme, clockmaker, though a very famous German romantic painter (1797-1855) goes by the same name. c.1830

clock, regulator, Vienna, Wall

£2150

1415/17: A very fine quality mid-19th century French ORMOLU MANTLE CLOCK of compact size and in perfect working order. The case is of finest quality ormolu (gilded bronze) complete with finial of flowers and integral ormolu base. The 8-day silk-suspension movement strikes hours and half-hours on a bell and retains its original silvered dial and blued-steel hands. A delightful (and heavy quality) clock. 12ins high; 8.5ins wide; 4.25ins deep (30.5 x 21.5 x 10.8cms) c.1845

clock, French, mantle, Ormolu

£1650

1384/17: A pretty and small mid-19th century English FOUR-GLASS CLOCK in perfect working order. The case is of polished honey-colour oak, with bevelled glass panels to the sides and top, whilst the 8-day movement is chain-fusee driven. Engraved and silvered dial; original blued steel hands; original pendulum and pendulum retaining knob. Guaranteed for at least two years. 9.5ins high; 7.5ins wide; 5.5ins deep (24 x 19 x 12.25cms) c.1835

clock, English, Library, mantel

£1850

1330/16: ANONYMOUS: a handsome mid-19th century rosewood (Railway) MANTLE TIMEPIECE of "Four-Glass" type in perfect working order. The well-figured rosewood case is fitted with Gothic brass fretwork panels to the sides and is supported on compressed bun feet below the 'cushion' shaped base. The 8-day fusee movement, complete with original pendulum retains its good engraved and silvered dial together with "Breguet" moon hands. Unsigned but with a plaque underneath: "GWR 97" which refers to it once having been the property of the Great Western Railway. 14ins ( 35.5cms) high. c.1840

18thcentury, bracket, clock, mantle, railway, rosewood, verge

£1950

1166/16: FRANCIS SHUTTLEWORTH: a charming and unusual early 19th century Regency period TIMEPIECE. The pretty "Balloon" shaped case is of papier mache finely decorated with gilding to the front, sides and top, with musical trophies below the dial and flowers to the shaped base. The four-pillar single fusee movement with partially engraved backplate, retains its original pendulum; fine ormolu hands and perfect enamel dial signed: "Shuttleworth, Duke Street, Piccadilly". Guaranteed for at least 2 years. 15ins high; 9.5ins wide; 6ins deep. (38 x 24 x 15cms) *Francis Shuttleworth is recorded working in Duke Street, Piccadilly (LONDON) from 1805-1815. c.1810

clock, English, Regency, timepiece

£1350

1149/16: HOWARD of HITCHIN (Herts): an attractive and good quality mid-Victorian WALL CLOCK in perfect working order. The case is of mahogany, but unusually it is veneered in quartered oak of good warm "honey" colour. The 8-day movement is fusee driven with original pendulum; painted dial; blued steel hands and cast brass bezel. *J.G.Howard is recorded working in Hitchin "...mid-19th century..." see Loomes page 394. c.1860

8day, clock, fusee, Wall

£895