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1967/19: DENT: a small and very fine quality English "Four-Glass" MANTEL CLOCK in immaculate condition. The pretty case is of satinwood, with bevelled glass panels to the sides and top, is supported on adjustable cast brass bun feet. The 8-day chain-driven fusee movement is complete with its fine precision pendulum, whilst the silvered and engraved dial sits within an inner gilded 'slip' frame. The blued steel "poker" hands are original as is the brass winding key. 9ins high (maximum) *Edward John Dent (1790-1853) a very famous clockmaker, earned the Royal Warrant in 1841 and was awarded the contract to make the clock in Big Ben in 1852. c.1850

clock, Dent, FourGlass, satinwood


1960/19: HENRI JACOT: an excellent quality French CARRIAGE CLOCK by this famous maker dating from the beginning of the 3rd quarter of the 19th century. The fine case retains its original 'mercury' gilding with a perfect enamel dial and pretty engraved and gilded mask. The 8-day movement strikes hours and half-hours on a gong and repeats hours at will, whilst retaining its fine original platform lever escapement. Numbered both on the original leather travelling case and on the clock itself. Perfect working order. 7.5ins (19cms) high, handle up. Lovely! *With a relatively early number (2813) this clock is not signed with the iconic "HJ" (with parrot between) trademark, but it IS fully signed inside. See image above of the stamp on the back of the dialplate. c.1865

Carriage, clock, Jacot, Repeater


1957/19: A fine quality and most decorative mid-late 19th century FRENCH MANTLE CLOCK of “mystery” type, with a bi-metallic grid pendulum fitted with a circle of paste diamonds that swings back-and-forth around the dial. The case is of “lyre” shape in royal blue porcelain surmounted by an ormolu sunburst and embellished with ornate ormolu mounts, with an oval porcelain base similarly mounted and raised on matching feet. The eight-day movement strikes hours and half hours on a bell; the fine convex enamel dial is perfect as are the ornate ormolu hands. 14ins (35.5cms) high. 6ins (15cms) wide; just 3ins (7.5cms) deep. c.1880

clock, French, mantle, mystery


1955/19: A most impressive mid/late 19th century French ormolu MANTLE CLOCK in fine condition and in perfect working order. The superb case is of finest quality ormolu (gilt bronze) retaining its original gilding, and is surmounted with a "Sevres" style porcelain urn and mounted with various matching porcelain panels. The eight-day movement strikes hours and half-hours on a bell whilst the dial is also of matching handpainted porcelain, retaining its original gilded 'spade' hands. All the panels are perfect and the gilding bright and original. 16ins (40.5cms) high; 11ins (28cms) wide and 6ins (15cms) deep front-to-back. c.1860

clock, French, Ormolu, Sevres


1953/19: An elegant and charming mid-19th century FRENCH MANTLE CLOCK in full working order. The case is of urn shape fashioned from Italian Carrera marble, with four ormolu finials and surmounted by an ormolu planetarium. To the sides are ormolu ram’s head handles and it is raised upon a similarly mounted black marble base with gilt feet. The eight-day movement strikes hours and half-hours on a bell, via the outside countwheel, and it is complete with its original decorative pendulum. The fine enamel dial is perfect as are the cast and engraved ormolu hands which are particularly fine. 17ins (43cms) high overall. c.1860

clock, French, mantle, marble


1950/19: HENRI JACOT: a fine quality late 19th century French CARRIAGE CLOCK in lovely original condition and in full working order. The case is of "Gorge" design (the finest quality and most expensive 'standard' case) with its ribbed handle and large bevelled glass top, whilst the eight-day movement strikes hours and half-hours on a gong, repeating hours at will. Original lever platform escapement; signed with the "HJ" trademark and complete with its original numbered leather travelling case. *The clock and case are both numbered 8688, indicating this was made by the highly regarded Jacot manufactory in the 1870's. c.1870

Carriage, clock, gorge, Jacot


1939/19: A fine and large Giant "Grande Sonnerie" French CARRIAGE CLOCK in full working order. Contained in its quality gilded cast brass case, this good clock is totally original and retains its original lever platform escapement. The 8-day movement strikes hours and quarters on two gongs, with a lever to the base for "Grande Sonnerie"; "Quarters" and "Silent". The gilt- masked enamel dial is perfect as is the smaller subsidiary dial for the alarm function. Full working order; guaranteed for at least two years and complete with its original outer leather travelling case. c.1880

Carriage, clock, FourGlass, Sonnerie


1914/18: A good quality early 19th century Regency period WALL CLOCK in perfect working order. Of typical Regency octagonal shape, the rosewood veneered case is inlaid with panels of brass scrollwork, whilst the fusee movement is of eight-day duration and retains its original brass pendulum. The convex dial is original as is the convex glass which is set within its cast brass bezel. Signbed: John Parks of Prescott. 15ins wide; 6ins deep. (38 x 15cms) *Jonathan Parks of Prescott (Lancs) is recorded as working their from 1819-1824. c.1820

brass, clock, Regency, Wall


1888/18: Thomas Noble, BATH: a handsome early /mid 19th century drop dial WALL CLOCK in full working order. The mahogany case has a narrow dial surround, with a well-figured "cushion-based" trunk veneered in finely figured "flame" mahogany flanked by carved 'ears'. The eight-day fusee movement has shaped plates and the original long pendulum, whilst the 13-inch diameter convex dial is original as are the blued steel hands, with the convex front door glass contained within its cast brass bezel. Guaranteed (as are all our clocks) for at least two years. 25ins deep; 15.5ins wide;6.5ins deep. (63.5x39x16.5cms) c.1830

Bath, clock, Regency, Wall


1886/18: A very fine late Victorian three-train chiming BRACKET CLOCK by Lund & Blockley of London. The case is (unusually) of finely-figured coromandel wood with an arched top and canted corners; the superb 8-day movement strikes hours on a gong; quarters on a nest of 8 bells and repeats both hours and quarters via a pull cord. The engraved & silvered dial has twin subsidiary dials: for "Strike/Silent" control and through-the-dial timekeeping adjustment. 19.5ins (49.5cms) tall. *Lund & Blockley was a partnership of two London clockmakers who worked in Pall Mall from 1875-1905. They made clocks for Queen Victoria. c.1875

bracket, clock, coromandel, Lund


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


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


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


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


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