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2129/19: A very fine and quite early French CARRIAGE CLOCK of desirable small size by Drocourt. The superb case is of 'gorge' design, engraved all over, whilst the eight day movement, which retains its original platform lever escapement, strikes hours and half-hours on a bell, repeating hours at will, with a separate working alarm train. Good enamel dials with a finely engraved mask. Perfect working order. *Although not signed, there are a number of features that point towards Drocourt as the maker. In particular, the style of the engraved word "Hands" and the twin locating holes beneath the platform escapement. 4.75ins high. c.1865

Carriage, clock, Drocourt, gorge

£2150

2123/19: A very good quality early/mid 19th century two-train fusee WALL CLOCK in perfect working order. The mahogany case is of conventional design with its narrow solid frame; cast brass bezel and convex glass. The very fine movement has twin trains, both chain-driven fusee, striking hours on a bell. The good convex dial retains its original paintwork and is signed: T. Lake Taunton. Perfect working order and guaranteed for at least two years. *Thomas Lake worked in Taunton from 1793, based in East Street from 1822 and signed his work "& Son" (as here) from 1839 until 1852. c.1835

clock, fusee, Striking, Wall

£1450

2122/19: A good French CARRIAGE CLOCK by the famous maker:
 Henri JACOT and signed with his trademark on the back of the movement. Within its good “Corniche” case, the 8-day movement strikes hours and half-hours on a gong, and repeats hours at will. Good enamel dial and fitted with its original lever platform escapement. Complete with original numbered key and numbered leather travelling case. *Henri Jacot was one of the finest makers of Carriage Clocks in the second half of the 19th century. A "jacot" is a parrot or "pretty polly"; his trademark is a parrot on a stand between the initials "H" and "J". c.1880

Carriage, clock, French, Jacot

£1350

2120/19: A truly remarkable and rare late 19th century “Boulle” Gentleman’s ten-piece DESK SET in wonderful condition. All ten items are of the finest quality, with brass scrollwork inlaid into tortoiseshell and rosewood. The set comprises: 8-day CLOCK in full working order; large FOLDER for letters etc; a pretty mahogany-backed PHOTO-FRAME; a second PHOTO-FRAME (or calendar); pair of CANDLESTICKS; charming MATCHBOX HOLDER; circular PIN or ASHTRAY; smaller FOLDER for letters; diary etc. and the large Boulle INKSTAND with 2 inkwells; pen tray and central hinged box (for stamps?). The Desk Stand: 14 x 10ins; The photo-frame: 7 x 5ins. *Some pieces are signed: "Vickery" of Regent Street, London, who were retailers of the finest quality. Priced for all ten items... c.1900

boulle, clock, desk, object

£4650

2109/19: A good early/mid 19th century mahogany WALL CLOCK in full working order. The mahogany case features a narrow surround with curved door to the base and cast brass bezel with convex glass. The eight-day fusee movement features shaped plates and is complete with its original pendulum. The convex dial is also original and signed by the maker or retailer: Archard of Yarmouth. The dial: 12ins diameter. c.1830

8day, clock, Regency, Wall

£1275

2107/19: A very good two-day MARINE CHRONOMETER in perfect working order within its original and complete rosewood 3-tier case. This fine chronometer, within gymbals, is of traditional 54-hour duration with subsidiary dials for both seconds and state of the winding with gold hour and minute hands. The movement features spring detente escapement and “Harrisons” maintaining power, whilst the silvered dial is engraved with the maker "(H.G. Blair of Cardiff, makers to the Admiralty") and the number 2155. The case retains various interesting bone and paper labels referring to the makers. (7x7x7.5ins overall) c.1900

chronometer, clock, marine, ship

£3450

2103/19: A pretty late 19th century French CARRIAGE CLOCK of small size and in perfect working order. Within its "Corniche" case, with bevelled glass panels to all sides, the 8-day movement strikes hours and half-hours on a gong and repeats hours at will. It retains its original platform escapement and features a separate alarm train ~ also fully working. The enamel dial is perfect and is signed: Golay Fils & Stahl of Geneva, who won medals for Carriage Clocks in Paris and London. Numbered 2472 and complete with its original numbered winding key. c.1880

8day, Carriage, clock, Repeater

£985

2099/19: An impressive and fine quality early/mid-19th century French ormolu and white marble MANTEL CLOCK in perfect working order. The case features a beautiful ormolu (gilded bronze) classical figure with further ormolu mounts to the "flaming urn" to one side and to the base. The eight-day movement, which strikes hours and half-hours on a bell, features silk suspension and outside count-wheel. Perfect working order and guaranteed for at least two years. Dimensions: 15.5ins high; 12ins wide; 7.5ins deep. (39x30.5x19cms) c.1830

clock, French, mantel, Ormolu

£1950

2089/19: A rather special two-day MARINE CHRONOMETER by the famous maker M.J. Dent, within its original coromandel-wood 3-tier case. This chronometer, within gymbals, is of traditional 54-hour duration with subsidiary dials for seconds and state of the winding whilst both hour & minute hands are of gold. The movement, which is in perfect working order, features spring detente escapement and “Harrisons” maintaining power. The silvered dial is engraved with the maker and number (29479) indicating a date of c1875. Complete with original winding key. *Marine chronometers by Dent are rare, particularly in coromandel-wood cases... c.1875

chronometer, clock, Dent, marine

£3950

2088/19: A fine 18th century mahogany BRACKET CLOCK of compact size and in good original condition. The case is typically George III, with its “bell” top; set of four cast brass ‘pineapple’ finials and cast carrying handle. To the sides are twin ormolu panels cast with cherubs whilst the front door features similar ormolu spandrels. The 8-day movement, with engraved backplate retains its original verge escapement striking and repeating hours on a bell, whilst the good dial has Strike/Silent control in the arch and a third gilded hand, to show the date. Signed: John Taylor to the cartouche below “XII”. 18ins high. *John Taylor worked at 41, Upper Moorfields, from 1784 until 1788. c.1785

bracket, clock, London, verge

£5650

2069/19: Edward Cooper, LONDON: a very fine and original 18th century mahogany LONGCASE CLOCK in full working order. The stunning case has a ‘pagoda’ pediment; brass-inlaid columns to the hood and trunk and a long door. The base features a separate “flame”mahogany panel to the front and moulded double plinths. The 8-day movement strikes hours on a bell whilst the good dial features engraved and silvered chapter-rings; “Strike/Silent” control in the arch; subsidiary seconds dial and date aperture. Signed by the maker to the engraved plate. A superb quality 18th century London Longcase Clock c.1770

8day, clock, London, longase

£4650

2056/19: A very high quality and attractive French ormolu MANTEL CLOCK. The case is typically French with its rococo styled finial; latticework sides and scrolled feet and is of the very finest ormolu (gilded bronze) which retains its fine original gilding. The eight-day timepiece movement is in perfect working order, whilst the gilded dial is also in mint order and the blued steel ‘Breguet’ hands are totally original. 12ins high;7ins wide; 4ins deep. (30.5x17.75x10cms) The weight for its size, and the fine quality of this clock is amazing! c.1865

clock, French, mantel, Ormolu

£1350

2051/19: Auguste Margaine: a good quality late 19th century French CARRIAGE CLOCK in perfect condition. The "Corniche" case features bevelled glass panels to all four sides and an oval bevelled glass panel to the top with the unusual feature of the owners initials engraved to the underside. The 8-day movement, retaining its original platform lever escapement, strikes hours and half-hours on a gong, and repeats the hours at will. Perfect enamel dial and original 'breguet' blued steel moon hands. Makers Trademark (a "beehive" clock flanked by the initials "A & M") is found on the backplate. 6.5ins high. c.1890

Carriage, clock, Margaine, Repeater

£1150

2034/19: An impressive and very good quality French "Four-Glass" MANTLE CLOCK in full working order. The substantial cast brass case is of "Gorge" design, with large bevelled glass doors to front and back and a shaped plinth base. The 8-day movement strikes hours and half-hours on a bell, with visible escapement to the front of the two-piece enamel dial which is in perfect condition. Original bi-metallic pendulum which adjusts for pressure conditions. The movement is signed for Marti & Cie, of Paris. 14.5ins high; 8.5ins wide; 6.5ins deep (37 x 21.5 x 16.5cms) c.1865

clock, FourGlass, French, mantel

£1250

2031/19: An exceptional 18th century verge BRACKET CLOCK in remarkably good original condition. The ebonised case with its upper carrying handle, features cast ormolu caryatids to the canted corners, and a gilded slip frame to the front door. The 8-day movement retains its original verge escapement with a finely engraved backplate (numbered 518), striking hours on a bell & repeating the hours at will. The fine dial with ornate spandrels, has "Strike/Silent" to the arch and the date above "VI", whilst the centre is finely engraved with a scene and a signature. 19ins high. *A beautiful 250-year-old bracket clock in perfect working order. c.1770

18thcentury, bracket, clock, verge

£5950

2009/19: An impressive and very original BRACKET CLOCK by Edward Howard of London. The case is ebonised with a cast brass handle to the “bell” top; ornate spandrels; fish-scale frets to the side panels and original ebonised feet. The 8-day movement retains its original “verge” escapement, striking hours on a bell, whilst the dial is engraved and silvered, with ornate scrollwork to the four corners. Original blued steel hands; Strike/Silent control to the arch and date aperture above “VI”. Full working order and guaranteed at least two years. *Edward HOWARD is recorded working in Kirby Street, London from 1780-1805 c.1790

18thcentury, bracket, clock, verge

£4250

2006/19: A late 19th century French CARRIAGE CLOCK with an interesting provenance. The "Corniche" case features a military inscription dated 1889 and was sold by Maple & Co., with offices in Bombay and Poona ~ to supply British Officers with essential luxuries! The eight-day movement strikes hours and half-hours on a gong, repeating hours at will, with a separate alarm train and it retains its original platform lever escapement. Good enamel dial; original blued steel Breguet “moon” hands. Guaranteed at least two years. c.1890

Carriage, clock, French, Repeater

£875

1992/19: A good quality French CARRIAGE CLOCK by the famous maker: Alfred Drocourt. The case is of "Gorge" design with a large bevelled glass panel to the top, whilst the eight-day movement, which retains its original platform lever escapement, strikes hours and half hours on a gong, repeating hours at will, via the push button on top. The white enamel dial is perfect as are the original blued steel spade hands. 6.5ins high (handle up). c.1880

Carriage, clock, Drocourt, Repeater

£1250

1984/19: A fine quality and original George III mahogany BRACKET CLOCK from the third quarter of the 18th century. The case of "bell-top" design features a brass carrying handle to the top; pierced fretwork corners to the front door and original mahogany feet. The 8-day movement, with a finely engraved backplate, retains its original verge escapement, striking hours on a bell and repeating hours at will. The dial is very fine, with cast spandrels; original blued steel hands; date aperture above "VI" and "Strike/ Silent" control in the arch. Engraved signature to the shaped cartouche: John Rapton LONDON. 18ins high (excl handle). c.1770

bracket, clock, London, verge

£5750

1969/19: An impressive and fine quality mid-19th century French Second Empire period MANTEL CLOCK in perfect working order. The "portico" style case is of satin birch embellished with ormolu mounts and ormolu capitals to the four columns. The eight-day movement strikes hours and half-hours on a bell via the outside countwheel, whilst the original bi-metallic "grid-iron" pendulum is of finely cast ormolu, as is the good gilded dial and dial surround. Signed Ghresbright of Brussels. 19.25ins high; 5.25ins deep. c.1860

clock, French, mantel, Ormolu

£975

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

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

£1150

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

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

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