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A late 19th/early 20th century lacquered brass carriage timepiece with eight day movement, the circular dial with blue Arabic hour numerals within a finely pierced and engraved twin bird and foliate scroll surround, the glazed case with roundel bands to swing handle and upright borders and laurel bands to horizontal borders, on turned feet, top of case with engraved Ventnor Golf Club presentation inscription, height 15.2cm.
Hammer price: £85
A late 20th century gilt brass oval cased carriage timepiece with eight day movement, the white enamel dial with Roman hour numerals and inscribed 'Matthew Norman', the glazed case with swing handle, on a plinth base, height 14.5cm.
Hammer price: £55
An early 20th century brass cased carriage timepiece with eight day movement, the chapter ring with Arabic hour numerals within a matt gilt surround, the glazed case with swing handle, height 14cm.
Hammer price: £50
An early 20th century brass cased carriage alarm clock with eight day movement striking on a gong, the white enamelled dial with black Roman hour numerals above a subsidiary alarm dial, the case with reeded swing handle above corner columns and bevelled glass panels, on a plinth base and bracket feet, height 16.8cm.
Hammer price: £100
A late 19th century French lacquered brass oval cased carriage clock by Drocourt, with eight day movement striking hours and half hours and repeating on a gong, the backplate with stamped maker's mark and numbered '10217', the circular enamelled dial with black Roman hour numerals and outer Arabic minutes, within a matt gilt surround, the oval case with swing handle and bevelled glass panels, height 17.7cm.
Hammer price: £350
A late 19th century French gilt metal and blue glazed porcelain mantel timepiece with platform escapement, the circular enamel dial with black Arabic hour numerals and flower festoons, the circular case with gilt metal lion mask handles and foliate scroll base, height 14.2cm (case cracked), together with an ebonized stand with inset micromosaic panel, length 11.5cm.
Hammer price: £45
A late 19th century lacquered brass novelty desk timepiece and matching barometer, each in the form of a horseshoe with blue enamelled decoration, height 9.8cm (some faults).
Hammer price: £90
An early 20th century brown patinated bronze and onyx watch stand, modelled as an eagle perched upon an onyx pedestal, height 16.7cm, the eagle's beak supporting a keyless wind silvered brass and magnified glass bullseye timepiece, diameter 4.5cm.
Hammer price: £150
A mid-19th century French Great Exhibition engraved brass skeleton timepiece, the eight day single barrel movement with silk suspension, the circular enamelled chapter ring with black Roman hour numerals, the 'Y' frame engraved with foliate scrolls, on an ebonized oval base with glass dome, total height 25cm, with pendulum and winding key.
Hammer price: £170
An Edwardian mahogany balloon cased mantel clock with eight day movement striking on a gong, the backplate with Richard & Cie stamped maker's mark, the enamelled dial with Roman hour numerals, the case with oval paterae and line inlay, height 29.5cm, with pendulum.
Hammer price: £60
A late 19th century slate mantel clock with eight day movement striking on a bell, the enamelled dial with black Roman hour numerals, the case with variegated marble columns and plinth base, height 27.5cm, with pendulum and winding key.
Hammer price: £30
A mid-20th century George III style mahogany mantel clock with eight day movement chiming on gongs, the brass breakarch dial with silvered 'Tempus Fugit' boss to arch above a silvered chapter ring and inscribed 'Harrods London, an Elliott Clock', the case with moulded arch pediment and brass carrying handle, on brass bracket feet, height 37.4cm.
Hammer price: £110
A late 19th century brass mounted and red tortoiseshell boulle cased watch stand, the balloon shaped case with cherub surmount and hinged front door, on a brass plinth base and ball feet, height 26.5cm, fitted with a George IV silver pair cased pocket watch, the fusee movement with verge escapement and pierced and engraved balance cock, the backplate detailed 'Willm Holt Petworth 19419', the white enamelled dial with black Arabic hour numerals, both cases London 1828, outer case diameter 5.8cm.
Hammer price: £180
A 20th century Chinese gilt metal and cloisonné cased mantel alarm clock with eight day movement, the case modelled as a pavilion with two tier roof, four cloisonné columns and galleried rectangular base, height 20.5cm.
Hammer price: £65
A mid-20th century marine chronometer, the two day chain fusee movement with Earnshaw type spring detent and bimetallic balance, the 4-inch silvered circular dial with Roman hour numerals, subsidiary seconds and state of wind dials, inscribed 'Thomas Mercer, Maker to the Admiralty Eywood Rd. St Albans' and numbered '14894', housed in a brass bowl hung in gimbals, the teak case with glazed hinged lid, height 17.5cm, accompanied by a Kew rate certificate and guarantee, dated 'January 23rd 1939'.
Hammer price: £1,100
A late 18th century brass thirty hour longcase clock movement and dial, the movement striking on a bell via an outside countwheel, the 10-inch dial with matt centre and date aperture, the chapter ring with Roman hour numerals and inscribed 'JNo Smart Halsted', height 25.8cm. Note: John Smart is a recorded Essex clockmaker working in Halstead in the late 18th century.
Hammer price: £70
An Art Deco marble and spelter mantel clock garniture, the clock with French eight day movement striking on a belle via an outside countwheel, the silvered rectangular dial with Arabic hour numerals, the rectangular case surmounted with a patinated spelter figure of a reclining maiden with bird, cast 'Limousin' to dress, height 45cm, with pendulum (lacking bell), flanked by a pair of matching ornaments.
Hammer price: £50
A late 19th century French ormolu and Sèvres style porcelain mantel clock with eight day movement striking on a bell, the circular porcelain dial with black Roman hour numerals within gilt framing on a bleu céleste band, enclosing a cherub above musical instruments, the case with urn surmount above laurel and scroll supports, inset with further similarly decorated porcelain panels, on a breakfront base with foliate cast toupie feet, stamped '7732' to case back, height 34.5cm, with pendulum.
Hammer price: £240
A mid-18th century mahogany longcase clock with eight day movement striking on a bell, the 12-inch brass breakarch dial with silvered strike/silent indicator to arch above a silvered chapter ring and centre with subsidiary seconds and date aperture, inscribed 'Thomas Dawes Northampton', all cornered with cast and pierced scroll spandrels, the hood with brass urn finials, scroll fretwork and moulded arch pediment above a glazed door and turned columns, the arched trunk door with chequer banding, on a similarly decorated plain base and bracket feet, height 226cm (alterations and restoration), with pendulum and a pair of brass cased weights. Note: Thomas Dawes is a recorded clockmaker working in Northampton circa 1745 until his death in 1773.
Hammer price: £380
A George III oak longcase clock with eight day movement striking on a bell, the 12-inch brass breakarch dial with silvered boss to arch, detailed 'Time is Precious', above a silvered chapter ring framing a brass centre with silvered subsidiary seconds and date aperture and inscribed 'Mark Noble Peterborough', all within cast and pierced gilt scroll spandrels, the hood with moulded pediment above glazed arch door and turned columns, the crossbanded trunk door on a plain base and bracket feet, height 226cm, with pendulum and two weights. Note: a clockmaker with the surname Noble is a recorded clockmaker working in Peterborough, Northamptonshire, circa 1770-1790.
Hammer price: £130