Clocks and Barometers
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A late 17th century ebonized bracket clock, the eight day twin fusee movement with verge escapement striking on a single bell, the pull quarter repeat missing, the backplate with finely engraved foliate decoration and signed 'John Cotton London', applied with later pierced and engraved backcock, the square brass dial with engraved matt centre, mock pendulum and date apertures, framed by a silvered chapter ring with black Roman hour numerals and outer Arabic minutes, inscribed 'Cotton London', cornered with cherub spandrels, the rectangular case with cushion moulded top, brass swing handle and four finials, above glazed doors and sides, on a stepped rectangular plinth base and claw and ball bun feet, height 37.5cm, with a winding key (pull quarter repeat train missing, reconverted to verge escapement and other minor faults). Note: John Cotton is recorded as a London clockmaker, apprenticed in 1683 and made free of the Clockmakers Company in 1695 to 1697.
Hammer price: £5,000
A mid-18th century ebonized silent pull quarter repeating bracket clock timepiece, the eight day single fusee movement with verge escapement, striking quarters on two bells on demand, the backplate engraved with foliate scrolls and signed 'Sam. Young Nantwich', the brass breakarch dial with engraved silvered centre and silvered chapter ring with black Roman hour numerals and outer Arabic minutes, cornered with mask and scroll spandrels, all beneath a silvered boss to arch, signed 'Samuel Young Nantwich', the case with single pad top and brass carry handle above a moulded arch pediment, glazed doors and sides, on a rectangular plinth base and brass bracket feet, height 48cm. Note: Samuel Young is recorded as a clockmaker working in Nantwich and Baddeley, Cheshire, between 1738 and 1760.
Hammer price: £4,200
An early 19th century ebonized bracket clock, the eight day chain driven twin fusee movement with verge escapement striking hours on a single bell, the finely engraved backplate incorporating the Prince of Wales feathers, the repainted break arch dial with strike/silent indicator to arch, above black Roman hour numerals and outer Arabic quarters and inscribed 'George Carruthers London', the case with single pad top and brass carry handle above a moulded arch pediment, glazed doors and sides, on a rectangular plinth base, height 47cm, with key (pull repeat lever missing).
Hammer price: £700
A mid-19th century Gothic Revival rosewood mantel timepiece with eight day chain driven single fusee movement, the silvered dial with engine turned centre and black Roman hour numerals, the arched case carved with crockets above glazed doors and sides, on a brass inlaid rectangular base and bun feet, height 34.5cm, with pendulum (minor faults).
Hammer price: £450
A late 17th century red tortoiseshell veneered bracket clock, the eight day twin fusee movement with knife edge verge escapement striking on a single bell, the backplate finely engraved with tulips and other flowers framing foliate scrolls and signed 'John Cotsworth in Fleete Streete', the square brass dial with matt centre and date aperture, framed by a silvered chapter ring with black Roman hour numerals and outer Arabic minutes, cornered with cherub spandrels, the case with cushion-moulded top and brass handle above glazed doors and sides, on a rectangular plinth base and bracket feet, height 35.8cm (some repairs and faults to veneer). Note: John Cotsworth (sometimes Cossworth) is recorded as a London clockmaker, born in 1637, apprenticed to Jeremy Gregory and made free of the Clockmakers Company in 1669 to 1702. He died in 1732, described as '... aged near 100, formerly a watchmaker in Fleet Street and the oldest inhabitant of St. Dunstan's Parish'.
Hammer price: £6,400
A late 18th century Austrian ebonized diminutive bracket timepiece, probably of short duration with verge escapement on a going barrel mechanism, the brass breakarch dial with mock pendulum aperture to arch within an engraved surround of two snails, fruit basket and foliate scrolls, above a matt centre with engraved foliate scroll framed oval panel, inscribed 'Braun', the silvered chapter ring with black Roman hour numerals, fleur-de-lis divisions and outer Arabic minutes, all cornered with gilt coronet and crossed baton spandrels, the case with caddy top, brass carry handle and pineapple finials above a glazed front door and sliding back door, on a moulded plinth base and bun feet, height 36.5cm, with later ebonized wall bracket.
Hammer price: £360
An early 20th century marine chronometer, the two day chain fusee movement with maintaining power, Earnshaw type spring detent escapement and bimetallic balance, the silvered circular dial with subsidiary state of wind and seconds dials and Roman hour numerals and inscribed 'Kelvin, White & Hutton, II Billiter St. London', in a brass bowl hung in gimbals within a lacquered brass mounted mahogany three tier box, the front applied with a circular ivory maker's plaque, detailed 'Kelvin White & Hutton London' and numbered '6190', total height 18.5cm.
Hammer price: £1,050
A mid-19th century brass lyre framed skeleton clock timepiece with single chain fusee movement, the silvered chapter ring with black Roman numerals and signed 'Row Alton', the frame of lyre form, on an ebonized base with glass dome, height of frame 19.5cm, total height 29.5cm, with pendulum. Note: it is presumed this skeleton timepiece is by Mrs Ann Row of Alton, who is recorded between 1839 and 1848, rather than her sons who followed her into the business.
Hammer price: £800
A Victorian and later black and gilt painted trunk dial wall timepiece with brass four pillar single train movement, the black painted circular 12-inch dial with gilt Roman numerals, the trunk door painted in gilt with flowers beneath inscription 'Darling & Wood York', height 123.5cm, with pendulum and lead weight.
Hammer price: £550
An early 19th century mahogany drop dial wall timepiece with brass four pillar chain driven single fusee movement, the repainted 10-inch convex dial with black Roman hour numerals and inscribed 'AlexR Cumming, London', with cast brass bezel and convex glass, the moulded circular surround above a chisel bottomed apron with hinged door, case diameter 29cm, height 38cm, with pendulum.
Hammer price: £700
A George III mahogany longcase clock with eight day movement striking on a bell, the painted breakarch dial with a scene of a British naval gunboat to the arch above subsidiary seconds and date aperture, inscribed 'Woolterton Yarmouth', cornered with gilt foliate scroll spandrels, the hood surmounted with brass orb finials above the moulded arch pediment, turned columns and glazed door, the trunk with arched top rectangular door, on a plain base and bracket feet, height 226cm, with pendulum, two weights and winder. Note: John Woolverton or Woolterton is recorded as a clockmaker working in Great Yarmouth from 1780 until his death in 1815.
Hammer price: £380
An early 19th century rosewood mantel timepiece, the chain fusee pocket watch movement with verge escapement and pierced and engraved balance cock, signed 'Josh Brown Worcester', the enamel circular dial with Roman numerals, the brass inlaid rectangular case with pineapple finial above a pair of embossed flower basket handles, on a plinth base and ball feet, height 25cm.
Hammer price: £170
An early 19th century mahogany cased sedan timepiece, the brass plated verge movement signed 'W.G. Shaw London' and numbered '301', the circular enamel dial with black Arabic hour numerals, the turned mahogany circular case with cast brass bezel, convex glass, brass hinged door to back and hanging loop, diameter 15.6cm.
Hammer price: £440
An early 19th century mahogany trunk dial wall clock timepiece with weight driven eight day single train movement, the repainted circular dial mounted on a false plate, with black Roman hour numerals and inscribed 'B. Russele Norwich', the octagonal hood and rectangular trunk door with boxwood stringing, height 112.5cm, with pendulum and weight (glass cracked). Note: Benjamin Russell is recorded as a clockmaker working in Norwich between 1812 and 1888.
Hammer price: £360
A late 17th/early 18th century brass lantern clock, the weight driven movement with verge escapement striking on a bell, the dial with tulip and floral engraved centre and single hand, framed by a silvered chapter ring with Roman hour numerals and fleur-de-lis divisions, the case of typical form with domed bell surmount and turned finial above pierced and engraved fish and lily fret panels, the turned side columns with hinged side panels, on turned ball feet, height 38cm, with weight and later oak 17th century style wall bracket.
Hammer price: £1,200
An 18th century style ebonized hooded wall clock with weight driven two train movement striking the hour on a bell, the brass breakarch dial with single hand, silvered chapter ring and centre, the silvered boss to arch spuriously signed 'Nat Hedge Colchester', all cornered with cast and pierced gilt spandrels, the case with moulded pediment and glazed door, height 70cm, with pendulum and weight.
Hammer price: £300
A late 19th century brass cased circular aneroid wall barometer with mercury thermometer, the dial inscribed 'T. Downing 60 High Street Poplar', the case fitted with suspension loop, diameter 12.6cm.
Hammer price: £130
A late Victorian oak cased Admiral Fitzroy barometer, the paper dial with mercury thermometer, the case with moulded pediment and glazed front, height 94cm.
Hammer price: £90
A mid-19th century mahogany stick barometer, the ivorine dial inscribed 'Baster, 17 Queen Street, Ratcliff' to the arch above a vernier scale, the arched case above a rectangular trunk with mercury thermometer and brass cylindrical cistern cover, height 93cm, fitted with a brass gimbal wall bracket.
Hammer price: £360
A 19th century mahogany stick barometer, the ivorine dial with vernier scale and inscribed 'Hill & Price Opticians Bristol', the glazed case with moulded pediment above a rectangular trunk with mercury thermometer and turned cistern cover, height 95cm.
Hammer price: £130