John Halifax, London a late 18th century japanned bracket clock, composite brass arch dial, silvered roman numeral chapter ring signed below 6:00, "John Halifax/London", date aperture and mock pendulum, regulation dial in the arch, blued steel hands, matted centers and brass spandrels, the molded top case with japanned decoration of a Chinese pagoda and brass carrying handle at the top, dial door with floral decoration and pierced sound frets and sides both backed with red fabric, all resting on short bracket feet, the rear glazed door opens to the eight day, cable fusee, verge escapement movement with rack striking on the hour, back plate fully engraved with centered woman playing a violin, rise and fall pendulum with small brass bob and pendulum holder.
CONDITION: movement and case are associated. Silvered chapter ring discolored and tarnished, pierced wooden sound frets are replacements, minor losses to japanned decoration, lacking door and winding key. The right return molding is absent. True japanned decoration is only found on dial door and molded top; sides are painted decoration, thus the later date of this clock.
ESTIMATE: $2000 - $3000
PRICE SOLD: $1500
DIMENSIONS: 21in x 12in x 7in
Thomas Harper, London, an 18th century mahogany bracket clock, the case with molded arch top and base, and on brass bracket feet, the case front with three textile backed brass frets, the upper crescent shaped, and the two lower frets conforming to the shape of the dial and case, the sides also with pierced frets, Roman numeral white painted dial with Arabic minutes, finely finished brass hands, two train fusee movement with verge escapement, the back plate with symmetrical foliate engraving and basket of flowers, the upper right corner stamped "2978", counting the hours on a bell, and repeating the last hour on demand
CONDITION: case in an old finish, and with minor repairs, case front and right side with splits, case top with numerous tight splits and minor veneer losses, short piece of molding replaced, back, upper right, rear arch molding with splits, rear door with minor losses and repairs, dial with restoration, minute hand replaced, movement clean, ticks and strikes, repeating correctly
ESTIMATE: $1500 - $2000
PRICE SOLD: $800
DIMENSIONS: 18.5in x 12.75in x 7.75in
Alexander Farquharson, Edinburgh, Scotland, a mid 18th century mahogany bracket clock with date and alarm, molded base on brass bracket feet, door with brass beads at sides, and brass molded light, break arch molded top with carrying handle, the sides with brass fishscale fretsbrass composite dial with silvered, roman numeral chapter ring, matted center with date aperture above 6:00, and cutour to view mock pendulum below 12:00, and arch with silvered brass panel engraved with the makers name and location, pierced blued steel hands, 8 day fusee movement with five pillars, engraved back plate, recoil escapement, and striking on a bell
CONDITION: case refinished, and with minor splits, repairs and replacements to veneer, top molding with repaired split, feet with minor tarnish, dial center with a few small, dark spots, chapter ring with minor discoloration, hands good, upper spandrels partially obscure the Strike Silent engraving, strike silent mechanism removed, alarm mechanism appears to be an American style shelf clock alarm, back plate with filled holes, ticks and strikes
ESTIMATE: $1200 - $1600
PRICE SOLD: $900
DIMENSIONS: 15in x 11.25in x 8in
Connell, Late Ganthony, 83 Cheapside, London, a large, mid 19th century mahogany bracket clock, rectangular molded base with compressed ball feet, the case front with applied carved foliate ornaments with scrolls terminating in pendant husks, and with carved C and S scrolls flanking and above the silvered roman numeral dial, the case sides conforming to the contours of the carved elements, back with fabric lined door and fine mahogany fret, blued steel pierced spade hands, two train fusee movement with recoil escapement, counting the hours on a bell
CONDITION: case in an old finish, veneer on front with splits and minor losses at bottom of dial, minor scrapes and scratches, left side with splits, veneer with losses at back, above foot, rear door with losses to edge of veneer and a poor repair at lower left, dial with spotting and tarnish, gaps between dial and bezel, hour hand replaced, movement ticks and strikes, but very dirty, and will need service, pendulum with ragged cutout for crutch pin, suspension spring broken,
ESTIMATE: $1200 - $1500
PRICE SOLD: $750
DIMENSIONS: 18.75in x 14.75in x 7in
Peter Humps, in Wienn, a mid 18th century, grand sonnerie striking bracket clock with date and phases of the moon, ebonized case with molded base on turned, gilt feet, the arched, gilt lined, glazed door with textile backed engraved frets at upper corners, case sides also with glazed, gilt lined, arched windows and sound frets, the caddy top with ornate carrying handle, and flanked by four turned finials, brass composite dial with roman numeral chapter ring and arabic five minute markers, center with foliate engraving and date aperture above 6:00, and cutout to view mock pendulum below 12:00, corners with cast spandrels, and the arch with regulator, strike/ silent control, and moon phase display, blued steel hands, 30- 60 hour, three train movement with engraved backplate, decorated crutch, turned pillars with central knop, crown wheel escapement, fusee for time train, Viennese striking, and repeating the last hour and quarter on demand, and small, engraved brass pendulum bob with steel rod
CONDITION: case with restoration to ebonizing and gilding, feet replaced, wooden strips retaing glass in case sides replaced, finials replaced, interior with added wooden cleat to support weight of movement, and with added pins to hold the movement in place, dial dirty and with minor tarnish, movement with minor tarnish and minor oxide on steel components, parts for rise and fall regulation missing, ticks and strikes, striking incorrectly set up, and so sounds the incorrect quarters, hour rack tail with old repair, needs attention as the clock always strikes 12:00, hour strike train mainspring broken
ESTIMATE: $1200 - $1500
PRICE SOLD: $1100
DIMENSIONS: 20in x 11.125in x 7in
Actiengesellschaft fur Uhrenfabrikation, Lenzkirch, 8 day, time, strike and chime on two gongs with pull repeat, spring brass movement bracket clock. "1 Million" Serial No. 39441. An example can be found in "Lenzkircher Uhren" Pg. 79.
CONDITION: Oak case in nice condition in original finish. Applied trimmings have retained much of the original gilding. Original composite dial in very nice condition has some light wear to the chapter ring. Original hands. Movement is signed
ESTIMATE: $900 - $1200
PRICE SOLD: $1300
DIMENSIONS: 16in x 10.25in x 7.75in
Thomas Cox Lavory, 47 Cornhill, London, mantel timepiece, 8 day, time only with pull alarm, spring driven fusee movement in a rosewood veneered case of Gothic design with stepped molded base and top, applied wood ornaments on the door front with foil arch window, silvered dial engraved as above, Roman numeral dial, and blued steel moon hands.
CONDITION: Rosewood veneered case in a gothic design in nice condition in original finish has a couple small holes and scratches around the pull alarm ring. Engraved silvered dial is quite nice with some faint scratches around the winding arbor and a couple light tarnish spots. Original hands.
ESTIMATE: $900 - $1200
PRICE SOLD: $850
DIMENSIONS: 16.25in x 9.5in x 5.5in
Austria, small bracket clock, 30 hour, time and alarm, round spring driven movement with verge escapement in an ebonized wood case with ogee molded base and pagoda top with gilt carrying handle, case sides with figural gilt mounts, gilt shield-shaped dial with engraving, matted center, and Roman numeral applied silvered chapter ring, silvered alarm set ring, and a single blued steel hand.
CONDITION: The case has had repairs and restoration to the finish. The gilt mounts are good but date to later in the century. The dial is good with minor wear and scratches. The dial mask obscures a bit of the engraving. The dial/movement are a bit loose in the case. The movement has new steel cable on the fusee. Nice watch style back cock with double-headed eagle over a lion. Pendulum is fixed to pallet arbor.
ESTIMATE: $600 - $800
PRICE SOLD: $300
DIMENSIONS: 14in x 7.75in x 6in
Peter Closon, London, a mid 17th century striking lantern clock, the brass case with turned, tapered columns at the corners, with ball feet and ornate urn finials, the top with arcaded brass gallery fixed to the top plate, and with a second top above, screwed to the lower plate and located by pins formed from extensions of the columns, three sides with engraved, foliate frets, and top with brass bell strap with finial and large bell, dial plate with foliate engraved corners, the center with engraved tulips, and signed "Peter Closon Neere Holburn Bridge Londini Fecit", silvered brass chapter ring with roman numerals and matchstick flower half hour markers and single, cut steel hand, movement with crown wheel escapement and count wheel striking, crown wheel made of steel instead of the more ususal brass, contrate wheel with three spoke crossing dovetailed to the rim, hour wheel and ratch with matchstick man marks
CONDITION: bell and top finial replaced, hand with repaired tip, alarm work removed from back plate, alarm ring does not fit square on the part remaining behind the dial, side frets with later engraving, converted to crown wheel escapement, holes in top from prior components, appears to have once had a passing strike at the half hour, plates with a few empty holes, and at least one other plugged, no weight or pendulum
ESTIMATE: $2500 - $3500
PRICE SOLD: $4500
DIMENSIONS: 19in x 7in x 7in
John Palmer, London, bracket clock, 8 day, time and strike, spring driven fusee movement in an Egyptian Revival case made of mahogany with brass inlay and applied brass figures on the corners, the top with anthemion corners, gadrooned plinth supporting a brass finial, painted metal dial signed as above, blued steel spade variant hands.
CONDITION: Mahogany case with brass inserts and Egyptian revival ornaments is in very nice condition in an old and possibly original finish. Original dial has been repainted or relined and has a small chip on the edge. Original hands and finial. Name is engraved on the back.
ESTIMATE: $1200 - $1500
PRICE SOLD: $2800
DIMENSIONS: 17.75in x 12.25in x 7in
Eureka Clock Co., London, battery powered mantel clock with oversized balance wheel movement on a brass base and a cream color porcelain dial, s#2550
CONDITION: Heavy cast brass base. Original porcelain dial has a small hairline crack at 11 o'clock. Original hands. An example of this model with a dial mounted above the balance wheel can be found on page 15 of "The Eureka Clock" by F. G. Alan Shenton.
ESTIMATE: $1000 - $1500
PRICE SOLD: $800
DIMENSIONS: 9.5in x 7.5in x 5.75in
Peter Closon, London, a mid 17th century miniature striking lantern clock, the brass case with turned, tapered columns at the corners, with ball feet and urn finials, three sides with engraved, dolphin frets, and top with brass bell strap with finial and bell, dial plate with engraved tulips, and signed "Peter Closon Neere Holburn Bridge Londini Fecit", silvered brass chapter ring with roman numerals and matchstick flower half hour markers and blued steel hands, movement with crown wheel escapement and count wheel striking, contrate and crown wheels without crossings, with 20th century wall bracket
CONDITION: most steel components with pitting, strike levers curiously free of pitting, bell strap and bell replaced, hammer of 19th century style, sawcut in front of bottom plate, hole in dial and dial plate at 11:00, doors replaced, fit poorly, and will not open fully, alarm disc serves a decorative function only, incorrect hands, portions of motion work added later, rear iron plate replaced, crutch repaired, strike lever springs added, no weight or pendulum
ESTIMATE: $1000 - $2000
PRICE SOLD: $1800
DIMENSIONS: 10.5in x 3.875in x 3.875in
Probably London, England, an early 18th century striking lantern clock, the brass case with turned, tapered columns at the corners, with ball feet and slender urn finials, the top with arcaded brass gallery fixed to the top plate, front and sides with cast frets, the top with brass bell strap with finial and large bell, dial center with engraved foliage and tulips, the individual corners with a single, decorative button, silvered brass chapter ring with roman numerals and single steel hand, movement with recoil escapement, seconds pendulum, and count wheel striking, the case bottom with crude, cryptic engraving, and possibly dated 1717
CONDITION: minor tarnish and loss to silvering on dial, brass with some staining and tarnish, hand lacking blue, and fitting very closely to dial center, exterior of bell artificially aged, inside of bell bright, will tick and strike, lacking weights and pendulum
ESTIMATE: $1000 - $1500
PRICE SOLD: $500
DIMENSIONS: 14.75in x 5.75in x 5.75in
Emperor Clock Co. Ltd., London, a reproduction Congreve rolling ball timepiece, fusee movement with separate dials for minutes, hours and seconds, the plates supported by four turned columns, all resting on ball feet, the tray with zig zag path for the steel ball "oscillator" suspended below the movement, with rectangular base, and conforming glass dome, serial #053 from an edition of 250.
CONDITION: brass components with peeling lacquer, scratches, staining, and spotting, some steel with minor oxide, running, dome dirty
ESTIMATE: $900 - $1200
PRICE SOLD: $600
DIMENSIONS: 14in x 11.5in x 10in
John L. Fenn, a Victorian mahogany table regulator, the arch top case with squat ogee bracket feet and molded base, the door with half round molding with carved leaves and vine, seemingly wrapped around the molding, Roman numeral silvered dial with seconds below 12:00, blued steel hands, and with pierced floral and C scroll carving below, large 8 day fusee movement striking the hours on a coil gong, faux mercury pendulum with heavy brass cylinder fixed horizontally below the jar
CONDITION: case in an old refinish, right side with split, top with minor deformation due to case segments moving under veneer, old dings and scratches under the refinish, rear feet replaced, dial with minor spots and minor tarnish, hands with specks of oxide, carving below dial replaced, movement and dial replaced, incorrect and mismatched movement mounting brackets, pendulum of later manufacture, a spectacularly confusing clock
ESTIMATE: $900 - $1300
PRICE SOLD: $650
DIMENSIONS: 21in x 14in x 9in
England, Des Granges, Cockspur St., mantel clock, 8 day, time and strike with pull repeat, spring driven fusee movement in a rosewood veneered case with Chinoiserie style on turned and carved feet, the case with applied and carved gilt ornaments and crest, signed dial, black steel fleur-de-lis hands, and plaque with poem considering the transient nature of life.
CONDITION: Rosewood veneered case in an old finish has a repair at the bottom front panel and a stress crack next to that panel. There is a small stress crack on the lower left side. Dial has been nicely restored. Original hands. All of the carvings are now gold painted. Original feet. Heavy, quality English movement with original pendulum.
ESTIMATE: $500 - $700
PRICE SOLD: $950
DIMENSIONS: 17.25in x 10in x 6.25in