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JAS. McCABE


ROYAL EXCHANGE LONDON
Date: c1850
No. 2831

The gilt-brass case with exquisite leaf scroll and floral engraving of the highest quality, retaining its original gilding, glazed to the top and sides with white’ bevelled glass and with a removable shuttered gilt rear door with slide adjustment for Strike/Silent, with a folding handle; the gilt electroformed dial with Roman numerals, signed JAS.McCABE ROYAL EXCHANGE LONDON and numbered 2831, with blued steel fleur de lys hands and a subsidiary seconds dial below X11; the substantial two train chain fusée quarter striking movement sounding the hours and quarters on two gongs signed on the backplate James McCabe Royal Exchange London 2831 with a large gilt platform lever escapement with bi-metallic balance and poising screws.

With original signed brass bound mahogany travelling case and original numbered winding key. Case height: 7 ¾ inches (19.75 cms). This exceptional carriage clock has a full-page illustration in arriage and ther raelling locks’ b erek oberts on page 299 with a full description opposite.

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PAYNE & CO


New Bond Street
London
Date: c1845

An exceptional English wooden cased carriage clock. The case, made of the finest coromandel wood, has exceptional figuring to the whole case including the back. It has a well cast and chased fire gilded handle with foliate swags to the side of the octagonal centre and to the base where they go into the lugs. The case itself has an opening front door with glass panels to the sides, the top and the back to view the movement and the escapement. It has an ogee shaped moulding below the dial with a small plinth and flattened bun feet in each of the four corners. The feet are adjustable.

The beautiful dial consists of a pierced and engraved gilded plate mounted over a polished and gilded backplate. The chapter ring, which is set into it, is of white enamel with Roman numerals. It has Breguet style hands and a beautifully engraved and gilded sight ring almost identical to a similar clock by Payne shown on page 343 of Derek Roberts’ book. The dial is signed on a cartouche above VI for the retailers ‘Payne & Co, New Bond Street’.

The eight day chain fuseé movement has a large gilded platform mounted on the top with a split bi-metallic balance with poising screws. It has a beautifully made adjusting lever which runs against an engraved sector visible on the backplate. The hand set and winding squares are both mounted on the backplate and the clock strikes the hours on a steel gong. The repeat button for the movement is mounted on the side of the case rather than on the top, a feature which it again shares with a carriage clock by Payne in Derek Roberts’ book. Height to base of handle: 10½? (27 cm.)

William Payne is recorded as working as a clock and watchmaker at 62 South Molton Street, London as early as 1816. He moved to 163 New Bond Street in 1825 where he is subsequently recorded at various times as being both a watch and clockmaker. From 1847-50 he is also listed at 62 New Bond Street but this address has been dropped by 1851. By 1906, still at the same address, the firm is described as Watch and Clockmakers, Jewellers, Diamond Merchants and Pedometer Makers; however it would seem likely that they were heavily involved in the retailing of clocks, watches, jewellery and silver at a much earlier date than this, possibly the 1850s. From 1912-15 they are shown at 165 New Bond Street. Further details can be found in:- Thomas Cole and Victorian Clockmaking by J B Hawkins, page 28. For a similar clock please see ‘Carriage & Other Travelling Clocks’ by Derek Roberts, page 343.

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DROCOURT



Paris
No. 14459
Date: c1890

An extremely attractive fully engraved cannellee cased carriage timepiece. The engraving of fine quality with good matting between the foliate and floral scrolls. The dial, with engraved and matted mask, has Roman numerals and Arabic outer minute numerals to the small enamel dial. It has very fine blued steel hands.

The eight day timepiece movement is stamped and numbered for the maker ‘Drocourt 14459’, as is the base of the clock. The fine quality silvered lever platform escapement with split bi-metallic balance wheel with poising screws. Height to base of handle: 3" (7.5 cm).

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BREITLING


Geneve Navitimer

Model 806 made c1966 on black leather strap with stainless steel buckle; movement just overhauled and the whole in very good order. £3,150.00.

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FREDERICK MOORE


(BOUSSET)

53-54 Charles Street Hatton Garden LONDON
Date: c1890

A SMALL 8 inch dial clock. The small mahogany case with opening side and bottom doors having a brass loop hanging eye and side fixings for a secure hanging. The 8 inch white painted dial with Roman numerals and blued steel hands, signed FREDERICK MOORE 53-54 Charles Street Hatton Garden LONDON; the eight day fusée movement with anchor escapement and brass bob pendulum. £2,200.00

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CHAS FRODSHAM & CO


84 STRAND LONDON

No.1532

A LARGE ENGLISH CHRONOMETER CARRIAGE CLOCK

The large gilt-brass case of typical Frodsham style glazed to the sides and top with a gilt-brass shuttered removable rear panel, with folding handle above; The two train chain fusée movement signed on the backplate CHAs. FRODSHAM & CO 84 STRAND LONDON and numbered 1532, with reverse seconds chapter for starting purposes, sounding the hours and half hours on a gong with repeat button at the top of the case; the substantial spring detent escapement with blued steel helical hair spring on an engraved gilt platform; the gilt dial mask engraved, with a leaf and scroll decoration, with a recessed white enamel chapter signed by the maker with Roman numerals and blued steel fleur de lys hands and below white enamel power reserve dials for each of the trains.
With original numbered double-ended winding key. Provenance: The Shuttleworth family, Old Warden. Case height: 10 ¾ inches (27.5 cms).

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JOSIAH EMERY


London
Date: c1780

A very fine and small table clock.

The ebonised arched-top case nicely warn and patinated with three brass bound pads to the top; brass reeded mouldings to the canted corners; brass edged glazed apertures to the sides and a brass moulding to the arched door; the brass banded pediment with ogee feet and above a conforming folding handle.
At the top of the arched dial a silvered cartouche signed Josiah Emery London with two subsidiary chapters for rise and fall and silent/strike selection, the chapter ring with Roman numerals and Arabic seconds at five minute intervals; the dial with matted centre, date and false pendulum apertures having leaf scroll spandrels. The two train fuseé movement driven by a pendulum with an engraved circular bob, sounding the hours on a bell with repeat cord and with verge escapement; the backplate well engraved with scrolls and flowers and fitted with a pendulum transit block.

Case height: 14 inches (35.5cms).

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DENT


Date: c1855

A good mid-nineteenth century gilt-brass timepiece.

The gilt-brass case with ball finials, bun feet and a scalloped engraved folding handle with inset side panels finely engraved with a floral design with exotic birds; the top panel with a geometric style inset with a leaf pattern and a floral border; the silvered dial finely florally engraved having Roman numerals and slim blued steel fleur de lys hands, signed at the top of the chapter DENT LONDON. The eight day duration fusée movement, signed DENT LONDON with lever escapement.

Case height: 4 ¼ inches (11 cms).

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THOMAS COLE


London
No. 669
Date: c1846

An unusual circular timepiece.

The gilt brass case with retractable hanging eye and folding strut support, signed on the rear for C.F. HANCOCK 39 Bruton Street London and numbered 669; the circular movement with lever escapement; the silvered dial with a cypher at the centre having Roman numerals and blued steel hands.

Diameter: 5 inches (12.75cms).