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PAYNE & SON


An attractive porcelain panelled carriage clock.
Date: c1885.

The gilt-brass case with unusual decorative mouldings to the top and base having Sevres style ‘bleu celeste’ porcelain side panels with gilt tracery and seed pearl decoration depicting romantic couples in a rural setting; the en-suite dial with Roman numerals and gilt spade hands, signed for Payne & Son 31 & 32 Lowndes Street London; the two train spring barrel movement stamped on the backplate with a ‘B’ within a circle sounding the hours and half hours on a gong, with repeat button and a silvered platform lever escapement.
Complete with original red leather travelling case. Case height 5 ¼ inches (13.5cms).

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THOMAS COLE


No. 150
Date: c1845

An extremely rare ‘bon-bon dish’ timepiece.

The 3 inch finely engraved silvered concave dial with Roman numerals and blued steel hands, the case in the form of a bon-bon dish with foliate engraved border and shaped folding handle raised on s shallow tripod base, numbered 150. The twin barrel movement with lever escapement providing an eight-day duration on this example is so far unrecorded and may be unique. Complete with original travelling case and winding key.

See item 51 on pages 138/139 in Thomas Cole and Victorian Clockmaking by J.B. Hawkins for a similar but larger example described as a cake basket.

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THOMAS COLE


No.1850

Date: c1864 A rare large decorative gilt-brass strut clock with porcelain dial.

The well engraved oval case in the typical Cole style, the rear with folding strut support, fixed winder and sliding aperture to access the escapement and numbered 1850, also bearing the retailer’s number 1971.

The oval Minton porcelain dial with rose pink dial, almost certainly by the Minton factory, decorated with flowers and musical instruments signed for Hunt& Roskell, London with Roman numerals and gilt fleur-de-lys hands. The eight-day duration movement signed Thos. Cole LONDON with ratchet tooth lever escapement and plain steel balance.

Case height: 8 ½ inches (21.5cms).

See ‘Thomas Cole & Victorian Clockmaking’ by J.B. Hawkins item 24 on page 87 and colour plate opposite page 80.

Clocks by Thomas Cole with porcelain dials are particularly rare.

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THOMAS COLE


No. 764
Date: c1850

An extremely rare ‘bon-bon dish’ timepiece.

The 3 ¼ inch finely engraved silvered concave dial signed for C.F. Hancock, London with Roman numerals and blued steel hands, the case in the form of a bon-bon dish with foliate engraved border and shaped folding handle raised on s shallow tripod base and signed underneath C.F. Hancock, 39 Bruton St. London and numbered 764.

See item 51 on pages 138/139 in Thomas Cole and Victorian Clockmaking by J.B. Hawkins for a similar but larger example described as a cake basket.

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THOMAS COLE


LONDON
No. 1713
Date: c1862

A large and unusual strut timepiece.

The gilt brass case with an applied leaf and flower relief moulding to the border, the rear numbered at the top 1713 and signed for C.F. HANCOCK 39 Bruton Street LONDON with folding strut and captive winder; the finely engraved silvered dial, the centre having a flower and leaf decoration to compliment the gilt border with Roman numerals and blued steel fleur de lys hands and signed at the bottom C.F. HANCOCK LONDON; the eight day duration spring barrel movement signed Thos. Cole London with lever escapement.

Case height 8 inches (20.25cms).

A similar later example but not so well finished is illustrated in ‘Thomas Cole & Victorian Clockmaking’ by J.B. Hawkins on page 90.

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