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    Sale 7627

    Dealing in Excellence: A Celebration of Hotspur and Jeremy

    20 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 117

    A GEORGE II GILTWOOD CARTEL CLOCK

    FRANCIS THOMPSON, MID-18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE II GILTWOOD CARTEL CLOCK
    FRANCIS THOMPSON, MID-18TH CENTURY
    The case carved with foliage and flowers and with Bacchic mask to the centre, with moulded brass bezel to unusual two-piece dial, with engraved and silvered Roman and Arabic chapter ring and painted centre showing a riverscape with sailing ship, signed on the rear plate of the mock pendulum aperture 'Fran Thompson', the eight day timepiece movement with rectangular plates joined by five pillars and secured to the case with an iron cross-bar to the rear, now converted to anchor escapement; case regilt; pendulum, winding key, case key
    32¾ in. (83.5 cm.) high; 19½ in. (49.5 cm.) wide; 6¾ in. (17 cm.) deep


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    Probably the Francis Thompson recorded in London at St Martin's-le-Grand 1748-1759.

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