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    Sale 5969

    A West Country Tradition - Avon Antiques, Bradford-upon-Avon, Wiltshire

    21 May 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 131

    A George II oak striking eight day longcase clock

    BY JONATHAN LEES, BURY, CIRCA 1750

    Price Realised  

    A George II oak striking eight day longcase clock
    By Jonathan Lees, Bury, circa 1750
    The stepped caddy top hood with simulated verre eglomisé fret moulded door frame and out-set front columns, conforming pilasters flanking the trunk above plinth with canted angles and bracket feet, the 13½ in. square cut-away brass dial with foliate spandrels to engraved silvered chapter ring with leaf half-hour markers, signed 'Jonathan Lees Bury', the matted and foliate engraved centre with subsidiary seconds ring and engraved date square, the movement with four ring-turned pillars, anchor escapement and internal countwheel strike-on-bell; pendulum, two weights, crank key, case key
    86¼ in. (219 cm.) high; 21¼ in. (54 cm.) wide; 9¾ in (25 cm.) deep


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