22 January 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 15,000
Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000
A GEORGE II SMALL EBONISED AND BRASS-MOUNTED STRIKING TABLE CLOCK WITH PULL QUARTER REPEAT
BY JAMES VICK, LONDON, CIRCA 1735
The case with brass handle and foliate cast brass finials to inverted bell top, brass-lined arched and glazed side panels, with similarly brass-lined front and rear doors, each with brass-lined and silk-backed quarter frets, the moulded base raised on block feet, the 6 in. (15 cm.) wide brass dial with Indian mask and foliate spandrels to silvered Roman and Arabic dial with diamond half-hour markers, matted centre with mock pendulum aperture, signed on a silvered plaque above the date aperture 'Jam.s Vick/London', strike/not strike lever by III, with pendulum regulation to the arch, the eight day movement with five pillars, twin gut fusees and verge escapement with spring-suspended pendulum, hour strike on bell and pull quarter repeat on a nest of six bells, the back plate profusely engraved with scrolls and foliage and with sliding holdfast
15 in. (38 cm.) high (handle down); 9¼ in. (23 cm.) wide; 5¾ in. (13 cm.) deep
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James Vick is recorded at St Mary-le-Strand from 1735 to circa 1750.
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