20 November 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 3,250
Estimate GBP 2,500 - GBP 4,000
A GEORGE III BRASS-MOUNTED MAHOGANY STRIKING EIGHT DAY TABLE CLOCK
ADAM TRAVERS, LONDON. LATE 18TH CENTURY
CASE: with brass handle to the break-arch top, later flambeau urn finials and finial blocks to all angles, brass fishscale side frets, brass mouldings to the front door and front canted angles, raised on brass bracket feet; case key
DIAL: 7 in. wide brass dial with scroll and foliage spandrels to the engraved silvered chapter ring, the matted centre with date square and inset signature cartouche signed 'Adam Travers/London', strike/silent subsidiary ring to the arch, cut steel hands
MOVEMENT: with five ring-turned pillars, twin line fusees, verge escapement and rack strike with trip repeat on replaced bell, flowering basket, scroll and foliage engraving to the back plate
15½ in. (39 cm.) high; 11½ in. (29 cm.) wide; 7½ in. (19 cm.) deep
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Adam Travers is recorded as working in Liverpool circa 1775 and then at 9 Red Lion Street, Clerkenwell, London from 1783 to 1794.
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