• Spanish Splendour  - The Colle auction at Christies

    Sale 7818

    Spanish Splendour - The Collection of a Marqués

    5 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 142

    A George III red-japanned longcase clock

    ALEXANDER MITCHELSON, LONDON. CIRCA 1780

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A George III red-japanned longcase clock
    Alexander Mitchelson, London. Circa 1780
    CASE: pagoda-topped and decorated with chinoiserie designs (numerous losses)
    DIAL: 12 in. wide brass dial with foliate spandrels to silvered chapter ring, matted centre with recessed seconds disc, date square and applied signature plaque 'Alex.r Mitchelson/London', with strike/silent disc in the arch
    MOVEMENT: five pillars, with anchor escapement and rack strike on bell; two weights, pendulum
    102 in. (259 cm.) high, 21½ in. (52 cm.) wide, 9¾ in. (25 cm.) deep


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