• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 7841

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe

    29 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 120

    A GEORGE IV BRONZE-MOUNTED BLACK MARBLE EIGHT DAY TIMEPIECE MANTEL CLOCK

    PAYNE, LONDON. CIRCA 1830

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    A GEORGE IV BRONZE-MOUNTED BLACK MARBLE EIGHT DAY TIMEPIECE MANTEL CLOCK
    PAYNE, LONDON. CIRCA 1830
    CASE: with eagle finial, flanked by recumbent lions, on stepped plinth DIAL: cast bezel to gilt dial with engine-turned centre, signed 'PAYNE 163 NEW BOND ST', pierced-heart blued steel hands MOVEMENT: single chain fusee, anchor escapement, pendulum holdfast to back plate signed 'Payne/163 New Bond Street'; roller suspended pendulum
    10 in. (25 cm.) high; 11 in. (28 cm.) wide; 3 5/8 in. (10.5 cm.) deep


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    A Payne mantel clock of closely related design sold anonymously, Bonhams, London, 15 December 2009 (£9,600). The distinctive design with its recumbent lions and eagle finial, is clearly based on earlier models by Benjamin Lewis Vulliamy. See for example, Vulliamy 538, supplied to the Prince of Wales, later King George IV, at Carlton House, sold in The William F. Reilly Collection, Christie's New York, 14 October 2009, lot 33.
    William Payne moved to 163 New Bond Street in 1825. The company engaged in watch, clock and pedometer making and were also jewellers. By the mid-19th Century the business was well established and occupied three floors of the building.

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    Provenance

    With Patrick Capon, Islington.


    Pre-Lot Text

    FROM THE COLLECTION OF SIR JAMES STIRLING (LOTS 111-120)