• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 7841

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe

    29 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 125

    A GEORGE IV MAHOGANY EIGHT DAY LONGCASE REGULATOR

    ETHERIDGE AND ELLIS, NORWICH; THE MOVEMENT NO. 6911, BY THWAITES AND REED, LONDON, CIRCA 1820

    Price Realised  

    A GEORGE IV MAHOGANY EIGHT DAY LONGCASE REGULATOR
    ETHERIDGE AND ELLIS, NORWICH; THE MOVEMENT NO. 6911, BY THWAITES AND REED, LONDON, CIRCA 1820
    CASE: flat top hood with ripple moulding above canted front angles, brass quarter inlays to door, the trunk with conforming canted angles flanking the arched glazed panel door, the plinth with moulded front panel, on double foot DIAL: engraved and silvered regulator dial with observatory markings to seconds ring, signed 'Etheridge and Ellis, Norwich', fine blued steel hands MOVEMENT: secured to seatboard via three brackets, substantial plates with six pillars, front plate punched '6911', wheel work with six crossings, Harrison's maintaining power, Graham-type dead beat escapement, fine beat adjustment to the crutch, the back plate with adjustable stops throughout the train, the mercury glass jar pendulum (mercury removed) suspended from brass bracket on the movement plates; brass weight, crank key, two case keys
    76 in. (192 cm.) high; 19 in. (48 cm.) wide; 9½ in. (24 cm.) deep


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    Etheridge and Ellis are recorded at 10 The Market Place, Norwich from 1830 to 1867, although they advertised as being established in 1769. An 1867 billhead offered services as gold and silversmiths, electro platers and gilders, heraldic engravers, as well as being importers of French clocks, jet and hair workers and opticians.
    The number on the clock movement suggests it was almost certainly supplied by Thwaites & Reed. The partnership made high quality movements for a number of makers. According to their numbering sequence No. 6911 should date to approximately 1823.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN