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    Sale 12247

    The English Collector: English Furniture, Clocks and Portrait Miniatures

    17 November 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 110

    A JAMES II GILT-BRASS MOUNTED EBONY STRIKING TABLE CLOCK WITH PULL QUARTER REPEAT

    THOMAS TOMPION, LONDON, CIRCA 1687, NO. 96

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    Estimate

    A JAMES II GILT-BRASS MOUNTED EBONY STRIKING TABLE CLOCK WITH PULL QUARTER REPEAT
    THOMAS TOMPION, LONDON, CIRCA 1687, NO. 96
    The phase 1 case with stamped number '96' to the front sill, the 6 in. latched dial signed to the lower edge 'Thomas Tompion Londini Fecit', the eight-day latched movement with reconverted verge escapement, the backplate with 'Strike/No Strike' knob, Z-shaped steel bar system and tulip engraving, further signed and numbered
    12 ½ in. (31.7 cm.) high; 9 3/8 in. (23.8 cm.) wide; 6 ½ in. (16.5 cm.) deep


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    Provenance

    Purchased from the Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co., London, April 1932 by an American collector.
    Thence by decent.


    Pre-Lot Text

    A TOMPION TABLE CLOCK FROM AN AMERICAN COLLECTION


    Literature

    F. H. Green, Old English Clocks, Ditchling, 1931, p. 65, plates XXIV and XXV.
    R. W. Symonds, Thomas Tompion, London, 1951, fig. 181, p. 197, p. 117.