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    Sale 2811

    European Noble and Private Collections

    24 - 25 June 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 76

    A LATE VICTORIAN MAHOGANY AND BRASS-MOUNTED TWO-DAY MARINE CHRONOMETER

    REYNOLDS & SON, LONDON, NO. 3402. CIRCA 1900

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A LATE VICTORIAN MAHOGANY AND BRASS-MOUNTED TWO-DAY MARINE CHRONOMETER
    REYNOLDS & SON, LONDON, NO. 3402. CIRCA 1900
    Box: three-tier with recessed brass handles, monogrammed cartouche ACE to the top lid and brass escutcheon, ivory roundel to the fornt inscribed Reynolds & Son/3402/London, paper suppliers label to the inside of the central lid James Murray & Co. Calcutta, brass gimbal and bowl numbered 6104 to the inside - 184 mm. square; case key
    Dial: silvered and engraved, Roman chapters, 56-hour up/down ring at XII and seconds ring at VI, signed REYNOLDS & SON/14 LONDON ST. LONDON E.C/3402, gold main hands and blued steel subsidiary hands - 102 mm. diameter
    Movement: spot-finished plates, chain and fusee with maintaining power, Earnshaw type escapement with cut bimetallic balance, flat strip steel spring detent, cylindrical heat compensation weights and blued steel helical balance spring; tipsy key
    With mahogany outer guard box with leather straps


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    Provenance

    Christie's London, 11 March 1987, lot 77