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    Sale 3786

    The Collection of Carroll Petrie & European Decorative Arts from the Birmingham Museum of Art, Alabama, including the Eugenia Woodward Hitt Collection

    31 March 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1394

    A LATE VICTORIAN ORMOLU AND MALACHITE CARRIAGE CLOCK

    BY HOWELL, JAMES & CO., LONDON, LATE 19TH CENTURY

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    A LATE VICTORIAN ORMOLU AND MALACHITE CARRIAGE CLOCK
    BY HOWELL, JAMES & CO., LONDON, LATE 19TH CENTURY
    With Roman dial within an intricately cast and engraved foliate case, the interior of door engraved HOWELL, JAMES & CO. REGENT STREET. LONDON.
    4 ¾ in. (12 cm.) high


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    Howell and James was founded in 1819 as a firm of jewelers, silversmiths and retailers located at 9 Regent Street in London. They were noted for their variety and quality of stock, including items by designers and students of the South Kensington School, they exhibited at the Great Exhibition of 1851 in Hyde Park, the International Exhibition of 1862 and in 1867 at the International Exposition in Paris, then again in London in 1871 and 1872.

    Provenance

    Acquired from N. Bloom & Son, Ltd., London, in 1976.
    Collection of the Art Fund, Inc. at the Birmingham Museum of Art; Catherine H. Collins Collection.