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    Sale 5372

    Christie's Interiors- Style & Spirit

    18 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 276

    A late Victorian rosewood two-day marine chronometer


    Price Realised  


    A late Victorian rosewood two-day marine chronometer
    Charles Shepherd, No. 1194, Circa 1890
    BOX: three-tier brass-bound rosewood box, the centre section with inset (unsigned) bone disc, external brass drop handles, inside the top lid the trade label 'Felix Martin, Swansea cleaned May 1917', brass bowl and gimbal -- 205mm. square
    DIAL: silvered and engraved, signed and numbered 'Charles Shepherd Maker To The Royal Navy, Leadenhall Street, London, 1194', Roman hour numerals, gold hour and minute hands, subsidiary up-and-down dial with gold hand, subsidiary seconds dial with blued steel hand -- 95mm. diam MOVEMENT: Earnshaw escapement, cut bi-metallic balance, segmental heat compensation weights, polished steel helical balance spring, spring foot detent with jewelled locking stone, brass bowl and gimbal

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