23 April 2009,
London, King Street
Price realised GBP 10,625
Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000
A QUEEN ANNE WALNUT AND SEAWEED MARQUETRY STRIKING EIGHT DAY LONGCASE CLOCK
BENJAMIN COLLYER, LONDON. CIRCA 1710
CASE: hood with domed top above later fret cornice, inset giltwood capped plain columns to the front angles, glazed side panels, convex throat mouldings, trunk door with lenticle and seaweed marquetry all over, conforming decoration to the plinth, later skirting; door key
DIAL: 11 in. square brass dial with scored line border, mask and foliate spandrels to silvered chapter ring signed 'Benj. Collyer London fecit', subsidiary seconds, ringed winding holes and engraved date square to matted centre, later blued steel hands
MOVEMENT: six latched and ring-turned pillars, anchor escapement and internal countwheel strike on bell; later seatboard, pendulum, two weights
87 in. (221 cm.) high; 19¼ in. (49 cm.) wide; 10½ in. (27 cm.) deep
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Collyer was apprenticed to Stephen Wilmot in 1684. Free of the Clockmakers' Company 1693-1700, he worked in Leadenhall Street, London.
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