• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 7604

    Important Clocks and Marine Chronometers

    1 July 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 23

    A Victorian gilt-brass mounted ebonised striking and quarter chiming eight day table clock

    LATE 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A Victorian gilt-brass mounted ebonised striking and quarter chiming eight day table clock
    Late 19th Century
    The case with applied gilt-brass foliate mount, gilt-brass grotesque mask and foliate side frets and raised on gilt-brass foliate feet, the front door with gilt-brass acanthus leaf frame with silvered mask to 5 in. wide brass dial with foliate spandrels to silvered Roman and Arabic chapter ring, the arch with silvered subsidiary rings for chime/silent and quarter chime selection (Cambridge chimes/chime on eight bells), the movement with triple chain fusees, anchor escapement, striking the quarters on a nest of nine bells and striking the hours on a gong, the back plate with scrolling foliage engraving and engraved border; pendulum, case key
    18 in. (46 cm.) high


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Special Notice

    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.