• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 7830

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe

    21 January 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 52

    A VICTORIAN ORMOLU EIGHT DAY TIMEPIECE MANTEL CLOCK

    PAYNE, LONDON. MID-19TH CENTURY

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    A VICTORIAN ORMOLU EIGHT DAY TIMEPIECE MANTEL CLOCK
    PAYNE, LONDON. MID-19TH CENTURY
    CASE: elaborately cast and with bearded mask to front and rear, a dragon to the front DIAL: ormolu, engine turned centre, signed 'PAYNE NEW BOND ST LONDON', fine steel heart hands MOVEMENT: circular plates, single chain fusee and anchor escapement, back plate signed 'Payne 163 New Bond Street'; replaced pendulum, two winding keys
    16 in. (41 cm.) high; 8 1/3 in. (21.5 cm.) wide; 6 1/3 in. (16 cm.) deep


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    William Payne moved to 163 New Bond Street in 1825. The company engaged in watch, clock and pedometer making and were also jewellers. By the mid-19th Century the business was well established and occupied three floors of the building.

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