• 500 Years: Decorative Arts Eur auction at Christies

    Sale 7841

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe

    29 April 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 130

    A WILLIAM IV GIANT PATINATED BRONZE STRIKING EIGHT DAY CARRIAGE CLOCK

    BARRAUD & LUND, LONDON, NO. 1572. CIRCA 1835

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    A WILLIAM IV GIANT PATINATED BRONZE STRIKING EIGHT DAY CARRIAGE CLOCK
    BARRAUD & LUND, LONDON, NO. 1572. CIRCA 1835
    CASE: polygonal handle to stepped top, solid sides, fretwork panel to rear door, on part bombé and moulded stepped base DIAL: silvered and fully foliate engraved, signed on the minute ring 'BARRAUD & LUND. CORNHILL. LONDON 1572', blued steel moon hands MOVEMENT: twin chain fusees, large cut bimetallic lever balance to brass platform, hour strike on bell, the back plate with repeat signature; case key
    8¾ in. (22.5 cm.) high, handle down; 5 5/8 in. (14.5 cm.) wide; 5¼ in. (13 cm.) deep


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    The substantial construction of this clock, with its unglazed sides and heavy bronze casing, suggests that it was genuinely designed to survive the rigours of travel, more so than the majority of carriage clocks of the period.
    Barraud and Lund were formed when John Richard Lund (1805-1863) joined the eminent chronometer makers Barraud and Sons (see also lot 127) in 1838. They continued making fine chronometers as well as clocks, watches and barometers trading at 41 Cornhill until 1889 and then at 12 and later 14 Bishopsgate until 1921. The company was dissolved on 10 May 1929.

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    Provenance

    The property of the late Lord Wraxall of Tyntesfield Hall, Christie's South Kensington, 27 November 2002, lot 93.