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    Sale 5922

    Christie's Interiors - Style & Spirit

    24 February 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 204

    AN EARLY VICTORIAN BRASS MONTH-GOING SKELETON TIMEPIECE WITH HELICAL GEARING

    C. MCDOWELL, WAKEFIELD, NO. 169. SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN EARLY VICTORIAN BRASS MONTH-GOING SKELETON TIMEPIECE WITH HELICAL GEARING
    C. McDOWELL, WAKEFIELD, NO. 169. SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY
    The substantial brass movement secured by four double screwed pillars, single chain and fusee with Harrison's maintaining power, the substantial wheel work with two and three crossings, Vulliamy-type dead beat escapement, the 3½in. engraved and silvered Roman dial signed 'C.MC.DOWELL'S/PATENT HELIX LEVER/NO.169/ST JOHN'S/WAKEFIELD', blued steel hands, under glass dome; triangular shaped pendulum (possibly replaced)
    11¾in. (30cm.) high


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