• Sale 7881

    500 Years: Decorative Arts Europe

    18 November 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 101

    A VICTORIAN GIANT PATINATED-BRASS EIGHT DAY STRIKING AND REPEATING CARRIAGE CLOCK

    JAMES MCCABE, NO. 2833, LONDON. CIRCA 1850

    Price Realised  

    A VICTORIAN GIANT PATINATED-BRASS EIGHT DAY STRIKING AND REPEATING CARRIAGE CLOCK
    JAMES MCCABE, NO. 2833, LONDON. CIRCA 1850
    CASE: reeded handle above bevelled glass panel set with repeat button, volutes to front angles, glazed side panels, shuttered solid rear door with strike/silent and regulation DIAL: engraved and silvered dial, subsidiary seconds, signed 'JAMES MCCABE/ROYAL EXCHANGE/LONDON/2833', blued steel hands MOVEMENT: twin chain fusees, large gilt platform with monometallic balance to under-slung lever escapement, rack strike/trip repeat on gong, repeat signature to back plate; original brass-bound mahogany travel box with recessed brass handle, articulated sliding front cover, repeat signature to bone plaque
    8¾ in. (22 cm.) high, handle down; 6¾ in. (17 cm.) wide; 5¾ in. (14.5 cm.) deep


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    An almost identical clock, No. 3099, is illustrated, Derek Roberts, Carriage and Other Travelling Clocks, Atglen, 1993, p. 300, fig. 20-17.
    James McCabe was apprenticed to Reid and Auld, Edinburgh and became Free of the Clockmakers' Company in 1822. He continued his father's business in The Royal Exchange, London and established strong trading relationships in India, exporting large numbers of clocks and watches.

    Provenance

    Sold, Christie's London, 15 September 2004, lot 3.


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