Charles Frodsham No. 1310

A Victorian ormolu-mounted rosewood month-going spring-driven Exhibition wall regulator.  Circa 1870
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Charles Frodsham No. 1310 A Victorian ormolu-mounted rosewood month-going spring-driven Exhibition wall regulator. Circa 1870

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Charles Frodsham No. 1310

A Victorian ormolu-mounted rosewood month-going spring-driven Exhibition wall regulator. Circa 1870
The arched dial within a wavy-line engraved ormolu bezel, circular silvered Roman chapter ring with blued steel hands, the centre finely engraved with scrolling foliage on a hatched ground and with subsidiary seconds ring below XII, the similarly engraved gilt mask signed in the arch Chas. Frodsham, maker to the Queen, 84, Strand, London 1310, the movement with robust rectangular plates with four double-screwed pillars, the massive chain fusee and barrel with Harrison's maintaining power, the wheel train with five crossings, jewelled pivots to the deadbeat 'scape wheel with unusual counter-balanced anchor and jewelled pallets, the steel-rod pendulum suspended from a brass backboard bracket, steel-cased pendulum bob with engraved calibration scale to the top and capstan pointer swinging against a silver calibrated beat scale engraved Charles Frodsham, 84 Strand, London. [RAD 45ins.], the case with ormolu foliate mounts and finials to the arched top, glazed sides and trunk door with a heavy ormolu foliate entrelac-cast bezel, ormolu caryatids emblematic of the Sciences to the chamfered angles, similar mounts to the concave-moulded base
63 in. (150 cm.) high
Provenance
Christie's, London, The Vitale Collection of Highly Important European Clocks, Part II, lot 262, sold to the present owner
Literature
Illustrated Antiquarian Horology, No. 2, Vol. 22, Summer 1995, p. 101
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Lot Essay

A remarkably similar clock numbered 1720 sold in these rooms, the property of The Richard Ormonde Shuttleworth Charitable Trust, lot 290, 30 June 1993 for £70,000 ($105,000)
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