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An English gilt-bronze and silvered gem-set mantel clock
An English gilt-bronze and silvered gem-set mantel clock

BY HOWELL AND JAMES, LONDON, THE DESIGN BY E. FINLEY, FOR THE LONDON 1871 INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION

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An English gilt-bronze and silvered gem-set mantel clock
By Howell and James, London, The design by E. Finley, For the London 1871 International Exhibition
Surmounted by a winged mermaid playing a horn, above the oval body, centred by an enamel dial inscribed Howell James & Co....The Queen London & Paris, the twin-train movement strilking on a bell, surrounded by shells and foliage, flanked to each side by a pierced scroll volute, on a square moulded base, centred by a scallop-shell and coral, flanked to each side by a winged hippocampus, on four feet, the reverse of the case stamped with the Kite Registration mark for February 1871
19 in. (50 cm.) high

Lot Essay

The design for this timepiece is illustrated in the catalogue of 'The 1871 International Exhibition', p. 17.
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