4 July 2007
An unusual Victorian giant double-dial world time hanging timepiece
J. Dwerryhouse & Co., Liverpool. Late 19th/early 20th century
The moulded frame formerly with suspension bracket, each white painted dial signed in the central chapter ring J. DWERRYHOUSE & DCFO. LTD./LIVERPOOL, circled by subsidiary dials for Paris, Berlin, Tokyo, Moscow, Calcutta, Hong Kong, Melbourne (all designated Fast), Toronto, Chicago, Philadelphia, New York, Buenos Aires (all designated Slow), formerly mechanical movement adapted with an electrical one
32½ in. (82 cm.) diameter
Christie's London, The Royal and Sun Alliance Collection, 19 May 2005, lot 187.
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Cedric Jagger, Royal Clocks, The British Monarchy and its Timekeepers, Hale, 1983, p.215, fig.282.
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