6 December 2006
A George III small ebonised striking table clock
Allam & Clements, London. Circa 1770
The case with brass handle and urn finials to bell top, brass-lined and silk-backed pierced sound frets to the sides, brass mouldings to the front angles and brass sound frets to the brass-lined front door, the stepped base on brass bracket feet, the 5 in. wide brass dial with foliate spandrels to a silvered Roman and Arabic chapter ring, matted centre with date aperture, signed on the shallow silvered arch Allam & Clements/London, flanked by strike/silent and regulation subsidiary rings, blued steel hands, the eight day movement with five pillars, twin wire fusees with verge escapement, strike/trip repeat on bell, the back plate with drop-down holdfast and engraved with foliate scrolls and a flowering basket', the case restored; pendulum, winding key, two case keys
12½ in. (32 cm.) high, handle down
Christie's House sale, The Manor House, Ashby St Ledgers, Northamptonshire, 28-29 November 1988, lot 71.
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