21 October 1999
A REGENCY ORMOLU AND PORPHYRY MANTEL CLOCK
Signed Tupman Gt. Russell St. London, circa 1820
The drum-shaped case with an engine-turned dial, signed on the back Tupman. Russell St.ndon, on a rectangular plinth cast with fruiting swags and engine-turned bun feet
7in. (19cm.) high, 4in. (12.5cm.) wide
Purchased from Ayer & Co. (Antiques) Ltd., London, 29 February 1968 (125).
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
The maker is probably either William Tupman (active c. 1806), or James Tupman, recorded as working between 1817-1824.
Ahead of an online sale that honours their close bond, Meredith Etherington-Smith traces the roots of a 40-year collaboration
Francis Bacon's poignant celebration of George Dyer, the artist's most important subject, will star in Christie’s Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale on 17 May