London, South Kensington
13 July 2005
A Victorian eight-day marine chronometer, circa 1885
With later purpose-made brass-mounted and inlaid coromandel box with recessed side handles and signature plaque to the front, brass bowl and gimbal, the 12 cm. diameter silvered Roman dial with 8-day up/down ring, signed T.R. RUSSELL,/MAKER TO THE QUEEN,/18, CHURCH ST.T LIVERPOOL./NO. 2315, subsidiary seconds ring centred by engraved crown and VR/BY APPOINTMENT, gold hands and blued steel subsidiary hands, reverse chain fusee with chain guard to sub assembly for Earnshaw type escapement with cut bimetallic balance and Poole's auxiliary, blued steel helical balance spring, all plates spot-finished, movement and bowl numbered 4577 -- 8¼ in. (21 cm.) square, the box
Sotheby's London, Important Clocks, 19 December 2000, lot 218.
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