13 December 2000,
Price realised GBP 1,762
GBP 1,000 - GBP 1,500
A Victorian engraved gilt-brass desk timepiece
Third quarter 19th century
The arched case flanked by pilasters and with recessed florally engraved panel below the dial, with supports to the side and sprung swivel support to the base, easel support to the rear with side release catch, keyless wind, a drop-down door with sprung release catch opening to reveal the escapement and hand-set, the silvered dial within a floral trellis frame, with Roman chapter ring and engraved centre, blued steel fleur de lis hands, with signature on a reserve below THO.S COLE, the single barrel movement with vertically positioned lever escapement with plain steel three arm balance
6in. (15cm.) high
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The dial of this clock is signed in the manner of Thomas Cole and the engraving of the case is certainly of a high standard, however there are no apparent Cole numbers on the case.
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PROPERTY FROM A NORTH AMERICAN COLLECTION
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