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DONNINGTON PRIORY

THE HOROLOGICAL WORKING LIBRARY OF CHARLES ALLIX

FINE CLOCKS, BAROMETERS AND SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS

Wednesday 22nd February 2012


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CLOCKS & SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS

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COUNTRY SPORTING

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Charlie Murphy

DECORATIVE ARTS

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ENGLISH & CONTINENTAL CERAMICS

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FURNITURE

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Emma Middleton

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JEWELLERY, SILVER,WATCHES

& OBJECTSOF VERTU

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David Rees Director, Silver & Objects of Vertu

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Beth West

BOOKS & MANUSCRIPTS

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Dido Arthur Art & Architecture, Private Press & Illustrated

Justin Phillips Continental & Early Printing

Simon Luterbacher Manuscripts & English Literature

Clive Moss Children’s Books

Max Hasler Modern First Editions

Hannah Usher Books

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PICTURES AND MAPS

Robert Hall

Richard Carroll

MODERN & CONTEMPORARY ART & PRINTS

Alexander Hayter International Head of Contemporary Art

Ross Thomas

Shane Xu

Mary McCarthy Director, Urban & Contemporary Art

PHOTOGRAPHS

Sarah Wheeler

John Cumming (Consultant)

CLOCKS & SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS

Leighton Gillibrand Director

FURNITURE & ORIENTAL CARPETS

Richard Madley Director

Kate Hannah

Haley Pearson

MEDALS & MILITARIA

Malcolm Claridge

PICTURES

Mary McCarthy Director, Urban & Contemporary Art

SILVER & JEWELLERY

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BOOKS & MANUSCRIPTS

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Silvia Ferrini Senior Book Specialist & Office Manager

19TH & 20TH CENTURY ART

Luca Santori Head of Department

OLD MASTER PAINTINGS

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MODERN & CONTEMPORARY ART

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JEWELLLERY, WATCHES AND SILVER

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Claudia Pozzati Administrator

PICTURES

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James James-Crook Modern British & Irish Paintings & Sculpture

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WINE

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POSTERS

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TOYS, COLLECTABLES,

RAILWAYANA & BOOKS

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ADMINISTRATION

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PHOTOGRAPHS

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FINE & RARE WINES

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THE HOROLOGICAL

WORKING LIBRARY

OF CHARLES ALLIX

FINE CLOCKS,

BAROMETERS

AND SCIENTIFIC

INSTRUMENTS

Wednesday 22nd February 2012, 1pm


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person, by leaving a commission or absentee bid, on the

telephone where available and live via the internet – please make

arrangements before the sale.

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details at reception prior to the commencement of the auction.

You will then be allocated a bidding number, which you use when

bidding for an item.

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attend the sale. Commission or absentee bids are accepted either

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Dreweatts will add these bids to the auctioneers’ sale book and

will undertake to purchase the lots on your behalf as cheaply as

allowed by other bids and reserves.

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commission bids, or for any errors or omissions.

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Condition reports are available on request – see the Conditions of

Business at the back of this catalogue for more information

regarding condition reports. Requests for condition reports must

be submitted by 4pm on the day prior to the auction.

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IMPORTANT NOTICES

Please see Conditions of Business and Conditions of Sale at the back of this catalogue

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obtain a receipt acknowledging payment. Collection of the

purchased lots is at the purchaser’s risk and expense and whilst

Dreweatts do not provide packing and despatch service we can

suggest some carriers.

Dreweatts also require that all purchased items are collected within

three days of the sale to avoid a storage charge being applied.

Storage Charges

All items of furniture and larger works of art not collected by

5.30pm on the Tuesday of the week following the sale will be

automatically removed to commercial storage and subject to a

minimum storage charge of £20 (plus VAT) per lot and to a further

storage charge of £2 (plus VAT) per lot per part or full day

thereafter. These charges will be the sole liability of the purchaser

and will be billed directly to them by Stones Storage Solutions

Limited.

On payment of all sales and storage costs, items will be

available for collection by appointment from Stones Storage

Solutions Limited, tel: 01249 817334.

These charges are set by Stones Storage Solutions Limited, we

recommend that you contact them directly regarding queries

relating to these charges and other questions relating to storage.

Staff at the saleroom will be unable to answer questions relating

to items that have been removed from the saleroom.

Further Information

The colours printed in this catalogue are not necessarily a true

reflection of the actual item.

All weights and measures given in the catalogue should be

regarded as approximate.

Valuation Services

Dreweatts provides a range of confidential and professional

valuation services to private clients, solicitors, executors, estate

managers, trustees and other professional partners. These

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family division or for tax purposes. For more information, please

see our website: www.dnfa.com.

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Parking is available at Donnington Priory in two car parks on

either side of the saleroom.


Online bidding for this sale:

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There is no surcharge for using this service

Visit our website for current catalogues, colour illustrations

of major lots and a word search service: www.dnfa.com

Buyer’s premium is charged per lot at 22% plus VAT (26.4%)

of the hammer price up to £300,000, and 12% plus VAT (14.40%)

on the hammer price in excess of £300,000

Illustrations – Front cover: lot 132 | Back cover: lots 258, 155, 159 & 160 | Title page: lot 134 | Above: lot 103

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THE HOROLOGICAL

WORKING LIBRARY

OF CHARLES ALLIX

Lots 1-138 incl. | Sale No. 13514

FINE CLOCKS,

BAROMETERS AND

SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS

Lots 150-264 incl. | Sale No. 13515

Wednesday 22nd Febuary 2012, 1pm

Specialist

Leighton Gillibrand

lgillibrand@dnfa.com

Viewing

Friday 17th February 2012

9.00 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.

Saturday 18th February 2012

9.00 a.m. - 12.30 p.m.

Monday 20th February 2012

9.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.

Tuesday 21st February 2012

9.00 a.m. - 4.30 p.m.

Day of sale from 8.30 a.m.

Additional viewing for library only strictly by appointment at:

Bloomsbury Auctions

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London W1S 1PP

Monday 6th February to Thursday 9th February 2012

9.30 a.m. - 5.30 p.m.

For appointments contact: Dido Arthur 020 7495 9494

darthur@bloomsburyauctions.com

Catalogues £10 (£12, $22, €18 by post)

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THE HOROLOGICAL

WORKING LIBRARY

OF CHARLES ALLIX


THE WORKING LIBRARY OF CHARLES ALLIX

DONNINGTON PRIORY

Charles Allix was the foremost dealer in watches in the United Kingdom until 1972. He also

ran the finest horological bookshop from his home at Bradbourne Farmhouse in Sevenoaks.

He took over the business from Malcolm Gardner of Earnshaw Street W1 whose catalogues

had been issued since 1932. These he continued and elaborated and remarkable they were,

including that of the wholly exceptional library of Professor Torrens of Dublin whom he knew

very well. They are still a joy to peruse, often, now, with considerable envy, considering the

provenance of some of the publications. For a brief period until 1996 he produced, with others,

catalogues of interest. All of these, throughout all these years, have produced a wealth of

information of exceptional use.

Charles also acted as a dealer and as a consultant. His knowledge is unrivalled, covering a

vast area of horological history. He wrote the definitive book on carriage clocks published in

1974 and has also written many learned articles in Antiquarian Horology, journal of the

Antiquarian Horological Society – he was on the Society's council for many years. His

articles are written so very, very well, always authoritative and erudite and expressed so

beautifully that even an amateur would understand, and with a real sense of the joy of

discovery and with a wit and dexterity which is so refreshing, never at the expense of content.

There is no-one of serious horological knowledge that he does not know and who does not

rely on his judgement. His memory is prodigious and almost nothing escapes his attention -

a beady eye indeed and an immensely shrewd assessment.

Now that he has retired, Charles feels that it is time to part with the remaining elements of

his library and much valuable research documentation. Quite apart from the so valuable and

interesting pieces relating to John Harrison, this should present a field day for those of us

who value his judgement so highly (as I especially do) and who will simply enjoy owning

something from such an eminent library.

John Cheetham, January 2012

Being a working library the books contain many annotations in Charles Allix's and other hands,

and have numerous cuttings, notes, photocopies etc. tipped in or loosely inserted.

Some also contain the signature of Charles Allix.

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Abbott (Francis)

A TREATISE ON THE MANAGEMENT OF PUBLIC CLOCKS, PARTICULARLY

CHURCH CLOCKS, with hints for their improvement, and means

for regulating them, second edition, 4 engraved plates, 3pp.

advertisements at end, plates lightly foxed and water-stained,

modern cloth, [Bromley 1; Tardy p.7; no edition earlier than third

in British Library], 8vo, [1838].

£60-80

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2

Allexandre (Dom Jacques)

TRAITÉ GÉNÉRAL DES HORLOGES, FIRST EDITION, 4 folding tables (one

mounted on modern stub), 27 folding engraved plates, 3pp.

privilege at end, title with old ink inscription (partly crossed out,

part torn and repaired with sticky tape) and trimmed at inner

margin and mounted on stub, a few preliminary leaves slightly

defective at lower outer corner and repaired (no loss to text),

occasional spotting, one plate with light damp-staining, modern

calf-backed marbled boards, red morocco labels, [Baillie p.180;

Bromley 10; Tardy p.10], 8vo, Paris, Hippolyte-Louis and Jacques

Guerin, 1734.

*** A general treatise on timekeepers dealing with dialling,

pendulums, true solar time clocks, turret clocks and watches,

and including a detailed bibliography of works on dialling, waterclocks

and wheel clocks.

£400-600

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Allix (Charles)

NOTEBOOK, manuscript, numerous pp., 15 WATCHMAKERS TRADE

CARDS, LETTERS, DRAWINGS AND OTHER EPHEMERA tipped-in, some

browned, slightly creased, some pp. stained, new endpapers,

modern morocco-backed cloth, 8vo, 8th July 1949 - 2003.

*** Notes by Allix and others and extracts include: “Salt Bath

for Steel”; “Balance Dimensions - Knudson”; “Clock Cases...

Clocks”; “Micrometer”; “Standard Guage For Watch Hands.

R. Haswell & Sons... Clerkenwell” etc.

£200-300

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Allix (Charles)

CARRIAGE CLOCKS: THEIR HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT, reprint,

illustrations, original cloth, dust-jacket, spine very slightly faded,

4to, Woodbridge, 1989; with a large quantity of research material

for the book in several box files, plus illustrations,

correspondence, proofs etc. relating to the publication, and

some other material, v.s. (5 boxes)

£300-400

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Antiquarian Horological Society.

ANTIQUARIAN HOROLOGY AND THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE ANTIQUARIAN

HOROLOGICAL SOCIETY, vol.1-32 in c.170 and including all the

supplements and indices, illustrations, vol.1-9 from the library of

H.Quill and with a few notes bound in or loosely inserted, bound

in modern grey buckram, spines a little faded, vol.10-30 in

original wrappers, indices to vol.1-10 bound together in modern

half morocco, others original wrappers, plus a few duplicates or

extras, [Bromley 18], 4to, 1953-2010; sold as a periodical, not

subject to return (c.180)

*** An excellent run, scarce with all the supplements. Without

the society’s first publication, The Design of English Domestic

Clocks 1660-1700 by Dowson, but this is not included in the Index.

£400-600

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Antiquarian Horological Society.

HOROLOGICAL MASTERWORKS: ENGLISH SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY

CLOCKS FROM PRIVATE COLLECTIONS, 2003; Time & Place: English

Country Clocks 1600-1840, 2007 § Dawson (Percy G.) and others.

Early English Clocks, reprint, Woodbridge, 1994 § Darken (J.) and

John Hooper. English 30 Hour Clocks: Origin and Development,

1600-1800, Woking, 1997, illustrations, some colour, the first two

original pictorial wrappers, Ticehurst, the others original cloth or

boards with dust-jackets; and 2 others, 4to (6)

£100-150

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Arnold (John).- Reid (Susan Esther, engraver)

MR JOHN ARNOLD, mezzotint portrait after R.Davy, a worn restrike,

c.360 x 260mm., framed and glazed, [c.1790, but later]; with a

lithograph of Louis Moinet and a photograph with signature at

foot of Arthur Paul Walsh, London clockmaker (3)

£250-350

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Baillie (G.H.)

CLOCKS AND WATCHES: AN HISTORICAL BIBLIOGRAPHY, AUTHOR’S

CORRECTED AND ANNOTATED PROOF COPY, photograph of the author

tipped in at beginning, 1950; Watchmakers and Clockmakers of

the World, second edition, 1947 § [Lengellé (Henri)], “Tardy”.

Bibliographie Générale de la Mesure du Temps..., one of 150

copies, original upper wrapper bound in, Paris, [1947];

Dictionnaire des Horlogers Français, 2 vol., original wrappers,

rubbed, Paris, 1971 § Bromley (John) The Clockmakers’ Library:

The Catalogue of the Books and Manuscripts in the Library of

the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers, original cloth, gilt,

spine faded, dust-jacket, 1971 § Abeler (J.) Meister deer

Uhrmacherkunst, original cloth, dust-jacket, Dusseldorf, 1977,

the first three all Malcolm Gardner’s copies interleaved with

extensive notes and ephemera tipped in or loosely inserted, by

Gardner and with additions by Charles Allix, cloth, the second

and third rebacked preserving old spines, rubbed and faded;

and 7 others, horological bibliography & reference including a

first edition of the first, and a bundle of pamphlets etc., v.s.

(c.25)

£150-200

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Bassermann-Jordan (Dr. Ernst)

DIE GESCHICHTE DER RÄDERUHR unter besonderer

berücksichtigung der Uhren des Bayerischen

Nationalmuseums, FIRST EDITION, 24 photogravure plates,

illustrations, light marginal staining but mostly to text, affecting

lower outer corner of first few plates but otherwise clean, modern

cloth, [Abeler p.57; Tardy p.24], folio, Frankfurt am Main, 1905.

*** Scarce work on automaton clocks.

£200-300

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Bassermann-Jordan (Dr. Ernst)

ALTE UHREN UND IHRE MEISTER, frontispiece, illustrations, some

colour, small old ink stamp on verso of title, bookplate of Joseph

Sternfeld, original cloth, upper cover titled in gilt and with

illustration in black, spine with typed paper label and slightly

faded, a little rubbed, lower cover warped, [Abeler p.57; Tardy

p.24], 4to, Leipzig, 1926.

£80-120

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Berthoud (Ferdinand).- Cardinal (C.) and others.

FERDINAND BERTHOUD 1727-1807: Horloger Mécanicien du Roi et

de la Marine, La Chaux-de-Fonds, 1984 § Berthoud (Ferdinand)

Essai sur l’Horlogerie, 2 vol., facsimile reprint of 1786 edition,

Nancy, 1978; Histoire de la Mesure du Temps par les Horloges,

2 vol., facsimile reprint of 1802 edition, Nancy, 1976, illustrations,

original boards; and 8 others on Ferdinand Berthoud, pamphlets

and photocopies, 4to & 8vo (13)

£150-200

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Breguet (Abraham-Louis).- Salomons (Sir David Lionel)

BREGUET. (1747-1823),with Supplement and Addenda to Appendix

bound in at end, FIRST EDITION, one of 1000 copies, errata leaf

tipped in at beginning, portrait and plates, tissue guards, with list

of Breguet watches in L.A.Mayer Memorial Foundation and list of

watch serial numbers in Salomons collection loosely inserted,

Weston bookplate, contemporary vellum-backed boards, giltstamped

red roan label on spine (a little rubbed), lightly soiled

and faded, with original blue printed wrappers bound in, [Bromley

752-753; Tardy p.221], for the Author, 1921; and the 3 vol. Christie’s

1964-65 auction catalogue of the Salomons Breguet collection

with prices and notes in manuscript, 8vo & 4to (4)

£150-200

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Breguet (Abraham-Louis).- Salomons (Sir David Lionel)

BREGUET. (1747-1823), translated by Louis Desoutter, FIRST

FRENCH EDITION, portrait and plates, tissue guards, CECIL

CLUTTON’S COPY with his signature on front free endpaper and

several letters etc. loosely inserted including Lilian Adam to

Col.Quill, Clutton to Quill, Bruton to Quill etc., also photocopy of

Allix’s list of analysis of watches in the English and French

editions, some items in text marked “J” (i.e.Mayer watches in

Jerusalem), original cloth, very slightly rubbed at edges, [Bromley

754; Tardy p.221], for the Author, 1923; and another on the

Breguet centenary of 1923, 8vo (2)

£100-150

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Breguet (Abraham-Louis).- Daniels (George)

THE ART OF BREGUET, London & New York, 1975 § Art of Breguet

(The): An Important Collection of 204 Watches, Clocks and

Wristwatches..., sale catalogue, many folding leaves, Geneva,

Hapsburg, 1991, illustrations, some colour, original cloth or

boards, dust-jackets, very slightly rubbed and faded; and 6 others

relating to Breguet including a copy of the Breguet Museum

Catalogue, 4to & 8vo (8)

£100-150

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Breguet (Abraham-Louis).-

BRONZE BUST OF BREGUET, after Jean-Antoine Houdon, c.255 x 135

x 130mm, [20th century].

£250-350

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British Horological Institute.

HOROLOGICAL JOURNAL (THE): THE SPECIAL ORGAN OF THE BRITISH

HOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE, vol.1-51 bound in 20, second edition of

vol.1 (with drop-head title), tables, some folding, plates and

illustrations, THOMAS D.WRIGHT’S COPY with his ink signature in

many volumes and some ephemera loosely inserted particularly

notes concerning Karrusel trains, first leaf of vol.1 browned and

slightly defective at inner margin with loss of a few letters, a few

vol. with light marginal water-staining, some with central crease

where previously folded, modern cloth, roan label, [Bromley 451],

1858-1921; and vol.52-54 & 63 in old red cloth (some internal

water-staining, cloth rubbed and faded), and a few odd issues in

original wrappers, 8vo & 4to; sold as a periodical, not subject to

return (sm.qty)

£1,500-2,000

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Britten (F.J.)

OLD CLOCKS AND WATCHES & THEIR MAKERS, third edition, PRIZE

COPY AWARDED TO J.E.HASWELL BY THE BRITISH HOROLOGICAL

INSTITUTE WITH PRESENTATION SIGNED BY H.OTTO facing title, old

photographs of horologists loosely inserted (Britten, T.D.Wright

etc.), contemporary red morocco, gilt, spine gilt with tan

morocco label, g.e., spine slightly faded, 1911 § Haswell (J.Eric)

Horology, 4pp. A.L.s. from D.S.Torrens to Haswell loosely

inserted, modern cloth, 1928 § [Fritts (C.E.)], “Excelsior”. A

Practical Treatise on the Balance Spring, advertisements at end,

a few leaves loose and frayed at edges, bookplate of A.J.Frey,

hinges weak, original cloth, New York, 1876 § Beckett (E., Lord

Grimthorpe) A Rudimentary Treatise on Clocks, Watches, &

Bells for Public Purposes, with several letters & ephemeral items

loosely inserted, original pictorial cloth, gilt, rubbed, rebacked

preserving old faded spine, 1903, some plates and illustrations;

and 15 others, 8vo & 4to (19)

£100-150

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Brusa (Giuseppe)

L’ARTE DELL’OROLOGERIA IN EUROPA: Sette Secoli di Orologi

Meccanici, second edition, one of 2000 copies, upper hinge

broken, original cloth, dust-jacket, Busto Arsizio, 1982; La

misura del tempo: L’antico splendore dell’orologeria italiana

dal XV al XVIII secolo, original pictorial wrappers, Castello del

Buonconsiglio, 2005, illustrations, some colour; and a small

quantity of others, Italian, mostly issues of La Voce di Hore, 4to

& 8vo (c.40)

£100-150

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Catalogues.- Antiquorum.

A QUANTITY OF AUCTION CATALOGUES OF CLOCKS, WATCHES ETC.,

illustrations, original wrappers, 4to, Geneva, v.d. (2 boxes)

£100-150

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Catalogues.- Christie’s.

A QUANTITY OF AUCTION CATALOGUES OF CLOCKS, WATCHES ETC.,

illustrations, original wrappers, 4to, v.d. (a box)

£100-150

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Catalogues.- Phillips/Bonhams.

A QUANTITY OF AUCTION CATALOGUES OF CLOCKS, WATCHES ETC.,

illustrations, original wrappers, 4to, v.d. (a box)

£100-150

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Catalogues.- Sotheby’s.

HONEYMAN COLLECTION (THE) OF SCIENTIFIC BOOKS AND

MANUSCRIPTS, 7 vol., sale catalogue, illustrations, price lists

loosely inserted or tipped in, original wrappers, spines slightly

faded, Sotheby’s, 1978; and a quantity of other Sotheby’s auction

catalogues on clocks, watches etc., 4to & 8vo (a box)

£120-180

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Catalogues.- Gardener (Malcolm)/ Charles Allix.

A QUANTITY OF DEALERS’ CATALOGUES OF HOROLOGICAL BOOKS,

illustrations, original wrappers, v.d.; and a quantity of other

catalogues etc., 8vo & 4to (2 boxes)

£100-150

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Cescinsky (Herbert)

THE OLD ENGLISH MASTER CLOCKMAKERS AND THEIR CLOCKS,

contemporary tan morocco ruled in gilt with title and initials

“E.B.” in gilt on upper cover, spine gilt, g.e., a little rubbed and

stained, [1938] § Cescinsky (H.) and Malcolm R.Webster. English

Domestic Clocks, water-stained, some leaves stuck together at

foot, prospectus loosely inserted, modern half morocco, spine

gilt, t.e.g., 1913 § Baillie (G.H.) Watchmakers and Clockmakers

of the World, original cloth, spine gilt, recased, new endpapers,

1929 § Britten’s Old Clocks and Watches and their

Makers...Seventh Edition by G.H.Baillie, C.Clutton and

C.A.Ilbert, original cloth, spine faded, 1956 § Lloyd (H.Alan) The

Collector’s Dictionary of Clocks, modern cloth, 1964,

illustrations; and 4 others on clocks, 4to & 8vo (9)

£150-200

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Chapiro (Adolphe)

LA MONTRE FRANçAISE DU XVIE SIÈCLE JUSQU’À 1900, 1991;

Jean-Antoine Lépine, Horloger (1720-1814): Histoire de

développement de l’horlogerie en France, de 1760 à l’Empire,

1988, illustrations, some colour, original cloth, dust-jackets,

Paris; and a small bundle of pamphlets by the same, 4to & 8vo (4)

£150-200

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Chapuis (Alfred)

HISTOIRE DE LA PENDULERIE NEUCH‚TELOISE old ink inscription at head

of half-title, Paris and Neuchâtel, [1917]; Pendules Neuchâteloises:

Documents nouveaux, SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY TO “MONSIEUR

CHARLES CONSTANTIN Chef d’une Maison qui fit taut pour la belle

horlogerie, hommage cordial...”, Neuchatel, 1931, FIRST EDITIONS,

plates, some colour, illustrations, leaves a little wrinkled by damp

causing colour plates in the first to bleed slightly onto facing text,

uniform modern cloth, [Tardy p.57], 4to (2)

£200-300

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Chapuis (Alfred) and Gustave Loup.

LA MONTRE “CHINOISE”, FIRST EDITION, 33 plates, some colour,

illustrations, leaves a little wrinkled by damp, very light staining

on title from frontispiece (now bound following title), modern half

crimson morocco over marbled boards, spine gilt with pink calf

labels, t.e.g., others uncut, original illustrated wrappers bound in,

[Bromley 150; Tardy p.57], 4to, Neuchatel, 1919.

*** Scarce.

£150-200

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Chapuis (Alfred)

MONTRES ET …MAUX DE GENÈVE: ...Collection H.Wilsdorf, number

334 of 900 copies, tipped-in colour plates, tissue guards, modern

cloth, [Bromley 149], 4to, Lausanne, 1944.

£100-150

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Chapuis (Alfred)

DE HOROLOGIIS IN ARTE: L’Horloge et la Montre à travers les

Ages..., illustrations, EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with T.L.s. from the

author, photographs, postcards, prospectus and related

ephemera bound in or loosely inserted, light damp-staining to

inner margin at beginning, modern cloth, [Bromley 146], 4to,

Lausanne, 1954.

£100-150

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30

Clockmakers’ Company.- Atkins (S.E.) and

William Henry Overall.

SOME ACCOUNT OF THE WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF CLOCKMAKERS OF

THE CITY OF LONDON, mounted actual photograph, wood-engraved

plates and illustrations, some foxing, Member’s copy with

bookplate made out in the name of J.J.Stockall on front

pastedown, pencil signature of Charles Allix at head of title,

hinges a little weak, original cloth, gilt, spine ends a little frayed,

split to upper joint, [Bromley 27; Tardy p.19], 8vo, privately printed,

1881.

£150-200

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Clockmakers’ Company.-

REGISTER OF APPRENTICES OF THE WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF

CLOCKMAKERS OF THE CITY OF LONDON... 1631 to...1931,

compiled...by Charles Edward Atkins..., FIRST EDITION, colour

frontispiece, plates, pencil signature of Charles Allix on front free

endpaper, original cloth, gilt, slightly rubbed, [Bromley 194; Tardy

p.63], 8vo, privately printed, 1931.

£150-200

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Clockmakers’ Company.-

CATALOGUE OF THE MUSEUM..., third edition, original cloth, gilt,

[Bromley 184], 1949 § Clutton (Cecil) and George Daniels. Clocks

and Watches: The collection of the Worshipful Company of

Clockmakers, pencil signature of Charles Allix and note “Given

to me by Col.H.Quill Guildhall 10 Nov 75. C.A.” on front free

endpaper and with some annotations, 1975 § Bromley (John) The

Clockmakers’ Library: The Catalogue of the Books and

Manuscripts..., A.L.s. from the author to Col. H.Quill concerning

bibliographical points tipped to half-title, 1977, the last two with

illustrations, some colour, in original cloth with dust-jackets,

spines slightly faded; and c.25 others concerning the

Clockmakers’ Company, mostly lists etc., 8vo & 4to (c.30)

£80-120

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Clutton (Cecil) and George Daniels.

WATCHES, PROOF COPY WITH EXTENSIVE PENCIL CORRECTIONS AND

ANNOTATIONS BY D.S.TORRENS, DAVID EVANS AND CHARLES ALLIX and

interleaved with much additional material (photographs, plates,

correspondence, notes, articles etc.), modern cloth, 1965 §

[Lengellé (Henri)], “Tardy”. La Montre..., 3 parts in 1 vol., cloth,

original wrappers bound in, Paris, 1951-53 § Baillie (G.H.)

Watches: Their History, Decoration and Mechanism, 1929 §

Jaquet (E.) and Alfred Chapuis. Technique and History of the

Swiss Watch, revised edition, 1970 § Cuss (T.P.Camerer) The

Camerer Cuss Book of Antique Watches, reprint, Woodbridge,

1994, the last three with plates or illustrations, original cloth, the

third recased, the last two with dust-jackets, one a little frayed;

and 3 others and a bundle of pamphlets, photocopies etc. on

watches and watchmaking, 4to & 8vo (small qty)

£150-200

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Crom (Theodore R.)

HOROLOGICAL SHOPTOOLS 1700 TO 1900, Melrose, Fl., 1980 §

Dane (E.Surrey) Peter Stubs and the Lancashire Hand Tool

Industry, Altrincham, 1973 § Wyke (John, of Liverpool) A

Catalogue of Tools for Watch and Clock Makers, edited by Alan

Smith, facsimile reprint, Charlottesville, Va., 1978, illustrations,

original cloth or boards, the last two with dust-jackets, slightly

rubbed; and c.15 others on horological tools including some

trade catalogues and some facsimiles, v.s. (c.20)

£150-200

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35

Cumming (Alexander)

THE ELEMENTS OF CLOCK AND WATCH-WORK, Adapted to Practice.

In Two Essays, FIRST EDITION, second issue, dedication leaves

bound in reverse order, lacking Q3 (part-title to second essay),

with 15 folding engraved plates only (of 16, lacking plate 15,

supplied in loosely inserted photocopy), errata leaf at end, lightly

soiled, one or two plates frayed and reinforced at fore-edge,

modern half morocco, spine ruled in gilt with red calf labels,

[Baillie p.270; Bromley 218; Tardy p.68], 4to, [by J.Hughes] for the

Author..., 1766.

*** The author was a mathematician, mechanic and clockmaker

from Edinburgh who worked in London and was one of the

examiners of Harrison’s longitude watch. This is his first book, one

of 2 issues published in the same year, this with an errata leaf.

£300-400

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Derham (William)

THE ARTIFICIAL CLOCK-MAKER. A Treatise of Watch and Clock-

Work..., fourth edition, corrected (i.e. fifth edition), with folding

engraved plate of music but lacking the 2 horological plates

(supplied in facsimile at beginning and end, folding) and 2 tables,

lightly browned, damp-staining to upper portion causing fraying

to upper edge at beginning and end, contemporary sheep, spine

and lower cover defective (repaired), a little worn, [Baillie p.123;

Bromley 261; Tardy p.p.74], 8vo, for J.Knapton, 1759; sold not

subject to return

£80-120

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Dubois (Pierre)

LATRIBUNE CHRONOMÉTRIQUE, SCIENTIFIQUE ET BIOGRAPHIQUE, FIRST

EDITION, 5 plates, 2 folding, wood-engraved illustrations, a little

browned, some foxing, a few pencil annotations, contemporary

roan-backed marbled boards, spine gilt, rubbed, [Bromley 283;

Tardy p.81], 4to, Paris, 1852.

£100-150

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Dubois (Pierre)

COLLECTION ARCHÉOLOGIQUE DU PRINCE PIERRE SOLTYKOFF,

HORLOGERIE..., SIGNED AND INSCRIBED “E.JAMES ESQR. FROM HIS

RESPECTFUL SERVANT PERCY WEBSTER DEC. 1898” on half-title, 20

engraved plates, some foxing, light water-staining towards end,

cloth, original printed wrappers bound in (soiled and slightly

frayed at edges), Paris, 1858 § Galerie Fischer. Uhren-Sammlung

Ernst Sarasin-Vonder M¸hll, Basel, sale catalogue, plates, price

list tipped in at beginning, cloth, roan label on spine (rubbed),

original wrappers bound in, Lucerne, 1948; and 11 others, sale

catalogues of notable horological collections including Maurice

M.Sternberger, Bloch-Pimentel, Henry P.Strause, Palace

Collections of Egypt, Antoine-Feill etc., 4to & 8vo (13)

£150-200

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Earnshaw (Thomas).- Commissioners of Longitude.

EXPLANATIONS OFTIME-KEEPERS, CONSTRUCTED BY MR.THOMAS

EARNSHAW AND THE LATE MR.JOHN ARNOLD, FIRST EDITION, 6

engraved plates, 2 folding (others creased where previously

folded), foxed and stained, some tears mostly to old folds

(repaired), DANIEL BUCKNEY’S COPY presented to him by

G.J.Jenkins with accompanying A.L.s. dated 1898 loosely

inserted, later half calf, rubbed, [Bromley 203; Tardy p.64], 4to,

T.Bensley for Payne and Mackinlay, 1806.

£1,000-1,500

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Earnshaw (Thomas)

LONGITUDE. AN APPEAL TO THE PUBLIC: stating Mr.Thomas

Earnshaw’s Claim to the Original Invention of the Improvements

in his Timekeepers...and his consequent Right to National

Reward, [2 copies], numbers 47 & 194 of 350 facsimile reprints,

illustrations, original rexine-backed boards, transparent wrapper,

BHI, 1986; and a bound photocopy of the first edition, 8vo &

oblong 4to (3)

£80-120

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41

Ellicott (John).- Dunkarton (Robert, engraver)

JOHN ELLICOTT F.R.S. ETAT 67 CLOCKMAKER TO HIS MAJESTY,

mezzotint portrait, a late impression, c.370 x 270mm., light

spotting and water-staining, framed and glazed, [c.1785, but

later].

£150-200

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Erbrich (Klaus)

PRÄZISIONSPENDELUHREN VON GRAHAM BIS RIEFLER, illustrations,

some colour, original boards, dust-jacket, 4to, Munich, 1978.

£100-150

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43

Ferguson (James).- Stewart (Robert, engraver)

JAMES FERGUSON ASTRONOMER F.R.S. AT 66, mezzotint portrait

after John Townsend, scratched letter proof, the title added in

manuscript (ink faded), c.355 x 250mm., trimmed to edge of

image and laid down or remargined, framed and glazed, 1776.

£70-100

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Gardner (Malcolm, horology bookseller, of Earnshaw Street,

London)

2 ADDRESS BOOKS, manuscript & trade cards, numerous pp., some

ff. loose or working loose, browned, 1 vol. original boards

defective, 1 vol. buckram defective, 1950s; and 3 others,

including: Gardner’s Business Diary, Horological book

information and a Glossary of Terms, typescript, 1950s, 4to (5).

£200-300

45

Gélis (Édouard)

L’HORLOGERIE ANCIENNE: Histoire, Décor et Technique, one of 1500

copies, original wrappers, soiled, spine torn and slightly chipped,

Paris, 1949 § Augarde (Jean-Dominique) Les Ouvriers du Temps:

La Pendule à Paris de Louis XIV à Napoléon Ier; Ornamental

Clocks and Clockmakers in Eighteenth Century Paris, one of 90

copies, original cloth, dust-jacket, Geneva, 1996 § Cardinal (C.)

Watchmaking in History, Art and Science: Masterpieces in the

Musée International d’Horlogerie, La Chaux-de-Fonds,

Switzerland, one of 1500 copies, printed on pale blue paper,

Lausanne, 1984 § Diderot & d’Alembert. Encyclopédie, ou

Dictionnaire Raisonne des Sciences, des Arts et des Metiers:

Horlogerie, one of 150 facsimile reprints, original half rexine,

small nicks to spine, Milan, 1971, illustrations, some colour,

some tipped in, a little rubbed; and c.20 others, mostly French

horology, mostly pamphlets etc., v.s. (c.25)

£150-200

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46

Gould (Lt. Commander Rupert T.)

THE BOUNTY’S CHRONOMETER, From sketches made at the R.U.S.

Instn., SIGNED AND DATED BY GOULD, detailed pen and ink drawings

on card, of dial and back plate, balance-cock escapement etc.,

typescript title and figures pasted down, 190 x 290mm., framed

and glazed, October 1920.

*** Gould’s drawings of K2.

Note: “In going order, Oct. 1920.” - Gould.

Taken from Bligh after the Mutiny and sold by the last of the

mutineers in 1804 to the whaler Captain Matthew Folger.

£600-800

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Gould (Lt. Commander Rupert T.)

THE MARINE CHRONOMETER: Its History and Development, FIRST

EDITION, THE AUTHOR’S COPY WITH HIS EXTENSIVE ANNOTATIONS AND

ADDITIONS, frontispiece and plates, a few later notes, postcard

etc. loosely inserted, some slight damp-staining to upper edges,

original cloth, printed dustjacket, defective with large loss, 8vo,

J.D. Potter, 1923; and a small quantity of others, including a

photocopy of the first mentioned, 2 autograph manuscript

notebooks (1 notebook “From his first annotated copy of The

Marine Chronometer”, 1 notebook on Harrison’s clocks,

correspondence to Agar Baugh), D.S. Torrens notes on Gould’s

“Marine Chronometer”, a pamphlet by Gould, The

Reconstruction of Harrison’s First Timekeeper, offprint, 1933,

T.L.s. by Gould to Paul Ditisheim, 8 August 1923, thanking him

for “the Bragnet number of the ‘Journal Suisse d’Horologie’...

and the poster which you sent me is pinned up on the wall of

my workshop, where it now looks down upon Harrison’s no. 2

and no. 3 timekeepers, which Sir Frank Dyson has placed in my

hands for cleaning and repair. I hope to make them both go

again”, and a typescript obituary of Gould by Heinrich Otto,

v.s., v.d. (7).

*** Gould’s The Marine Chronometer is one of the finest books

on horology in the English language.

“Began re-reading and further annotation of this book on 25-X-

40, at Upper Hurdcott, Barford St Martin, near Salisbury. RG

25-X-40... [Foreword] * As originally drafted by the late Sir Frank

Dyson. His Foreword was rather wide of the mark, and (in one or

two places) flatly contradicted the text. I revised it, I’m afraid,

with an unsparing hand. He... accepted all my amendments RG

25-X-40.” - Gould.

£1,000-1,500

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Gould (Lt. Commander Rupert T.)

THE MARINE CHRONOMETER..., reprint, frontispiece and plates, a

few postcards loosely inserted and newspaper cuttings tipped in

at beginning, original cloth, spines slightly rubbed and faded, 8vo,

Holland Press, 1960; and a photocopy of Gould’s annotated first

edition of 1923 (see previous lot), 8vo & oblong folio (2)

£150-200

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49

Graham (George).- Faber (John, engraver)

GEORGE GRAHAM, CLOCK MAKER, mezzotint portrait after

T.Hudson, c.360 x 255mm., lightly soiled with a few small tears at

edges, trimmed close to plate mark and laid down, framed and

glazed, [c.1740].

£250-350

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Green (F.H.)

OLD ENGLISH CLOCKS being a Collector’s Observations on some

Seventeenth Century Clocks, number 44 of 300 copies, tipped-in

illustrations, errata note printed in red and bound in at beginning,

ink correction to p.viii (as usual), original calf-backed green cloth,

uncut, spine rubbed (worn at head and foot), cloth a little faded,

[Bromley 390; Tardy p.114; Taylor & Sewell A205], 4to, Ditchling,

St.Dominic’s Press, 1931.

*** Privately printed for the author.

£300-500

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Grollier de Serviere (Nicolas)

RECUEIL D’OUVRAGES CURIEUX DE MATHEMATIQUE ET DE

MECANIQUE..., second edition, title in red and black with woodcut

ornament, dedication with engraved coat-of-arms and initial,

woodcut head- & tail-pieces, 93 engraved plates (plates 39, 48 & 76

not issued), some light spotting and soiling, short tear to foreedge

of plate 73 just affecting image, small old ink stamp of S

within a star on verso of title, bookplate of A.J.Frey on front free

endpaper, with article on Grollier de Serviere’s clocks by C.Van

Noorden extracted from the ‘Strand Magazine’ of 1896 and

mounted on stub at beginning within brown paper wrappers, part

of old bookseller’s catalogue featuring the work mounted on stub

at end, contemporary vellum, rubbed and soiled, rebacked

preserving old spine, corners repaired, [Baillie p.153; Tardy p.115;

cf. Bromley 397, 1751 edition], 4to, Lyons, David Forey, 1733.

*** A description of the collection of mechanical instruments

formed, and predominantly made, by the author’s grandfather,

Nicolas Grollier de Servière (1593-1686). He was a military

engineer and descendant of Jean Grolier the bibliophile. The

collection included clocks, bridges, locks, water-raising devices,

mills, military engines, a revolving bookcase, wheelchair etc.;

pp.13-33 are concerned with clocks such as falling/rolling ball

and magnetic clocks and include 9 plates.

£600-800

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Gros (Charles)

ÉCHAPPEMENTS D’HORLOGES ET DE MONTRES, FIRST EDITION,

illustrations, lightly browned, old ink stamp on title, ink stamp of

H.Bertram Cox on front free endpaper, also pencil note by Charles

Allix concerning errors of printing in the second edition, modern

morocco-backed cloth, [Tardy p.115], 8vo, Paris, [1913].

*** Scarce.

£80-120

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Harcourt-Smith (Simon)

A CATALOGUE OF VARIOUS CLOCKS, WATCHES, AUTOMATA, and other

miscellaneous objects of European Workmanship dating from

the XVIIIth and the early XIXth Centuries, in the Palace

Museum and the Wu Ying Tien, Peiping, FIRST EDITION, 41 plates,

title browned, light water-staining and wrinkling to some plates,

new tissue guards, modern cloth, original green printed wrappers

bound in (a little discoloured and marked), [Bromley 691; Tardy

p.124], 4to, Peiping, Palace Museum, 1933.

*** Very scarce.

£300-400

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Hatton (Thomas)

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE MECHANICAL PART OF CLOCK AND WATCH

WORK. FIRST EDITION, lacking half-title, 17 engraved plates only (of

18, lacking plate at p.326), all but one folding, signed by Charles

Allix “from C.A.Ilbert” in pencil on front free endpaper and with

some pencil marginalia, spotted and soiled, a few small stains,

K7 & 8 torn/slightly defective at lower margin not affecting text,

later half calf, rubbed, [Baillie p.294; Bromley 421; Tardy p.126],

8vo, for T.Longman, and G.Robinson..., 1773.

£300-400

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Hawkins (John)

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THOMAS COLE & VICTORIAN CLOCKMAKING, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY

THE AUTHOR TO “CHARLES ALLIX WITH MANY THANKS FOR ALL YOUR

HELP” on title, colour frontispiece, illustrations, a few duplicate

pages extensively annotated by Allix loosely inserted,

contemporary red calf, gilt, g.e., 4to, Sydney, 1975.

£100-150

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Hayard (Michel)

ANTIDE JANVIER 1751-1835: Horloger des étoiles; Celestial

clockmaker, one of 400 copies, text in French and English,

original cloth, Villeneuve-Tolosane, 1995 § Augarde (J.-D.) and

Jean Nérée Ronfort. Antide Janvier: Mécanicien-astronome,

Horloger ordinaire du Roi, original boards, Paris, 1998,

illustrations, some colour; and a small quantity of others on

Janvier, Le Roy etc., mostly pamphlets, photocopies etc., 4to &

8vo (a bundle)

£100-150

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Horology Notebook.- ?R.Haswell & Sons, watchmakers,

of Clerkenwell.

[HOROLOGY], manuscript, 96pp., in pen and pencil, slightly

browned, 2 letters to R. Haswell & Sons loosely inserted, original

half roan, slightly rubbed, sm. 4to, [letters dated 1911 & 1928].

£100-150

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Iden (Walter J.)

FINE & RARE OLD ENGLISH CLOCKS IN THE COLLECTION..., 3 vol., albums with photographs by

Iden mounted on card leaves and with detailed descriptions in ink, tissue guards, with

manuscript index at beginning of vol.1 and introductory leaves to each section,

PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION “TO MALCOM R.WEBSTER, 3 VOLS/ WITH THE COLLECTOR’S

COMPLIMENTS/WALTER J.IDEN/APRIL 1937” on front pastedown of vol.1, original boards

fastened with metal screws, printed label on upper cover of each vol., rubbed, corners

bumped, oblong 4to, 1937 § Dawson (Percy G.) The Iden Clock Collection, one of 1000

copies, pencil annotations by Charles Allix, illustrations, original cloth, dust-jacket,

very slightly rubbed, Woodbridge, 1987, 4to (4)

*** ONE OF ONLY A FEW SETS OF ALBUMS PRODUCED BY THE OWNER, all different. “As his

collection grew and his albums became full, it was his habit to give them away to some

interested or helpful friend and he would then start new ones. The earliest of the albums

known is dated 1936...He spared no expense of either time or money in the preparation

of these sets of albums...In each of the earlier sets there are a number of clocks

illustrated which do not appear in others, suggesting that he, like most collectors,

disposed of a number for various reasons duing the time he was collecting. He took

infinite pains in pasting in the photographs and in annotating them.” Dawson, p.14

£1,000-1,500

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Ilbert Collection.- Gardner (Malcolm)

ILBERT HOROLOGICAL COLLECTION PROBATE VALUATION, 3 vol.

(Clocks; Watches; Watch Movements & Watches), carbonduplicated

manuscript, original cloth-backed wrappers, a little

rubbed, folio, 1956 § Ilbert (C.A.) The Celebrated Collection of

the English and Continental Clocks..., [2 copies], sale catalogue

(never executed, see below), colour frontispiece, illustrations,

original printed boards, slightly soiled, spines a little browned,

Christie’s, Nov.1958, folio & 8vo (5)

*** Possibly unique listing (?maybe a copy in the British

Museum) of the entire Ilbert collection which in 1956 totalled

£44,601 17s including £2500 for printed books; with

correspondence between C.A.Ilbert’s nephew and Charles Allix

concerning a proposed publication of the listing loosely

inserted (never produced).

Courtenay Adrian Ilbert (1888-1956) “became one of the

greatest horological collectors of the twentieth century

and a recognized authority on the subject of antiquarian

horology...Following his death in 1956, Ilbert’s extensive library

of books was bequeathed to the British Horological Institute

and a longcase clock, made by Tompion for the Royal

Observatory at Greenwich, was left to the National Maritime

Museum. When Ilbert’s estate was settled in 1958 his vast

collection was destined for the London salerooms. There were

approximately 2,300 watches and watch movements, 40 marine

chronometers, 210 clocks, including the Drummond Robertson

collection of Japanese clocks, and various prints, horological

tools, watch papers and other items of horological interest.

Following protracted negotiations with the government of the

time, a private donation of £60,000 by Gilbert Edgar, chairman of

the H. Samuel watch retailers and jewellers, and a public

subscription organised by the Clockmakers’ Company, the

entire Ilbert collection was finally purchased for the nation in

December 1958.” British Museum

£500-700

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Imison (John)

THE SCHOOL OF ARTS; OR, AN INTRODUCTION OF USEFUL

KNOWLEDGE..., 2 parts in 1, fourth edition, 24 folding engraved

plates, a little soiled and browned, some plates a little frayed and

defective at edges, all laid down, modern calf, spine with red and

blue calf labels, spine a little faded, [Baillie p.354], for J.Murray

and S.Highley, 1796; and Martin’s ‘Institutiones Horologicae, or,

a Physico-Mathematical Theory of Clock-work’ (pp.361-535 of A

New and Comprehensive System of Mathematical Institutions of

1764) bound in modern cloth-backed boards, 8vo (2)

*** The first includes a chapter on clock-making.

£100-150

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Jürgensen (Urbain)

PRINCIPES GÉNÉRAUX DE L’EXACTE MESURE DUTEMPS PAR LES

HORLOGES, FIRST EDITION, with half-title and table at end but lacking

the 19 plates, p.239 with marginal tear repaired, washed, modern

marbled boards preserving old paper label on spine, green edges,

[Bromley 499; Tardy p.144], Copenhagen, 1805; Principes de

l’Exacte Mesure du Temps par les Horloges, Atlas only, second

edition, 17 engraved plates after Louis Urbain Jürgensen (as

issued despite 19 plates in first edition), some foxing, all waterstained,

original lilac printed wrappers, folded, faded and stained,

a few small tears at edges, [Tardy p.144], oblong folio, Paris and

St.Petersburg, 1838; Allgemeine Grundsätze der genanen

Zeitmessung durch Uhren, lacking plates, severely foxed, exlibrary

copy with old ink stamps, modern half calf, red calf labels,

[Tardy p.144], Leipzig, 1840; and a bound extract of an article by

Charles Kalish on the Jürgensen Dynasty (damp-stained) and a

folder of photocopied material including the 19 plates from the

1805 edition, 4to & oblong folio (5)

£400-600

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LANCASHIRE WATCH COMPANY, LIMITED. PRESCOT, LANCASHIRE.

Its Rise and Progress, printed in blue, Prescot, 1893 § Kelly’s

Directory of he Watch & Clock Trades 1887, fourth edition, 1887 §

Goldsmiths’, Jewellers’, Silversmiths’, Watchmakers’, Opticians’,

and Cutlers’ Directory..., lightly stained, one leaf loose, W.Hogg,

1863, the first with illustrations, the others with advertisements, all

original cloth, rubbed, the last two stained and faded; and a small

quantity of others on regional clock- and watch-makers, many

pamphlets, photocopies etc., 8vo & 4to (sm.qty)

£200-300 62

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Le Roy (Julien).- Moitte (P.E., engraver)

JULIEN LE ROY, HORLOGER DU ROI..., engraved portrait after

Perroneau, c.340 x 270mm., browned, trimmed close to edge of

image, wormtracks filled in at edges not affecting image, framed

and glazed, [c.1760]

£200-300

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Lee (Ronald A.)

THE KNIBB FAMILY: CLOCKMAKERS, number 16 of 1000 copies, list of

subscribers (featuring Charles Allix), illustrations, some colour,

with T.L.s. from the author to Allix tipped in at limitation, copy of

Allix’s obituary notice of Charles Lee for the AHS loosely inserted,

also 2 T.Ls.s. to Allix from Freddie Küng concerning a Knibb

longcase clock, original cloth, gilt-stamped red roan label on

upper cover and spine, dust-jacket a little rubbed, slightly frayed

at spine ends but a very good copy, [Bromley 521], 4to, 1964.

£400-600

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65

Lee (Ronald A.)

THE FIRSTTWELVEYEARS OF THE ENGLISH PENDULUM CLOCK or The

Fromanteel Family and their contemporaries 1658-1670: A Loan

Exhibition..., FIRST EDITION, illustrations, one colour, original

printed wrappers, loosely inserted in publisher’s original cloth

folder, spine very slightly spotted, [Bromley 520], 4to, 1969.

£120-180

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Lee (Ronald A.)

THE FIRSTTWELVEYEARS OF THE ENGLISH PENDULUM CLOCK...,

FIRST EDITION, illustrations, one colour, T.L.s. from the author to

Col.H.Quill loosely inserted, also sheet of notes by Allix concerning

a Fromanteel clock, bound in half red morocco over marbled

boards, original printed wrappers bound in, spine very slightly

soiled,[Bromley 520], 1969; and another Lee catalogue, 4to (2)

£100-150

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[Lengellé (Henri)], “Tardy”.

DICTIONNAIRE DES HORLOGERS FRANÇAIS, 2 parts in 1, light staining

to inner margin of frontispiece and title, cloth, original pictorial

wrappers bound in, 1972; Bibliographie Générale de la Mesure

du Temps, second edition, one of 150 copies, original wrappers,

spine faded, 1980, Paris; and another, 8vo (3)

£80-120

68

Leopold (J.H.)

THE ALMANUS MANUSCRIPT: Staats-und Stadtbibliothek Augsburg

Codex in 2° No. 209 Rome circa 1475-circa 1485, 1971 § Kugel

(Alexis) Spheres: The Art of the Celestial Mechanic, Paris, 2002 §

North (J.D., translator & editor) Richard of Wallingford: An

edition of his writings, 3 vol., Oxford, 1976 § Taylor (E.G.R.) The

Mathematical Practitioners of Tudor & Stuart England 1485-

1714; ...Hanoverian England 1714-1840, together 2 vol., vol.1

reprint, Cambridge, 1968-66 Garcia-Diego (J.A.) Juanelo Turriano:

Charles V’s Clockmaker..., translated by C.D.Ley, original

wrappers (slightly wrinkled), Ticehurst, 1986, illustrations, all but

the last original cloth with dust-jackets, one or two slightly

rubbed and faded; and c.20 others, early horology, science etc.,

mostly pamphlets, v.s. (c.30)

£150-200

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69

Lepaute (Jean André)

TRAITÉ D’HORLOGERIE, contenant tout ce qui est nécessaire pour

bien connoître et pour régler les pendules et les montres, third

edition, half-title, 17 folding engraved plates at end, contemporary

ink signature of ?C.Bond at head of title and Richard Cranch at

head of half-title with a few annotations in ink, some later pencil

annotations by Charles Allix, lightly browned, some soiling and

staining to plates, a few with small tears repaired, modern

buckram, red roan label, spine slightly faded, [Baillie p.275; Tardy

p.159; cf.Bromley 531, 1760 edition], 4to, Paris, Samson, 1767.

*** Describing the mechanism of contemporary clocks and

watches. Lepaute was one of the most important clockmakers

in 18th century France, responsible for the pin-wheel

escapement and one-wheel clock.

£1,000-1,500

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Lloyd (H.Alan)

SOME OUTSTANDING CLOCKS OVER SEVEN HUNDREDYEARS 1250-1950,

1958 § Darken (J.) and John Hooper. English 30 Hour Clocks...1600-

1800, Woking, 1997 § Robinson (Tom) The Longcase Clock,

Woodbridge, 1981 § Bruton (Eric) The History of Clocks and

Watches, New York, 1979 § Thorpe (N.M.) The French Marble Clock,

Colchester, 1990 § Sellink (J.L.) Dutch Antique Domestic Clocks

ca.1670-1870..., Leiden, 1973 § Goodison (Nicholas) English

Barometers 1680-1860, 1969, illustrations, many colour, original cloth

or boards, all but the first with dust-jackets, the fourth also with slipcase;

and c.20 others on clocks, barometers etc., 4to & 8vo (c.25)

£200-300

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Mandey (Venterus)

MECHANIC POWERS: OR, THE MYSTERY OF NATURE AND ART

UNVAIL’D... together, with a Treatise of Circular Motion artificially

fitted to Mechanic use, and the making of Clock-work, and other

Engines..., third edition, advertisement leaf at beginning, 17

folding engraved plates, 5pp. catalogue/errata at end, some plates

rather foxed and browned, one or two soiled and frayed at edges

where previously loose, some spotting to text, bookplate of

Joseph Sternfeld, endpapers browned, contemporary panelled

sheep, corners a little worn, rebacked in calf, rubbed, [Baillie

p.124; Tardy p.169], 4to, for Tho.Shelmerdine, 1709.

£350-450

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Manley (Wilhelm)

NUTZLICHER UNTERRICHT VON SACK-UHREN, third edition, folding

engraved plate, text browned, small stain to foot of title, old ink

stamp of S within a star on verso, bookplate of Joseph Sternfeld,

original boards, rubbed, spine repaired, preserved in modern

cloth drop-back box, [Baillie p.144; Tardy p.169], 12mo, Vienna,

Peter Konrad Monath, 1751.

*** Concerning watch mechanisms, faults and setting a watch

from a sundial. The first edition was reputedly published in

Frankfurt and Leipzig in 1715 and a second edition in Frankfurt

in 1728, with a slightly altered title, but Baillie knows of no

copies of either. Only one copy of the work (this edition) listed

on COPAC, in the National Library of Scotland. “This is a

mysterious book, as there is no known English work from which

it can be translated, nor is there known any William Manley

connected with horology. The book is well written and deserved

its four editions.” Baillie

£400-600

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Martin (Benjamin)

A NEW AND COMPREHENSIVE SYSTEM OF MATHEMATICAL INSTITUTIONS,

Agreeable to the Present State of the Newtonian Mathesis, 2

vol., second edition, 22 folding engraved plates, full-page woodcut

illustration, tables and diagrams, advertisement leaf at end of

vol.2, ROBERT GARDNER’S COPY with his signature dated 1894 on

front free endpapers, ink annotation concerning Smeaton and a

pyrometer at foot of p.433 of vol.2 in chapter XV (on heat and cold

and pendulums), lightly browned, modern half calf, spines

slightly faded, [Baillie p.264; cf. Tardy p.171, 1764 edition], 8vo,

W.Owen and the Author, 1759.

*** Vol.2 includes Institutiones Horologicae, or, a Physico-

Mathematical Theory of Clock-work. “Deals exhaustively with

the theory of pendulums of various kinds and balance springs.

Explains the construction of a clock with Planetarium, Tellurian

and Lunarium.” Baillie.

£300-400

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Mason (Bernard)

CLOCK AND WATCHMAKING IN COLCHESTER ENGLAND: A history of

provincial clockmaking from the fifteenth to the nineteenth

centuries..., FIRST EDITION, illustrations, original cloth, t.e.g., dustjacket,

spine slightly faded, board slip-case, 4to, 1969.

£200-300

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Maurice (Klaus)

DIE DEUTSCHE RÄDERUHR: Zur Kunst und Technik des

mechanischen Zeitmessers im deutschen Sprachraum, 2 vol.,

illustrations, some colour, original cloth, dust-jackets, vol.2 with

short tear and crease to lower edge of rear panel, 4to, Munich, 1976.

£100-150

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Mercer (Vaudrey)

JOHN ARNOLD & SON CHRONOMETER MAKERS 1762-1843, FIRST

EDITION, SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR with

accompanying A.L.s. tipped in at beginning, old photocopy of

Arnold’s patent no.1113 loosely inserted, 1972; The Life and

Letters of Edward John Dent Chronometer Maker..., lacking

front free endpaper, 1977; The Frodshams: The Story of a Family

of Chronometer Makers, 1981, illustrations, very light waterstaining

to lower outer corner of first and last, original boards,

dust-jackets, a little rubbed, the first frayed at edges; and a

bundle of others, ephemera relating to the same including a

Frodsham pamphlet on mercurial compensation pendulums of

1866 and table of latitude and longitude, v.s. (c.10)

£200-300

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77

Moinet (Louis)

NOUVEAUTRAITÉ GÉNÉRAL ASTRONOMIQUE ET CIVIL D’HORLOGERIE

THÉORIQUE ET PRATIQUE..., 2 vol., engraved frontispiece, titles and

51 folding plates mounted on stubs, some light spotting and

marginal water-staining, modern morocco-backed cloth, spines

slightly faded, [cf.Bromley 587 & Tardy p.177, 1848 edition], 8vo,

Paris, chez l’Auteur-Editeur, 1844.

*** According to Charles Allix this is an unrecorded edition

issued prior to the so-called first edition of 1848, possibly bound

from parts (see signed autograph note by the author bound in

at beginning).

£600-800

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78

[Moore (B.R. & J.)

DESIGNS FOR CLOCKS 1848-49], trade catalogue, no title,

lithographed throughout with 108 designs on 85 sheets, a few

with pencil annotations, occasional spotting or staining, mostly

marginal but one sheet (designs nos.104-105) severely stained

affecting image, pencil notes by Charles Allix on front free

endpaper and letters and copies of relevant information

concerning the origin of the book loosely inserted, modern

morocco-backed cloth, spine titled in gilt, [Not in the British

Library or listed by COPAC], folio, [c.1848].

*** EXCEEDINGLY RARE. Presumably a trade catalogue; cabinet

makers would remove the title and present the work to clients as

a collection of their own designs. The notes and inserted

information indicates that there are 5 known copies: 2 copies in

the British Horological Institute (one which belonged to

C.A.Ilbert, the other presented by a J.Antill in 1949); and 3 others

(Clockmakers’ Company; Dr.Alan Shenton and this Allix copy).

£400-600

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Mudge (Thomas).- Schiavonetti (Luigi, engraver)

THOMAS MUDGE, engraved portrait after Dance, c.230 x 150mm.,

browned, cut down, framed and glazed, [c.1800].

£100-150

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Mudge (Thomas)

A DESCRIPTION...OF THETIME-KEEPER..., facsimile reprint of the 1799

edition, portrait and plates, with manuscript pencil notes by

D.S.Torrens on Mudge’s letters to Count Bruhl loosely inserted,

original cloth, 4to, London and Toronto, 1977.

£60-80

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Nelthropp (Rev. H.L.)

A TREATISE ONWATCH-WORK, PAST AND PRESENT, presentation copy from the author, 1873 §

Glasgow (David) Watch and Clock Making, second edition, 1893 § Saunier (Claudius) The

Watchmaker’s Hand-book, third edition, 1891 § Britten (F.J.) The Watch & Clockmakers’

Handbook, fourth edition, lacking title (supplied in facsimile), 1881; Old Clocks and

Watches & their Makers, sixth edition, 1932, some illustrations, original cloth, the first

pictorial gilt, a little rubbed; and 18 others, watchmaking etc., 8vo & 4to (23)

£100-150

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Nicholson (William)

A JOURNAL OF NATURAL PHILOSOPHY, CHEMISTRY, AND THE ARTS, a bound volume of

extracts concerning horology, several with engraved plates, a few extracts in

facsimile, a little spotted and browned, some leaves loose, modern boards, rubbed

and faded, [cf.Tardy p.183], 8vo, for the Author, 1802-12; sold not subject to return

*** Important collection of articles including Ezekiel Walker on pendulums and

another on longitude, Elliott on repeaters, Whitley Boswell on pendulums,

Thomas Reid on time-keepers, balance spring etc.

£150-200

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[Osterwald (Samuel-Frédéric)]

DESCRIPTION DES MONTAGNES ET DESVALLÉES QUI SONT PARTIE DE LA PRINCIPAUTÉ DE NEUCHATEL

ETVALANGIN, second edition, with final blank, woodcut ornament on title and head- & tailpieces,

small old ink stamp of S within a star on verso of title, lightly browned, old ink

inscription “Dr. Heinrich Duthaler, Basel 1913” at head of front free endpaper, bookplate of

Joseph Sternfeld on front pastedown, contemporary half calf, rubbed, a little worn at

corners and head of spine, label very slightly chipped, 8vo, Neuchatel, Samuel Fauche, 1766.

*** VERY SCARCE ITEM OF BOTH MOUNTAINEERING AND HOROLOGICAL INTEREST, originally issued

in Journal Helvétique in December 1764. Only 2 copies of this first edition in book form

listed on COPAC, in the British Library and the National Library of Scotland.

£750-1,000

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Partington (C.F.)

THE CLOCK AND WATCH-MAKERS’ COMPLETE GUIDE, vignette of clock

dial on title, 2 engraved plates, foxed, ink signature of Charles Allix

on front free endpaper and one or two annotations in ink,

bookseller’s ticket of Malcolm Gardner, old marbled wrappers,

rubbed, spine torn at foot, [Bromley 679; Tardy p.1919; only 4

copies listed on COPAC], for Sherwood, Gilbert & Piper, [c.1825] §

Shirt (William, Watch and Clock Maker) A Table of Trains for

Watches..., single sheet of card printed on both sides, a few

numbers added in ink, very browned and stained, [one copy only

on COPAC, in the British Library], [c.1820] § Haswell & Sons (R.)

Trade Price List, note dated 1921 re pre-war prices loosely

inserted, original cloth-backed printed blue wrappers, spine faded,

[c.1912]; and a small quantity of others, miscellaneous horology,

mostly pamphlets, catalogues, photocopies etc., v.s. (Qty)

£100-200

85

Patent Office.-

ABRIDGMENTS OF THE SPECIFICATIONS RELATING TO WATCHES, CLOCKS,

AND OTHERTIMEKEEPERS, 1858; [...Optical, Mathematical, and

other Philosophical Instruments], lacking title, [1875], together 2

works in 1 vol., some annotations, browned, title of first laid

down, modern cloth, stained, spine faded; and 6 others on

horological patents, some photocopies, v.s. (7)

£60-80

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Perregaux (Charles) and F.-Louis Perrot.

LES JAQUET-DROZ ET LESCHOT, tipped-in colour plates with mounted

tissue guards, illustrations, leaves a little wrinkled and with light

marginal water-staining, modern cloth, original upper printed

wrapper bound in, Neuchatel, 1916 § Jeanneret (F.A.M.) and

J.-H.Bonhôte. Biographie Neuchateloise, 2 vol., light spotting and

marginal water-staining, recased preserving original printed

wrappers, uncut, lightly rubbed and stained, Locle, 1863 § Bachelin

(A.) L’Horlogerie Neuchateloise, 2 heliogravure plates, bookplate

of Joseph Sternfeld, modern cloth, original printed wrappers bound

in (a little soiled), Neuchatel, 1888, [Tardy pp.194, 142 & 20]; and

2 others on Swiss clocks and watches, small folio & 8vo (6)

£150-200

87

Perron (Dr)

HISTOIRE DE L’HORLOGERIE EN FRANCHE-COMTÉ, lightly waterstained,

1860 § Lebon (E.) …tudes Historiques, Morales et

Statistiques sur l’Horlogerie en Franche-Comté, SIGNED

PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR inscribed at head of half-title,

some foxing, 1860 § Mégnin (Georges) Naissance

Développement et Situation actuelle de l’Industrie Horlogère à

Besançon, book-labels of G.C.Williamson and Granville Hugh

Baillie preserved on front free endpaper, 1909, all with old ink

stamp on verso of title, the first two with bookplate of Joseph

Sternfeld, all modern cloth, the second with original printed

wrappers bound in (soiled and laid down) and rubbed, [Tardy

pp.195, 156 & 174], 8vo & 4to, Besançon (3)

£150-200

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88

Pinchbeck (Christopher).- Faber (John, engraver)

CHRISTOPHER PINCHBECK, mezzotint portrait after Isaac Whood,

c.320 x 230mm., creased from folding (fairly unobtrusive), a little

soiled, trimmed just touching image at upper edge, framed and

glazed (early gilt frame), [c.1725].

£80-120

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Plomp (Dr R.)

SPRING-DRIVEN DUTCH PENDULUM CLOCKS 1657-1710, Schiedam,

1979 § van den Ende (Hans) and others. Huygens’ Legacy: The

Golden Age of the Pendulum Clock, Castletown, 2004,

illustrations, many colour, original cloth or boards, dust-jackets,

the first slightly rubbed; and a bundle of 11 others, mostly

pamphlets/notes relating to Huygens, 4to (13)

£100-150

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Poppe (Johann Heinrich Moritz)

AUSFÜRLICHE GESCHICHTE DER THEORETISCH-PRAKTISCHEN

UHRMACHERKUNST, FIRST EDITION, errata leaf at end, a little

browned, contemporary note in ink on rear free endpaper,

contemporary half calf, spine gilt, rubbed, [Abeler p.489;

Bromley 710; Tardy p.201], Leipzig, Koch, 1801.

£150-200

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91

PORTRAIT OF UNKNOWN FRENCHMAN (PRESUMABLY AN HOROLOGIST),

colour pastel portrait, within oval mount c.265 x 215mm., slight

wear to background at right hand side, framed and glazed, [c.1790].

£80-120

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Queen’s Watch (The).- Otto (Heinrich, watchmaker)

CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN MR. A.H. DYSONTHAMES STREET,

WINDSOR AND MYSELF. ORIGINAL LETTERS AND COPIES OF MY LETTERS

[RELATING TO THE REPAIR OF THE QUEEN’S WATCH], letters,

photographs, drawings etc., tipped in to a modern album, 1930-31;

and a small quantity of others, including a copy of Otto’s

incorrect drawing of the Queen’s Watch (framed and glazed)

and material relating to Thomas Mudge, v.s., v.d. (qty).

*** THE QUEEN’S WATCH. In 1769 Thomas Mudge made a watch for

George III who presented it to Queen Charlotte and the watch

has since been known as the ‘Queen’s Watch’. “The timepiece

was of such importance because it was the first example of a

pocket watch with Mudge’s monumentally important invention,

the lever escapement... this watch is one of the most important

horological objects in existence. The watch had been sent by the

Royal household to A.H. Dyson, the watchmaker at Windsor who

the Royal Family used to look after the watches and clocks in the

Castle and, unknown to the Royal household, Dyson had subcontracted

the repair work outside the shop. [Heinrich] Otto had

been called in, confidentially, to study it, purely out of interest.

Naturally, without the permission of the Royal household, Otto

could not publish any description, and seeking permission would

mean disclosing that Dyson had allowed it off the premises.” In

1924 “Gould’s American friend Paul Chamberlain was working on

a book about the lever escapement. Knowing Otto had inspected

the Queen’s watch, Chamberlain visited him and asked for

information. Otto was as courteous as he could be, but refused

to give him the data, explaining that he intended to publish his

own description of the watch.” Chamberlain persevered and

eventually was given permission by the Royal household to

dismantle the watch and study it. “Otto, now desperate to

forestall Chamberlain’s publication, rushed into print with a

series of six articles in the Horological Journal, beginning in

November 1929. The second of these, in December 1929, proudly

presented Otto’s illustration of the escapement. But then things

started to go wrong. There was in fact a rather serious error in

his beautifully produced and published technical drawing of the

Queen’s watch escapement. The number of teeth embraced by

the pallets, the most basic of escapement criteria, was shown as

5½ instead of the correct 4½, a fundamental and misleading

mistake to have made.” Further problems were incurred when the

watch began losing time and the lower balance spring was found

to have extensive rusting. This time Dyson took it to Otto who

took the opportunity to dismantle the watch and photograph it.

Dyson was concerned as once again the watch was meant to

stay in his possession and now Queen Mary was expected at the

end of the week and Dyson was frantic to get the watch back.

“Of, course the watch was nowhere near completion, but

somehow Dyson managed to keep the watch’s absence from the

Queen and the Inspector at Windsor a secret. Dyson was now

desperate to get the watch back. After fitting a succession of

experimental new balance springs, supplied by the specialist

maker Ganeval and Callard on City Road, Otto finally completed

the restoration that weekend and the watch was duly returned to

Dyson early the following week, as demanded.” - Jonathan Betts,

Time Restored: the Harrison timekeepers and RT Gould, the man

who knew (almost) everything, OUP, 2006.

£300-400

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Randall (Anthony G.) and Richard Good.

CATALOGUE OF WATCHES IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM, VOL.VI: Pocket

Chronometers, Marine Chronometers and Other Portable

Precision Timekeepers, 1990 § Whitney (M.E.) The Ship’s

Chronometer, errata leaf loosely inserted, also A.L.s. to Allix and

notes from R.J.Law concerning the American firm of Bond,

Cincinnati, 1985 § von Bertele (Hans) Marine- und

Taschenchronometer, Munich, 1981 § Le Bot (Jean) Quand

l’Art de Naviguer Devenait Science: Les Chronometres de

Marine Français au XVIIIe Siecle, Grenoble, 1983, illustrations,

some colour, original cloth or boards, the first three with

dust-jackets, one or two slightly rubbed; and 5 others on

chronometers and others including letters from Paul

Chamberlain to H.Otto with sketches concerning escapement

for watches and a bundle of notes, letters & ephemera relating

to Paul Ditisheim, 4to (a bundle)

£200-300

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94

Reid (Thomas)

A TREATISE ON CLOCK AND WATCH MAKING, second edition,

additional engraved vignette title, 20 folding plates at end, foxed,

light water-staining to upper inner margin of plates, ink signature

of Charles Allix on front free endpaper and annotations in pencil,

photocopy of a letter from the author to the Clockmakers’

Company tipped in at beginning, modern half red morocco, spine

gilt, slightly rubbed, spine faded, [Tardy p.206; cf.Bromley 726],

8vo, Glasgow, [1843].

£150-200

95

Reid (Thomas, horologist, 1746-1831).-

[COLLECTION OF MATERIAL RELATING TOTHOMAS REID], including:

notes, letters, photographs, magazines, photocopies (including a

photocopy of an interleaved offprint of the article “Horology” in

Brewster’s Edinburgh Encyclopaedia, 1830), and a copy of Rees’s

Clocks, Watches and Chronometers, 1970 (and with old notes on

Rees’s book with ink stamp 1944), v.s., v.d. [20th century] (qty).

£150-200

96

Roberts (Derek)

BRITISH SKELETON CLOCKS, Woodbridge, 1987; Continental and

American Skeleton Clocks, West Chester, Pa., 1989 § Royer-

Collard (F.B.) Skeleton Clocks, 1969, ALL INSCRIBED BY THE

AUTHORS TO CHARLES ALLIX, illustrations, some colour, original

cloth, dust-jackets, the last rubbed; and an enlarged edition of

the last, 4to (4)

£100-150

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Roberts (Derek)

CARRIAGE AND OTHERTRAVELLING CLOCKS, Atglen, Pa., 1993 §

Fanelli (Joseph) A Century of Fine Carriage Clocks, New York,

1987 § Magistretti (L.) and Luigi Pippa. I Ritmi del Tempo: Storia

ed evoluzione delle Pendulette de voyage, Milan, 1998,

illustrations, many colour, original cloth or boards, dust-jackets;

and 2 others including a bound photocopy of a c.1910 trade

catalogue of carriage clocks from Duverdrey & Bloquel, 4to &

oblong 4to (5)

£100-150

98

Rodanet (A.-H.)

L’HORLOGERIES ASTRONOMIQUE ET CIVILE...1886-1887, portrait, old

cloth-backed boards, Paris, [1887] § Wins (Alphonse) L’Horloge à

traves les ‚ges, old cloth, Mons, 1924 § Planchon (Mathieu)

L’Horloge: Son Histoire..., old ink inscription at head of title, light

marginal water-staining, [Paris], 1923 § Philippe (Adrien) Les

Montres sans Clef..., 3 folding plates at end, Geneva & Paris, 1863

§ Beillard (Alfred) Recherches sur l’Horlogerie, ses Inventions

et ses Célébrités, Paris, [1895], some with illustrations, the first

two with bookplate of Joseph Sternfeld and rubbed, the rest

modern cloth with original printed wrappers bound in (rubbed

and stained, upper wrapper of Beillard slightly defective); and 7

others, French, 8vo & 4to (12)

£250-350

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Sabrier (Jean-Claude)

LONGITUDE AT SEA IN THE TIME OF LOUIS BERTHOUD AND HENRI MOTEL,

translated by Anthony Turner, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY THE

AUTHOR “TO CHARLES ALLIX IN MEMORY OF THE SEVERAL DRINKS WHICH

WERE NECESSARY TO DISCUSS THE MUTUAL MERITS OF FRENCH AND

ENGLISH CHRONOMETER MAKERS. TRÈS AMICALEMENT J.C.SABRIER” on

title, partly printed on yellow paper, illustrations, original cloth,

transparent dust-jacket, 4to, Geneva, 1993.

£100-150

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Saunier (Claudius)

REVUE CHRONOMÉTRIQUE: Journal des Horlogers, Scientifique et

Pratique, vol.1-11, vol.11 lacking all after p.232 (should continue

to p.432 including index), with 224 plates/tables on 222 sheets,

many folding or double-page, illustrations, a few pencil markings

and annotations, some foxing and water-staining, pp.171-182 in

vol.5 torn and repaired with sticky tape, final plate of vol.10 torn

and frayed (laid down), modern cloth, red roan labels, vol.4-10

with original upper wrappers bound in, SOME WITH INK INSCRIPTION

OF ROBERT GARDNER OF LOCHBRAE, BEARSDEN, GLASGOW, most

spotted and soiled, some frayed and laid down, [Tardy p.222],

Paris, 1857-80; and vol.20, 21 & 25 of the same 8vo; sold as a

periodical, not subject to return (14)

*** Very scarce run of the first twenty five years of this important

journal; including Exposition Universelle de l’Industrie en 1867:

Compte Rendu de l’Horlogerie in vol.6 and Les Brevets d’Invention

concernant l’Horlogerie... by Auguste Alleaume in vol.8.

Robert Gardner, manufacturer of marine chronometers and

father of Malcolm Gardner, the horology bookseller. Robert

Gardner came down from Scotland to establish his business at

20 Lloyd Square, London.

£1,000-1,500

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Saunier (Claudius)

EXPOSITION UNIVERSELLE DE L’INDUSTRIE EN 1867: Compte Rendu de

l’Horlogerie, 34 plates on 33 sheets at end, some folding, old ink

stamp at head of title, contemporary morocco-backed boards,

Paris, 1867 § Catalogue Suisse de l’Exposition Universelle

Internationale de Paris en 1878, folding plan at end, modern

cloth, original decorative wrappers bound in, Zurich, 1878 §

Reports of Artisans selected by the Mansion House Committee

to visit the Paris Universal Exhibition, 1889, illustrations,

signature of Thomas D.Wright on half-title (author of section on

clockmaking), original cloth, spine gilt, 1889 § Tipplin (J.) Watch

and Clock Making in 1889...French International Exhibition,

frontispiece, contemporary morocco-backed cloth, 1890, a little

rubbed; and 8 others concerning horological items at

international exhibitions, some photocopies, v.s. (12)

£100-150

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102

Smith (James)

THE MECHANIC, OR, COMPENDIUM OF PRACTICAL INVENTIONS, 2 vol.,

engraved frontispieces and 104 plates on 102 sheets, 15 folding,

plates foxed, small tear to pp.375-376 of vol.1 (one of the

horological articles), old ink library stamp at foot of titles,

modern calf-backed marbled boards, spines a little faded,

Liverpool, printed at the Caxton Press by Henry Fisher, [1813-18];

and vol.40 of Transactions of the Society for the Encouragement

of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce, 8vo (3)

*** Including several horological papers and plates.

£150-200

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103

S[mith] (J[ohn], clockmaker)

HOROLOGICAL DIALOGUES. In Three Parts shewing the Nature,

Use, and right Managing of Clocks and Watches; with an

Appendix containing Mr. Oughtred’s Method for Calculating of

Numbers..., FIRST EDITION, lacking A1 as usual (?blank), some

light soiling and staining, title and a few other leaves with slight

marginal defects (repaired), small old ink stamp on verso of title,

washed, modern calf with double gilt rule border, red calf label on

spine, preserved in marbled board slip-case, [Baillie p.103;

Bromley 788-790; Tardy p.233; Wing S4105], 8vo, for Jonathan

Edwin, 1675.

*** THE FIRST BOOK ON CLOCKS AND WATCHES PUBLISHED IN ENGLAND.

The Appendix describes Oughtred’s method of calculating

wheel-trains.

£1,500-2,000

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104

Smith (J[ohn], clockmaker)

HOROLOGICAL DISQUISITIONS CONCERNING THE NATURE OFTIME, and

the Reasons why all Days, from Noon to Noon, are not alike

Twenty Four Hours long in which it appears the Impossibility of

a Clock’s being always kept exactly true to the Sun....To which is

added, The best Rules for the Ordering and Use both of the

Quick-Silver and Spirit Weather-Glasses: And Mr. S.Watson’s

Rules for adjusting a Clock by the Fixed Stars, FIRST EDITION,

imprimatur on verso of title, with letterpress table of equations

printed in red and black on folding sheet tipped in (second table

only, of 2, torn and repaired), very small tear to upper edge of title

and following leaf repaired, washed, modern calf with double rule

border in blind, red calf label on spine, preserved in modern

marbled board slip-case, [Baillie p.120; Bromley 791-792; Houzeau

& Lancaster 10172; Tardy p.233; Wing S4106], 8vo, for Richard

Cumberland, 1694.

£400-600

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Staeger (Hans)

100 JAHRE PRÄZISIONSUHREN VON JOHN ARNOLD BIS ARNOLD &

FRODSHAM 1763-1862; 100 Years of Precision Timekeepers from

John Arnold to Arnold & Frodsham..., number 194 of 1000 copies,

text in German and English, colour illustrations, original pictorial

cloth, gilt, dust-jacket, very slightly marked, 4to, Postfach, 1997.

£120-180

106

S[ully] (H[enry])

REGLE ARTIFICIELLE DUTEMS, pour Apprendre la Division Naturelle

& Artificielle du Tems, & connoître toutes fortes d’Horloges et

de Montres, et la maniere de s’en servir adroitement, FIRST

EDITION, half-title, engraved frontispiece by Weickhmanseul

featuring the author seated before his sea clock conversing with

Father Time, engraved table, folding engraved plate at end,

woodcut initials and tail-piece, with 6pp. ‘Remarques sur le

Discours de Mr.H.S. touchant la maniere de gouvener les

Horloges à Pendule & les Montres à Spirale’ by Leibnitz at end,

lacking K4 (blank), some leaves a little browned, old French pencil

annotations concerning the plate on front free endpaper, near

contemporary sheep, spine ruled in gilt, rubbed, slight worming

to foot of upper joint and spine ends and corners a little worn,

[Baillie p.141; cf.Tardy p.239], 8vo, Vienna, Andreas Heyinger, 1714.

*** “THIS IS THE FIRST, AND VERY RARE, EDITION OF ONE OF THE MOST

FAMOUS OF HOROLOGICAL BOOKS”. Baillie. Much of the work is

concerned with the regulating of watches and clocks. The

author was an English horologist who established a watch

factory at Versailles after moving to Paris in 1714.

£1,500-2,000

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107

Sully (Henry)

REGLE ARTIFICIELLE DUTEMS, Traité de la Division naturelle &

artificielle du Tems, des Horloges & des Montres de differentes

constructions, de la maniere de les connoître & de la regler avec

justesse, 2 parts in 1, second edition, no a1 (as in other copies),

4pp. privilege and errata leaves at end, folding table and engraved

plate, woodcut initials and tail-piece at end of first part, some

leaves browned, small tears to rear free endpaper, contemporary

sprinkled calf, spine gilt in compartments with red morocco label,

rubbed, spine ends chipped, [cf.Baillie p.141; Tardy pl239], 12mo,

Paris, Gregoire Dupuis, 1717.

*** Second edition with new title, an additional prefatory section

De la Construction des Horloges, & des Montres en géneral and

a 60pp. second part including Extrait de la Lettre du R.P.Kresa

S.J. écrite à M.Williamson, Horloger du Cabinet de Sa Majesté

Impériale, du 9, de Janvier 1715, traduite de l’Espagnol and

Description d’une Montre de Nouvelle Construction... by Sully. The

text of the first part appears to be a reissue of the first edition, in

both editions pp.61-62 are mis-signed E5 rather than F5.

£750-1,000

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108

Sully (Henry)

REGLE ARTIFICIELLE DUTEMPS..., edited by Julien le Roy, with 3

additional * leaves between pp.274 & 275, engraved table and 5

folding plates, woodcut diagram, engraved illustration, 3pp.

publisher’s catalogue at end, lightly browned, tear to inner

margin of first plate repaired, bookplate of Joseph Sternfeld on

front free endpaper, contemporary sprinkled calf, spine gilt, red

morocco label, a little worn, spine slightly wormed and chipped at

ends, corners bumped, [cf.Baillie p.141; Bromley 813; Tardy p.239],

12mo, Paris, Gregoire Dupuis, 1737.

*** With extensive additional material by le Roy describing

clock and watch-making from 1715-29.

£400-600

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Time Museum.-

MASTERPIECES FROM THE TIME MUSEUM INCLUDING WATCHES,

CLOCKS AND SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS, Parts I-IV in 6, sale

catalogues, Part I original boards with dust-jackets, the rest

original wrappers, New York, Sotheby’s, 1999-2004 § Turner (A.J.)

The Time Museum, vol.1: Time Measuring Instruments, Part 1:

Astrolabes.., original cloth, Rockford, Ill., 1985 § Randall

(Anthony G.) The Time Museum Catalogue of Chronometers,

original boards, Rockford, Ill., 1991, illustrations; and 2

pamphlets on the Time Museum, 4to (10)

£150-200

110

110

Tompion (Thomas).- Smith (John, engraver)

THO: TOMPION AUTOMATOPOEUS, mezzotint portrait after Kneller,

c.350 x 255mm., lightly soiled, unobtrusive tear affecting title

repaired, framed and glazed, [c.1710].

£250-350

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Tompion (Thomas).- Evans (Jeremy)

THOMASTOMPION AT THE DIAL ANDTHREE CROWNS: A

Monograph...with a Concise Check List of the Clocks, Watches

and Instruments from his Workshops, Ticehurst, AHS, 2006 §

Symonds (R.W.) Thomas Tompion: His Life and Work, reprint,

notes and related ephemera loosely inserted, 1969, illustrations,

some colour, original boards, dust-jackets, the second slightly

rubbed with faded spine, 4to (2)

£60-80

112

Torrens (D.S., physiologist and horologist, 1897-1967)

LARGE COLLECTION OF CORRESPONDENCE TOTORRENS, including:

Charles Allix, Heinrich Otto, Andrew Fell, John Saltmarsh, Agar

Baugh, Malcolm Gardner etc., a few pieces of old ephemera, bills

etc., browned, creased, folds, v.s., v.d. [19th & 20th centuries] (lge.

qty).

£200-300

113

Ungerer (Alfred)

LES HORLOGES ASTRONOMIQUES ET MONUMENTALES LES PLUS

REMARQUABLES DE L’ANTIQUITÉ JUSQU’À NOS JOURS, bookplate of

Joseph Sternfeld, Strasbourg, 1931; Les Horloges d’Edifice: leur

Construction, leur Montage, leur Entretien, browned, traces of

label pasted over imprint, Paris, 1926, illustrations, later cloth,

both with original printed wrappers bound in (rubbed or browned,

first with upper wrapper only), [Bromley 851-852; Tardy p.248]; and

13 others on turret clocks, mostly pamphlets and photocopies,

4to & 8vo (15)

£150-200

114

114

Vernay (Arthur S.)

CATALOGUE OF THE VERNAY COLLECTION OF EARLY ENGLISH

FURNITURE, PORCELAINS, OLD ENGLISH SILVER, GLASSWARE AND

OTHER ART OBJECTS on special sale owing to the retirement

from business of Mr.Arthur S.Vernay, illustrations, original

printed boards, very slightly soiled and faded, lower corners

bumped, 4to, New York, 1940.

£100-150

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115

Vigniaux (P.)

HORLOGERIE PRATIQUE, AL’USAGE DES APPRENTIS ET AMATEURS,

second edition, half-title, 14 folding engraved plates on pale blue

paper at end, 8pp. tables, lacking Y2 & 3 (pp.339-342, ?blanks as

between parts 4 & 5), old ink inscription of “W.J.Howard. New

York. March 17th 1856” at head of half-title, some light browning,

washed and trimmed, modern calf-backed marbled boards, spine

with red and green calf labels, [Tardy p.251; cf.Bromley 858, 1788

edition], 8vo, Toulouse, chez l’Auteur...et Bellegarrigue, 1802.

*** Including a full vocabulary of technical terms, this is of

interest as it clearly describes workshop practice at the end of

the 18th century. This second edition contains an additional

section on repeating movements, two extra plates and a sevenpage

table of watch trains.

£350-450

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116

Vulliamy (Benjamin Lewis)

SOME CONSIDERATIONS ON THE SUBJECT OF PUBLIC CLOCKS,

PARTICULARLY CHURCH CLOCKS: with hints for their improvement,

15pp., 1828; Supplement...consisting of a Correspondence with

the Committee for Building the New Church at Bermondsey, on

the subject of a Clock for that Church, 31pp., 1830, together 2

works in 1 vol., PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE AUTHOR TO THE ROYAL

NAVY CLUB inscribed on front free endpaper (frayed at edges,

trimmed and reinforced), bookplate of AJ.Frey on front free

endpaper, modern cloth, [Tardy p.253], 1828; and 5 others,

photocopies relating to Vulliamy, including a bound volume of

the catalogue of his horological library in the Institution of Civil

Engineers and his workbooks, 4to (6)

£300-400

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Watchmakers.- Joseph Preston & Sons (watch, clock and

chronometer movement makers, of Prescot, Lancashire)

[COLLECTION OF JOSEPH PRESTON & SONSTRADECARDS WITH

MANUSCRIPT NOTES ON VERSO & CORRESPONDENCE & A NINETEENTH

CENTURY BANKBOOK], bankbook vellum bound, numerous letters

referring to various orders, bills etc., v.s., v.d., 1869-1876 & 1902-

09; and a quantity of others, watchmakers, including: Daniel

Buckley, James Poole & Co., William Mathews, A. Johannsen &

Co etc. (qty).

£400-600

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118

Watchmaker.- Victor Kullberg (watch and chronometer maker,

of 105 Liverpool Road, London)

[ADDRESS BOOK], manuscript in several hands, 179pp. excluding

blanks, browned, lower marbled wrapper only, new endpapers,

modern half morocco, sm. 8vo, [c. 1890-1940]; and a small

quantity of other material relating to Kullberg, including letters

by Sanfrid Lundquist of the firm of Kullberg to D.S. Torrens, a

letter from the Hydrographic Office of the Admiralty, 1869,

offering £60 for “Chronometer No. 595”, and test results from

The National Physical Laboratory, 1905-33 etc., v.s., v.d. (sm. qty).

*** “Lists names, trades, addresses and changes of address of

individuals and businesses of interest to the firm of Victor

Kullberg. Written in several hands. Some entries by V.K. himself

[d. 1890], but most evidently by the Wennerstroms and Sanfrid

Lundquist. Every relevant London horological name of the

period is represented.” - Charles Allix.

£200-300

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Wetherfield Collection.- Britten (F.J.)

OLD ENGLISH CLOCKS (THE WETHERFIELD COLLECTION), number 235

of 320 copies, colour frontispiece, illustrations, very light waterstaining

and wrinkling, original cloth, spine faded, recased, new

endpapers, 1907 § Hurcomb (W.E.) The Wetherfield Collection of

222 Clocks. Sold...on 1st May, 1928, for £30,000, with a copy of the

sale catalogue pasted in at beginning (browned, staples rusted

and loose, final leaf torn), illustrations, original cloth, spine

faded, rubbed, 1928 § Bruton (Eric) The Wetherfield Collection of

Clocks: A Guide to Dating English Antique Clocks, illustrations,

original rexine, dust-jacket (laminated), 1981; and another copy

of the sale catalogue, folio & 4to (4)

£200-300

120

White (George)

ENGLISH LANTERN CLOCKS, FIRST EDITION, illustrations, original

cloth, dust-jacket, small faded patch to rear panel, Woodbridge,

1989; and an exhibition catalogue on lantern clocks, 4to (2)

£300-400

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121

Whitehurst (John).- Hall (J., engraver)

JOHN WHITEHURST F.R.S., engraved portrait after Joseph Wright of

Derby, oval with wide margins within plate-mark, c.280 x 225mm.,

framed and glazed, 1786.

£70-90

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Williamson (G.C.)

CATALOGUE OF THE COLLECTION OF WATCHES: THE PROPERTY OF

J.PIERPONT MORGAN, facsimile reprint of 1912 limited edition,

mounted plates, original rexine, 4to, Paris, 1972.

£100-150

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John Harrison is probably the most famous and certainly the most

remarkable clock and watchmaker in history. Harrison's life long

dedication to solving the age old problem of the discovery of

longitude at sea is now legendary and certainly brought to public

prominence with the publication of Longitude by Dava Sobel in 1995.

Harrison's motivation to take up the challenge was the introduction

of the 1714 Act of Longitude offering a payment of up to £20,000 to

anyone who could solve the problem. When the Commissioners of

the Board of Longitude were appointed under the terms of the Act,

they did not meet for twenty three years until 1737, a full year after

the trial to Lisbon of Harrison's first sea clock, H1. From then until

1760 during which time Harrison completed his series of marine time

keepers, H2 and H3 and finally the famous watch, H4, the

Commissioners were very supportive, providing Harrison with

frequent funds over the twenty three years totalling £3,250 making

it clear that the sum would be deducted from any future prize money.

With the completion of H4 a plan was drawn up for a trial to the

West Indies as required under the terms of the Act. Eventually

Harrison's son, William Harrison (1728-1815), embarked on the trial

to the selected destination of Jamaica in November 1761, returning

in March 1762. The results were an outstanding success because

according to the Harrisons’ calculation the watch lost only 1 minute

54 seconds, less than a second a day during the 147 days of the

voyage. But there was a problem. No time keeper will ever keep

perfect time, it will always gain or lose by some extent. With marine

time keepers it was necessary to apply a “rate” of loss or gain of so

many seconds a day. This matter was never discussed before the

trial but a “rate” was applied to H4 by the Harrisons which

contributed to its remarkable performance. The Board of Longitude

took exception to this and ordered independent reports to be made

of all the calculations. Despite this, in August 1762 at a meeting of the Board, the Commissioners declared that “the Experiments

already made of the Watch have not been Sufficient to determine the Longitude at Sea,” but were clearly sufficiently impressed with

the potential that it was decided that a second trial to the West Indies should proceed. Harrison was also awarded £1,500 immediately

and a further £1,000 to be paid after the second trial, once again making it clear that the sum would be deducted from any final award.

In February 1763 a further requirement was that Harrison should disclose full details of the watch. Harrison agreed to this with the

proviso that an application should be made to Parliament to provide a legal assurance that no other claimant would be considered until

full judgement of his watch had been decided. There was unanimous agreement from the Board. From here matters would proceed

rapidly. Harrison himself submitted a Petition (see lots 125 & 126) to Parliament after the February meeting. It outlines the success of the

trial to Jamaica, at the same time welcoming a second trial with much emphasis of the payment of the reward. Harrison also stated his

agreement to disclose full details of the watch but only with security against any other claimant as discussed with the Board. At the

same time Harrison published pamphlets to increase public awareness of his claim. Parliament agreed to this and a separate Act was

passed (Act 3 George III c 14) safeguarding Harrison's interests and also offering the sum of a further £5,000 after Harrison had disclosed

the design and construction of the watch. A committee was set up to formalise the “discovery” of the watch. One stipulation set by the

committee but not mentioned in the new Act was the requirement of the manufacture of more watches under Harrison's supervision.

Eventually in 1764 there was a second trial, this time to Barbados, the watch H4 given an agreed rate of a gain of 1 second a day. This time

the result was even more impressive. With the figures checked by four “computers” the watch gained 54 seconds in 156 days, less than half

a second a day, an error under 10 miles and an accuracy well within the margin of error required to win the full £20,000 by the Act of Queen

Anne. However the Commissioners insisted on enforcing the 1763 Act which remained in law. Harrison still had to reveal the construction

of the watch and then he would be entitled to a sum to make up the first £10,000. Further, Harrison would have to provide “proof” that his

watch would provide “a Method of common and general Utility in finding the Longitude at Sea”. This was a pedantic, hard and even in some

respects, a questionable decision. The “proof” was soon revealed, predictably it was a demand for the construction of two further watches.

The discovery of the watch took place in August 1765 and Harrison duly received the balance of £7,500 to make up the first half of the

ultimate reward. The Board then demanded Harrison to hand over the watch so that another appointed watchmaker, Larcum Kendall

could make a copy, first emphasising that Harrison himself should make more watches for any more reward. This was enforced in Act

5 George III c 20. Harrison had to submit. Kendall completed a copy of the watch, K1 by 1769 at a total cost of £500 and Harrison too

completed another watch, H5, in the following year.

Now in his 80th year and in failing health there was no possibility of Harrison being able to make any more watches. Instead of any further

approach to the Board of Longitude Harrison was eventually able to arrange for the new watch to be tested at George III's private observatory

at Kew. George III had taken an interest in the Harrisons from as early as 1761 and was now fully supportive. However, despite a successful

ten week trial which the watch completed with a gaining rate of only four and a half seconds, the Board of Longitude refused to acknowledge

the trial as it had been held without their jurisdiction. With nowhere else to go Harrison appealed directly to Parliament. Eventually a petition

was submitted and read in the House in April 1773. At the same time the last published pamphlet appeared, The Case of John Harrison

(see lot 126). Some time later a further pamphlet was prepared but never published. The only evidence of this pamphlet, entitled The Further

Case (see lot 127) is the survival of the manuscript copy in this collection. Finally, Parliament passed yet another Act 13 George III c 77,

granting Harrison the sum of £8,750 in recognition of his life long achievement. In total, from 1737-1773 Harrison received £23,0065 but the

final payment was not in recognition of the terms of the original 1714 Act, a grievance Harrison took to the grave.

Andrew King.

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The manuscript documents and printed pamphlets in this collection have a direct provenance from John and William Harrison. On

John Harrison's death in 1776 his papers and artefacts, including his own personal watch, the prototype of H4 completed in 1753,

passed down through the generations to his great grandson, another John Harrison (1828-1894). On his death the estate passed to his

housekeeper Emma Thornton. Miss Thornton's next door neighbour, Tom Shepherd acquired most of the material and promptly sold

nearly all of it. Some of that material eventually appeared in a Sotheran's catalogue in the early 20th century but very little of it has

been seen since. The announcement of the discovery by Colonel Humphrey Quill of the 1753 watch in Trinity House, Hull led to a response

by Lily Barron of Hull who reported that she had a long case clock by Harrison. Miss Barron knew Annie Shepherd, wife of Tom Shepherd

and when Quill visited her in the summer of 1954 she was able to produce, amongst others, the manuscripts on offer today.

Dreweatts would like to thank Andrew King for his help in cataloguing the John Harrison material and the John Harrison Foundation

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Harrison (John, horologist, bap. 1693, d. 1776)

THE PROPORTION FOR FINDING THE MILES CORRESPONDING TO A

DEGREE OF LONGITUDE IN ANY LATITUDE..., manuscript in a

secretary’s hand, 1p., laid down, folds with tears repaired,

slight traces of damp, pencil mark in right hand corner “1

1761”, 195 x 302mm., [c. 1762]; and an autograph manuscript

note by Humphrey Quill, v.s., n.d. [1950s or 60s] (2).

*** TESTING H4 ON A TRIAL TO JAMAICA.

“The error of the watch in going to Jamaica was 5 seconds

of time, which in the Latitude of that Island (viz 16° IV)

is one mile and one fifth of a mile.” - John Harrison.

£2,000-3,000

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Harrison (John, horologist, bap. 1693, d. 1776)

A CALCULATION SHEWING THE RESULT OF AN EXPERIMENT MADE WITH MR. HARRISON’STIME-KEEPER, in Consequence of the Instructions and

Directions of the Commissioners of the Longitude, in a Voyage from Portsmouth to Port Royal in Jamaica, in Order to Determine by

that Time-Keeper, the Difference of Longitude between these two Places; and to find how much the Longitude found by the Time-

Keepers, differs from the Longitude formerly determined by Astronomical Observations, ONLY EDITION, printed pamphlet, 1p.,

drophead title, docket title on verso dated 1762 (dated 1763 in manuscript at head), silked, numbered “2” in ink in right hand margin at

head, 2 pencil references in margins, central fold, browned, hole repaired in right hand margin at tail not affecting text, part of edges

repaired, “GR” watermark, [ESTC LISTS THE BL COPY ONLY], folio, [1762].

*** TESTING H4 AT SEA.

Figures compiled by James Short (1710-68), maker of optical instruments. “An interest in calculating longitude led to his appointment

in 1763 to the parliamentary committee to test a timekeeper devised by John Harrison, with whom he became friends. He may have

penned an anonymous account of Harrison’s work printed that year.” - Oxford DNB.

£7,000-10,000

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Harrison (John, horologist, bap. 1693, d. 1776)

PETITION AND PROOFS [&] TO THE HONBLE THE COMMONS OF GREAT BRITAIN IN PARLIAMENT ASSEMBLED, MANUSCRIPT NOTES in a secretary’s

hand, WITH A CORRECTION BY WILLIAM HARRISON WITH HIS AUTOGRAPH in left hand of document, [AND WITH FIGURES COMPILED BY JAMES

SHORT], Pro Patria watermark, laid down, tears along folds, slight smudge of blue ink reminiscent of that used by Commander Gould,

slight traces of damp in corners, browned, upper and left hand margins slightly creased, 382 x 310mm., [c. 1763]; and 5 autograph

manuscript notes by Humphrey Quill, v.s., n.d. (6).

*** HARRISON’S NOTES FOR A PETITION TO PARLIAMENT.

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Seemingly three separate notes on one page with accompanying notes by Quill.

(1). Notes in right hand “appears to be the draft of a petition from J. Harrison to Parliament & was written prior to 1765 [actually

1763], because the Petition states that J.H. ‘will disclose’ the mechanism of his No. 4 watch.”

“That this Instrument has proved its sufficiency by a Trial made of it in a late Voyage to Jamaica of which your Petitioner is ready to give

full evidence to this Honble House... Mr Harrison according to ye instructions given by the B[oard].” - John Harrison, Petition notes.

(2). Notes in upper left hand corner “seems to be notes on proofs & witnesses to prove the veracity of J.H.s statements in the

petition. It is suggested that these notes were compiled after the test of No 4 to Jamaica in 1761 [1762], because there is mention of

‘Green’ [James Green; astronomer] who was detailed as an observer on this voyage.”

“Call Dr Bevis - saw it first in 1735 at Mr Grahams who assurd him he tried it by boat …” - Proof notes.

(3). Note in lower left hand corner “appears to be calculations re the position of Jamaica the destination selected for the first test of

No 4 & which was completed in Jan 1762.”

“Whole Error of the Watch in the going out & return & into Portsmouth - 1m 54/2s wh is equal 28.37 of Longitude or equal to 18

geographical miles... .” - Proof notes.

£6,000-8,000

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THE CASE OF MR. JOHN HARRISON, second edition, printed pamphlet, drophead title, 3pp., docket

title on verso of last f., silked, folds, some surface wear slightly affecting a few words on pages

1 and 3, other wear in margins, some evidence of staining, slightly browned, [ESTC lists copies

in the BL and The National Trust only], folio, [date from docket title] 1773; and 2 autograph

manuscript notes by Humphrey Quill on the various editions of the above, v.s., n.d. (3).

*** A PETITION TO PARLIAMENT.

£5,000-7,000

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THE FURTHER CASE OF MR. HARRISON, MANUSCRIPT DRAFT in a secretary’s hand,

2½pp., Horn watermark, silked, folds, tears to edges with slight loss of some

words, margins repaired, slightly browned, evidence of damp-staining in

places, folio, n.d. [c. 1773]; and 2 autograph manuscripts about the

“Further Case” by Humphrey Quill, v.s., n.d. [c. 1960s] (3).

*** UNPUBLISHED PETITION TO PARLIAMENT; THIS IS THE ONLY EVIDENCE OF THIS PAMPHLET.

“These broadsheets were written by Taylor White, treasurer of the Foundling

Hospital and northern circuit judge. James Short compiled the results.

See Lalandés Diary.” - Andrew King.

The Further Case, “is a draft intended for the M.P’s etc. Its interest lies in

the fact that J.H. realises that he must have been very rude to the B[oard]

of L[ongitude], & it appears that he believes that this rudeness may be one of

the causes why the £20,000 has been witheld from him.” - Humphrey Quill.

£7,000-10,000

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Harrison (John, horologist, bap. 1693, d. 1776)

[NOTES AND AMENDMENTS TO HIS WORKING MANUSCRIPT, ‘TRUE AND

FULL ACCOUNT OF THE FOUNDATION OF MUSIC’], AUTOGRAPH

MANUSCRIPT, 4pp., Britannia watermark (both pp. cut from the

same sheet and sharing the watermark), folds, browned, a few

small tears at edges, 210 x 164mm., n.d. [1770s].

*** JOHN HARRISON THE MUSICIAN.

John Harrison had a life long interest in the theory of music but

extraordinarily, although a player of the viol and choir master at

Barrow upon Humber, by his own conclusion was “no great

lover of Musick... [though] it pleased God to give me a good

Ear.” He would need a good ear for the musical hypothesis that

he pursued. Harrison’s research proved to him that the

approximation to perfection in music required the division of a

scale into nineteen or even twenty five parts as opposed to the

twelve standard intervals. For very many years the twelve

standard intervals dividing the octave have always left players

struggling with a theoretical deficiency. Harrison distinguishes

between pure and tempered intervals, a perfect interval

although not pure was musically correct with the system.

Noting that a perfect note is only perfect with one other -

Harrison preferred the term ‘natural’ to ‘perfect’ - he also

proportioned the minor third and major sixths on the

mathematical formula of pi which at a little more than the

sum of 3 whilst not directly related to harmonic proportion is

“yet still a wonderfully strong and stable foundation indeed”.

Harrison wrote a comprehensive manuscript on his theory and

practice of music extending to more than 160 pages plus extra

notes and amendments (the manuscript is in the Library of

Congress, Washington DC, ref. ML95. H267). These four pages

are further amendments which at some time have become

separated from the original manuscript. None of the treatise or

the amendments has been published. - Andrew King.

£6,000-8,000

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Harrison (John, horologist, bap. 1693, d. 1776)

[NOTES FOR A CHOIR, PROBABLY BARROW], AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT WITH SOME MUSICAL NOTATION, 1p., 18th century note: “20 June 1775

From Mr John Harrison” and long autograph manuscript note by Rupert Gould and small pencil autograph note by Humphrey Quill,

all on verso of note, browned, folds, blue ink used by Gould showing through because of damp, a few small tears skilfully repaired,

101 x 162mm., 1775.

*** “NOTE. I found this slip of paper pinned into the book when I bought it. I do not know who wrote the endorsement - but the musical

text is undoubtedly in John Harrison’s own hand. I am well acquainted with this - I once owned his MS. of this very pamphlet and portion

of 2 pages (p. 103 of this) are reproduced in my MARINE CHRONOMETER. RG. 28.XII. 1941.” - Rupert Gould.

Pencil note on verso: “I have the original M.S. mentioned below which Gould sold to a Mr. Harrison of Bournemouth. H.Q.” -

Humphrey Quill.

Found in a copy of A description concerning such mechanism as will afford a nice, or true mensuration of time; together with some

account of the attempts for the discovery of the longitude by the moon: as also an account of the discovery of the scale of musick. John

Harrison wrote and published the above work with the verbose title in the last year of his life. Although it is very important

containing much material crucial to the understanding of his hypotheses on clocks, marine timekeepers and watches, as noted by

his grandson, “he would accept of no assistance in revising the work... as to be unintelligible to the general reader without a

translation and although it has valuable hints for those who are masters of the subject, it may be set down altogether as momento

mori.” Indeed the book was severely criticised in a review resulting in Harrison rushing out a second edition of his work with an

appendix. The heat of Harrison’s fury at the review can be felt from the pages, calling it “nonsense, spite and poison” and stating

that “the like not being elsewhere to be found the Longitude not being to be right truly proved or completed, so long as such - the

said Fellows do reign”; Harrison clearly in full spate and with little more than three months from his death. The final forty one pages

of this book are in part, a synopsis of the musical thesis which remained in manuscript. Harrison however, clearly intended to

publish the work and wrote of doing so. The original manuscript of John Harrison’s publication survives in the library of the National

Maritime Museum. It was at one time owned by Rupert Gould and THE AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT SLIP BY JOHN HARRISON CAME WITH IT.

It relates to the music of a choir, quite possibly that at Barrow. Although there is no reference on the manuscript it is reasonable to

suggest that it could be an addition to p. 84 of the printed work.- Andrew King.

£3,000-4,000

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Harrison (John, horologist, bap. 1693, d. 1776)

[2 NOTES ON MUSIC], comprising:

(1). [OCTAVE IN CIRCULAR FORM], AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT NOTE, 1p.,

pen and ink drawing, part of Britannia watermark [Heawood

214], folds, browned, small tear skilfully repaired, 199 x 160mm.,

n.d. [1770s]

*** “Let this be without the outermost and innermost thick

circles, as then being fairer, viz the final divisions.” - Harrison.

Pencil note on verso: “This was not originally in this book.

I found it in Hull with other Harrison relics & stuck it in. H.Q.” -

Humphrey Quill.

(2). PROPER STATE OF MUSIC BY DR BURNEY, manuscript, 1p., a few

minor tears skilfully repaired, browned, 114 x 171mm., n.d.

[1770s].

*** “This is not in JH’s handwriting but I found it in Hull

amongst other Harrison relics HQ.” - Humphrey Quill.

Charles Burney (1726-1814), musician and author; father of

Fanny Burney.

£3,000-4,000

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Harrison (John, horologist, bap. 1693, d. 1776).-

“A PORTION OF THE ORIGINAL MAIN SPRING OF J. HARRISON’S NO 4”,

9 x 18mm., [1760s]; and an engraved portrait of Harrison by

W. Holl after Tassaert, 183 x 125mm., [19th century],

framed and glazed (2).

*** A FRAGMENT OF H4.

Provenance: Note on verso, “Given to Charles Allix by Col. H.

Quill”, on verso.

£200-300

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132

132

Harrison (John).- Tassaert (P.J., engraver)

JOHN HARRISON, mezzotint portrait after T.King, c.395 x 290mm.,

tears to right hand edge of image and to lower edge across

imprint just affecting image (repaired), framed and glazed, 1768.

*** Depicting Harrison with H3 in glass case behind him and

with H4 on the table by his right hand.

£600-800

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Harrison (John).- Reading (Bernett, engraver)

JOHN HARRISON, engraved portrait after James Tassie,

c.160 x 115mm., rather browned, tear to lower margin repaired,

framed and glazed, 1788.

£80-120

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Harrison (John).-

BRONZE BUST OF HARRISON, c.250 x 190 x 110mm., with a later

circular marble stand, brass plaque engraved “John Harrison

Born 1693 at Foulby, near Pontefract” fixed to edge, [probably late

18th century].

*** It is likely that this portrait bust was made for a close member

of Harrison’s circle or the next generation. The present

cataloguers can find no other reference to any other threedimensional

portrait busts of Harrison in any medium. An

enamel paste medallion by James Tassie and a bronze medal by

John Kirk (after the Tassie medallion) are the only examples of

modelled portraits of Harrison (the former The Worshipful

Company of Clockmakers’ Collection, the latter British Museum).

£1,500-2,500

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Harrison (John).-

[LARGE COLLECTION OF MATERIAL RELATING TO JOHN HARRISON AND

MARINE CHRONOMETERS], including: Gould. The History of the

Chronometer, GOULD’S CORRECTED COPY, 1921; The Society’s

Harrison Clock, 1929; The Restoration of John Harrison’s Third

Timekeeper, 1932; John Harrison and his Timekeepers, 1935, all

SIGNED BY GOULD, offprints, original wrappers; and a large quantity

of other material relating to Harrison, offprints, pamphlets,

photocopies etc., v.s., v.d. (lge. qty).

£200-300

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Harrison (John, horologist, bap. 1693, d. 1776).-

DRAWINGS OF HARRISON’S NO: 2 TIMEKEEPER, EXECUTED IN 1840 BY

MRTHOMAS BRADLEY, 4 photographs of Bradley’s copies of

Harrison’s drawings for H2, laid down, manuscript mock up of

upper cover, surface wear, browned and stained, folio, The Strand

Engraving Co., 1928; and 5 later photographs of the drawings,

v.s., v.d.

*** A mock up of a proposed publication of H2 drawings, never

published.

£100-150

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Harrison (John).-

HARRISON’S JOURNAL 1761-1766], photocopy, with notes,

correspondence etc. by or to Humphrey Quill relating to

Harrison’s Journal, new endpapers, modern cloth, 1959; and

another, a photocopy of Maskelyne’s An Account of the Going of

Mr. John Harrison’s Watch, n.d., 4to (2).

£100-150

138

Harrison (John).- Quill (Humphrey)

JOHN HARRISON: THE MAN WHO FOUND LONGITUDE, 4pp. A.L.s from

the author to D.S.Torrens tipped in at beginning, prospectus

loosely inserted, 1966 § Laycock (W.S.) The Lost Science of

John “Longitude” Harrison, signed by the author on title and

with A.L.s. from him to Allix tipped in at beginning, upper hinge

weak, Ashford, 1976 § Betts (Jonathan) Time Restored: The

Harrison Timekeepers and R.T.Gould, the man who knew

(almost) everything, Oxford & London, 2006 § Andrewes

(William J.H., editor) The Quest for Longitude, Cambridge,

Mass., 1976 § Sobel (Dava) Longitude,1995, illustrations, some

colour, original cloth or boards, dust-jackets, the first two

rubbed and frayed or faded; and 4 pamphlets/notes etc. on

Harrison and longitude, 4to & 8vo (10)

£100-150

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FINE CLOCKS,

BAROMETERS

AND SCIENTIFIC

INSTRUMENTS


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IMPORTANT NOTES REGARDING THE CATALOGUING OF CLOCKS

Movements, dials and cases: movements and dials are described as relating to the cases in which they are housed in one of

the following three ways:

the case.... we are of the opinion that the movement and dial started life in the current case.

in a case... we are of the opinion that the movement and dial are in a case of correct period and type (and may well be

original to the movement and dial), however there is evidence to suggest that they may not have started out life together.

now in a case... we are of the opinion that the movement and dial are no longer in the original case or one of correct period

and/or type.

Pendulums, weights, winding and case keys: unless specifically indicated otherwise in the catalogue description it can be

assumed that all clocks are sold with the requisite pendulum and correct number of weights (where appropriate), however

we cannot guarantee that they are original to the clock. We do not indicate in the catalogue description whether winding or

case keys are present with any specific clock. As many clocks are consigned without keys please check with the

department to establish whether they are present or not prior to bidding.

Condition: due to the mechanical nature of clocks and the fact that most are of great age we cannot offer any guarantee as

to whether they are in working order or free from major faults or restoration. Although we endeavour to catalogue items in a

fair and informed manner, omission of any comments or observations regarding the condition or originality of a clock in the

description does not necessarily indicate that it is free from significant faults, restoration or is in working condition. We

would strongly advise any prospective purchaser to view the item in person or request a condition report and/or further

images prior to bidding.

Measurements: dial measurements are given in inches, other dimensions such as height are given in centimetres (and

inches for English clocks). The measurement given for the height of a longcase clock excludes any removable finials in order

to provide an approximate minimum ceiling height in which the clock can be accommodated.

150

150

A George III lacquered brass

4 inch reflecting telescope

J. Watson, London, late 18th century

The 15.25 inch body tube with rack and

pinion focus adjustment screw,

interchangeable eyepiece tubes, dust

cap and signed J. WATSON, LONDON to

end plate, mounted via a hinged

compass joint onto a columnar upright

with folding scroll outline tripod

supports; the original mahogany box

with additional eyepiece tube and

inscribed in ink W.m Yonge to inside of

lid, the box 47cm (18.5ins) long.

The current lot is most likely to have

been made by James Watson who is

recorded in Clifton, Gloria Directory of

Scientific Instrument Makers 1550-1851

as working in London circa 1771-1824.

The inscribed name W.m Yonge to the

inside of the box is probably that of the

original owner.

£600-800

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A Regency lacquered brass

2.75 inch refracting telescope

Robert Huntley, London,

early 19th century

The 43 inch body tube with rack and

pinion focus adjustment screw,

interchangeable eyepiece, starfinder,

dust cap and signed ROBERT

HUNTLEY, OPTICIAN, REGENT

CIRCUS to upper surface, mounted

via a hinged compass joint onto a

columnar upright with steady bar,

the base with screws for remote

adjustment of rotation and folding

tripod supports with pad feet; with

original mahogany box with three

additional eyepieces, the box 112cm

(44ins) long.

Robert Huntley is recorded in Clifton,

Gloria Directory of Scientific

Instrument Makers 1550-1851 as

working from several addresses

including 255 Regent Circus, London

1811-30.

£600-800

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152

A lacquered and patinated brass transit theodolite

Troughton and Simms, London, circa 1900

The triform base with adjustable feet beneath rotating trunnion

table with twin fine vernier scales calibrated to 10 second

divisions, the upper surface mounted with X and Y spirit levels

and a yoke to support the reversible telescope with rack and

pinion focusing, cross wire sights and incorporating vertical

circle with twin verniers and further spirit level, the trunnion

table signed TROUGHTON & SIMMS, LONDON, 31cm high;

with two mahogany carrying cases.

£200-300

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153

A lacquered and polished brass transit theodolite

H. Morin, Paris, circa 1900

The triform base with adjustable feet beneath rotating trunnion

table with twin decimal vernier scales, the upper surface

mounted with an armature with yoke to support the reversible

telescope with rack and pinion focusing and fitted with a spirit

level, opposing vertical slide carrier with conforming vernier

scale calibrated for angle of elevation, the top of the yoke fitted

with a further spirit level and the trunnion table signed H. MORIN,

H.RUE DULONG PARIS, F., No 73, 34.5cm high; with a wooden

carrying case.

£120-180

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154

A 5.5 inch terrestrial table globe

on mahogany stand

Newton and Son,

London mid 19th century

The sphere applied with twelve coloured

gores annotated with principal

countries, cities, and oceans the North

Pacific with printed trade inscription

NEWTONS’, New & Improved, Terrestrial

Globe, Containing the latest Discoveries,

LONDON, NEWTON & SON, 66 Chancery

Lane supported via the poles within a

brass meridian arc on squat vase turned

mahogany upright and moulded disc

shaped foot, (some light varnish losses),

26cm (10.25ins) high.

£700-900

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155

A 3.5 inch terrestrial miniature

globe on mahogany stand

Charles Smith and Son,

London mid 19th century

The sphere applied with twelve coloured

gores annotated with principal

countries, cities, oceans, tropics, and

routes of important exploratory voyages,

the North Pacific with printed trade

inscription SMITH’S, TERRESTRIAL

GLOBE, Shewing the whole of the,

DISCOVERIES, TO THE PRESENT TIME.,

LONDON SMITH & SON, CHARING

CROSS supported via the poles within a

brass meridian arc on a squat vase

turned mahogany upright and moulded

disc shaped foot, (some cracks, scuffs

and varnish losses), 17cm (6.75ins) high.

£1,000-1,500

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156

A 12 inch terrestrial table globe

on ebonised stand

George Philip and Son,

London circa 1920

The sphere applied with twelve coloured

gores annotated with principal

countries, cities, oceans, tropics,

Principal Shipping Routes, Principal

Transcontinental Railroads and Principal

Air Mail Routes, the North Pacific with

printed trade inscription PHILIPS’,

12 INCH, TERRESTRIAL GLOBE.,

LONDON, GEOGRAPHICAL INSTITUTE,

GEORGE PHILIP & SON LTD, 32 FLEET

STREET, Printed in Great Britain

supported via the poles within a brass

meridian arc calibrated 0-90 in each

direction from the horizon, on squat vase

turned ebonised upright and moulded

disc shaped foot, (some slight wear),

43cm (17ins) high.

£300-500

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157

A 4 inch terrestrial globe

Geographia Ltd, London,

early 20th century

The sphere applied with twelve coloured

gores annotated with principal

countries, cities, trade routes, rail lines

and oceans, the North Pacific with

printed trade inscription

“GEOGRAPHIA” 4 INCH, TERRESTRIAL

GLOBE.. GEOGRAPHIA Ltd, 55 FLEET

STR. LONDON. EC 4, (unmounted, with

scuffs and other wear).

£200-300

158

158

A French 4 inch terrestrial globe

J.L. & C., early 20th century

The sphere applied with twelve coloured

gores annotated in French with principal

countries, cities, trade winds, and

oceans, the South Atlantic with printed

trade inscription GLOBE TERRESTRE, J.L.

& C., PARIS, J. Bernhard sc (unmounted,

with split to equator, scuffs and other

wear).

£200-300

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A fine George III pair of brass

gunner’s calipers

J. and W. Watkins, London, circa 1785

One side with table annotated for

Quantity of Powder for Filling the

Chambers of Brafs Mortars And Howitzers

for both Sea and Land use to upper limb,

the lower signed J & W Watkins, Charing

Crofs London and with table for shot

sizes, the axis with protractor scale

calibrated 0-180 degrees in both

directions and the outer straight edge

divided as a rule calibrated in metric

inches, the reverse with table for Brafs

Guns, Proof, Service tabulated for 0.5, 3,

6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 32 and 42 pounder cannon

to upper limb and conforming table for

Iron Guns to lower limb, the axis with

scale for shot size, the pointers with iron

blade inserts, 17.8cm (7ins) long.

The partnership between Jeremiah and

Walter Watkins is recorded in Clifton,

Gloria Directory of Scientific Instrument

Makers 1550-1851 as working from 5

Charing Cross, London 1784-98.

£1,200-1,800

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An Augsburg pattern gilt and patinated

brass portable equinoctial sundial

Johann Norbert Halderich, Augsburg,

mid 18th century

The square plate finely pieced and

engraved with rococo scrolls and

centred with glazed compass with

silvered dial centred with a hatched

windrose and the four Cardinal points

annotated in German, beneath hinged

cartouche ring centred with a folding

plummet opposing a conforming hinged

sight, the circular underside of the

compass engraved with the latitudes of

various Central European cities and

signed J.N. Holderich, Augsburg within a

herringbone border (latitude arm

lacking), 8.5cm wide; with original

printed paper instruction sheet in

German and French incorporating a

table annotated with the latitudes of

approximately 150 towns and cities.

£400-600

161

A George III patinated brass garden

sundial

William Harris and Co., London, late

18th century

The 12 inch circular plate fitted with a

solid angled gnomen and centred with a

sixteen point foliate engraved and

hatched compass rose with annotations

to the innermost track for the relevant

subdivisions of the cardinal points,

within a concentric table annotated for

the equation of time interrupted by an

oval signature cartouche W. Harris & Co.,

50 Holborn, London, at twelve o’clock, the

outer track engraved with a Roman

numeral chapter ring annotated IIII-XII-

VIII and with armorial crest to the vacant

section (the gnomen probably a

replacement).

£300-500

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162

162

A brass bound mahogany cased portable surgeon’s scalpel and suture set

Down Bros., London, early 20th century

With seven stainless steel scalpels, three clamps, a hook and two other items

supported within two nickel finish lift-out trays in a box inset with ivorine maker’s

labels DOWN BROS. MAKERS, OPPOSITE GUY’S HOSPITAL to front rail, the exterior

with two inset brass straps flanking a shield shaped vacant cartouche, (some

implements lacking), the box 24.5cm wide.

£300-400

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163

A mahogany barograph with integral

barometer dial

Lennie, Edinburgh, early 20th century

With eight-segment aneroid chamber

within frosted gilt brass armature

operating inked pointer for the

clockwork driven paper-scale lined

rotating drum and separate opencentred

circular silvered scale calibrated

in barometric inches, with the usual

annotations and signed LENNIE,

EDINBURGH to lower edge beneath five

panel bevel-glazed cover on ogee

moulded base with chart drawer to apron

and squab feet, 37cm (14.5ins) wide.

£300-500

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164

164

A mahogany barograph

Unsigned, 20th century

With eight-segment aneroid chamber

within lacquered brass armature

operating inked pointer for the

clockwork driven paper-scale lined

rotating drum, beneath five panel bevelglazed

cover on ogee moulded base with

chart drawer to apron and squab feet,

36cm (14ins) wide.

£250-350

166

A Victorian oak mercury stick barometer

Chadburn and Son, Liverpool, circa 1870

The bevel-glazed canted bone vernier

scale calibrated in barometric inches and

with the usual observations opposing

mercury Fahrenheit scale thermometer

beneath arch signed CHADBURN & SON,

71 LORD ST. LIVERPOOL to upper margin,

with vernier adjustment square to the top

of the plain rectangular section trunk

terminating with a moulded domed

cistern cover to the rounded base, 90cm

(35.5ins) high.

The firm of Chadburn and Son are

recorded in Banfield Edwin BAROMETER

MAKERS AND RETAILERS 1660-1900 as

working from 71 Lord Street, Liverpool

1857-75.

£300-500

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165

An oak barograph

Callaghan and Co., London, early 20th

century

With six-segment aneroid chamber

within lacquered brass armature

operating inked pointer for the

clockwork driven paper-scale lined

rotating drum, the baseplate signed

CALLAGHAN & Co., 23A NEW BOND ST.

LONDON W. beneath five panel bevelglazed

cover on ogee moulded base with

chart drawer to apron and squab feet,

37cm (14.5ins) wide.

£100-150

167

A Victorian walnut mercury stick barometer

V. Somalvico and Co., London, circa 1860

The arched bevel-glazed canted twin

vernier ivory scales calibrated in

barometric inches, with the usual

observations and labelled 10 A.M.

YESTERDAY and 10 A.M. TODAY beneath

signature V. SOMALVICO & Co., LONDON

to upper margin, the rectangular section

trunk with twin vernier adjustment discs

to throat and figured veneers above ogee

moulded turned cistern cover to the

rounded base with level adjustment

square to underside, 92cm (36ins) high.

Vincent Somalvico and Co. are recorded

in Banfield, Edwin BAROMETER MAKERS

& RETAILERS 1660-1900 as working from

14 Charles Street, Hatton Garden, London

1856-8.

£500-800

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168

A brass Fortin pattern mercury

laboratory stick barometer

Negretti and Zambra, London,

late 19th century

The instrument with suspension ring

above cylindrical glazed silvered vernier

scale calibrated in barometric inches

and signed NEGRETTI & ZAMBRA,

Scientific Instrument Makers, LONDON

to left hand border and numbered 2918

above lower collar, the slender cylindrical

shaft with vernier adjustment screw and

applied mercury Fahrenheit scale

thermometer, the base with part-glazed

cylindrical cistern and adjustment screw

to base, mounted via a brass upper hook

and a bottom collar with three locating

screws onto a rectangular moulded oak

panel for wall mounting, the instrument

102cm high, 117cm (46ins) high overall.

The firm of Negretti and Zambra are

recorded in Banfield, Edwin

BAROMETER MAKERS AND RETAILERS

1660-1900 as being established in 1850

when a partnership between Enrico

Negretti and Joseph Zambra was

formed. The firm became one of the

most prolific makers of scientific

instruments and continued trading well

into the 20th century.

£350-450

169

169

A large Victorian mother-of-pearl inlaid

mercury wheel barometer

Charles Maspero, Manchester,

mid 19th century

The 12 inch rococo scroll engraved

circular silvered register calibrated in

barometric inches and with the usual

observations beneath bowfronted

alcohol Fahrenheit scale thermometer

and hygrometer to the swan neck

pediment, the square base with

rectangular spirit level signed CHARLES

MASPERO, MANCHESTER, the case with

fine mother-of-pearl foliate marquetry

borders and cavetto moulded underside

to base, 118cm (46.5ins) high.

Charles Maspero is recorded in Banfield,

Edwin, BAROMETER MAKERS AND

RETAILERS 1660-1900 as working in

Manchester circa 1850-70.

£300-400

170

170

A Victorian mahogany mercury wheel

barometer

S. Lelli, Newport, Isle of Wight,

mid 19th century

The 6 inch silvered scroll centre

engraved circular register calibrated in

barometric inches and with the usual

observations, beneath ebonised reeded

bordered convex mirror and arched

alcohol Fahrenheit scale thermometer

and hygrometer to the swan neck

pediment, the rounded base inset with a

spirit level signed S. LELLI, NEWPORT

94cm (37ins) high.

S. Lelli is recorded on Banfield, Edwin

BAROMETER MAKERS AND RETAILERS

1660-1900 as working from Newport, Isle

of Wight 1839-55.

£100-150

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A fine and rare George III mahogany

free-standing mercury pillar barometer

Nairne and Blunt, London, late 18th

century

The arched silvered scale fitted to a

rotating brass table to allow rotation

around the large bore mercury tube, with

rack and pinion adjusted vernier and

pivoted mirror behind to allow accurate

observation of the level beneath

signature NAIRNE & BLUNT, LONDON to

arch, the fluted column upright with

flared capital and moulded base with

lift-off front section secured by a clasp

formed as a dummy keyhole to reveal

interior with mercury tube of smaller

diameter packed by cotton wadding, the

two stage plinth incorporating up-sliding

cover for the sealed boxwood cistern

above moulding to waist and double skirt

to base, 167cm (67.75ins) high overall.

The collaboration between Edward

Nairne and his former apprentice

Thomas Blunt is recorded in Banfield,

Edwin BAROMETER MAKERS AND

RETAILERS 1660-1900 as established in

1774 and lasting until 1793.

Edward Nairne was born in 1726 and

apprenticed to the celebrated instrument

maker, Matthew Loft, in 1741. Latterly he

worked from 20 Cornhill and published

numerous booklets on navigational,

pneumatic and astronomical instruments.

In 1776 Nairne devised a marine

barometer with a restriction to the bore of

the mercury tube which served to

dampen the oscillation of the mercury, he

was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in

1776 and died 1806. Thomas Blunt was

apprenticed to Edward Nairne in 1760

with whom he formed a loose partnership

in 1774, perhaps for mutual convenience

as his premises were next door to

Nairne’s at 22 Cornhill. Blunt designed

some of the components for the ‘New

Barometer’ devised by the Portuguese

Scientist J.H. Magellan for measuring

altitude, and latterly became instrument

maker to George III. In 1793 he took his

son, also named Thomas, into partnership

and subsequently relocated to 136

Minories in 1814, he died in 1822.

The current lot is highly unusual as it

takes the form of a free-standing pedestal

designed to be fixed to the floor with a

scale that can be rotated for viewing from

any angle, the mirror attached to the rear

of the scale enables the level to be

sighted precisely. The non-portable and

accurate nature of the instrument

coupled with a finely executed case

suggests that it was probably

commissioned for a wealthy patron

perhaps for use in a private laboratory.

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A fine George III mahogany stick

barometer

Dollond, London, circa 1800

With broken triangular pediment above

recessed silvered vernier scale

calibrated in barometric inches, with the

usual observations and signed Dollond,

London near the upper margin behind

hinged glazed brass door, the waisted

caddy moulded trunk inset with a large

Fahrenheit scale mercury thermometer

behind a conforming brass framed door,

the rounded base with moulded circular

cistern cover and vernier adjustment

screw to base, 102cm (40ins) high.

Peter Dollond is recorded in Banfield,

Edwin BAROMETER MAKERS AND

RETAILERS 1680-1860 as born 1730 and

died 1820. He was the son of John Dollond,

a Huguenot silk weaver and started

business as an optician in 1750. He was

joined by his father in 1752 until his death

in 1761, and then by his brother, John, until

his death in 1804. The family business was

continued by Peter Dollond’s nephew,

George Huggins, who changed his name

to Dollond. George Dollond became

instrument maker to William IV and Queen

Victoria, exhibited at the Great Exhibition

in 1851 and died 1856.

£1,000-1,500

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A fine William IV mahogany mercury

cistern tube marine stick barometer

Dollond, London, circa 1830

With brass suspension ring and

rectangular brass plate signed Dollond,

London above hinged rectangular door

enclosing canted silvered vernier register

plates annotated with the usual

observations, the inside of the door

applied with mercury Centigrade

thermometer, the rectangular section

trunk with slightly bowed sides above

stepped cylindrical brass cistern,

bulkhead mounted via original gimbals of

unusual pattern incorporating leaf spring

dampening and hinged circular wall

plate, the instrument 95cm (37.5ins) high.

Peter Dollond is recorded in Banfield,

Edwin BAROMETER MAKERS AND

RETAILERS 1680-1860 as born 1730 and

died 1820. He was the son of John Dollond,

a Huguenot silk weaver and started

business as an optician in 1750. He was

joined by his father in 1752 until his death

in 1761, and then by his brother, John, until

his death in 1804. The family business was

continued by Peter Dollond’s nephew,

George Huggins, who changed his

surname to Dollond. George Dollond

became instrument maker to William IV

and Queen Victoria, exhibited at the Great

Exhibition in 1851 and died 1856.

£2,200-2,800

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A German retailed two-day marine chronometer

Theodore Knoblich under A. Meier, Altona, Hamburg, late 19th century

The four pillar full-plate chain fusee movement with spotted plates,

Harrison’s maintaining power, Earnshaw type spring detent escapement

split bimetallic balance with cylindrical compensation weights, helical

balance spring and faceted diamond endstone, the frontplate numbered

6963, the 4 inch circular silvered Roman numeral dial with gold hands,

subsidiary seconds and Ah/Auf power reserve dials, and inscribed TH.

KNOBLICH. INHAB: A. MEIER, HAMBURG FRUHER ALTONA, 2350 to

centre, set in a lacquered brass bowl with screw-down bezel mounted

within pivoted gimbals with locking screw and tipsy key, the case

(lacking top tier) with inset star shaped brass escutcheons, recessed

side handles and applied with ivorine trade plate with repeat signature to

front of upper tier, 18cm (7ins) wide.

Theodore Knoblich is recorded in Baillie, G.H. Watchmakers & Clockmakers of

the World as a ‘fine chronometer and observatory clockmaker’ born in 1827 and

died 1892, The firm was latterly run by A. Meier and is thought to have continued

trading until shortly before the outbreak of the Great War. The presence of the

serial number ‘6963’ on the movement suggests that it was bought-in, probably

from an English supplier for finishing and retail by Knoblich.

£1,000-1,500

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A two-day marine chronometer

Signature erased, English, mid 19th century

The four pillar full-plate chain fusee movement with Harrison’s

maintaining power, Earnshaw type spring detent escapement, split

bimetallic balance with wedge-shaped compensation weights, helical

balance spring and faceted diamond endstone, the frontplate numbered

626, the 3.75 inch circular Roman numeral dial with gold hands, subsidiary

seconds and UP/DOWN power reserve dials, set in a lacquered brass bowl

with screw-down bezel, (gimbals and box lacking), diameter 12cm (4.75ins).

The use of wedge-shaped compensation weights coupled with twin

timing screws to the balance is reminiscent of the work of Parkinson and

Frodsham during the 1840’s, however the standard 0-56 hour calibration

of the power reserve dial would suggest a date of around 1850. The

relatively low serial number suggests that the current lot probably

originates from the workshop of a relatively low volume maker as the

more prolific established workshops were producing timepieces with

serial numbers well into four digits by this time.

£600-800

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A fine Victorian eight-day marine chronometer

James McCabe, circa 1845

The substantial single fusee movement with Harrison’s

maintaining power and three-level subframe for the Earnshaw

type spring detent escapement with bi-metallic balance, helical

balance spring and faceted diamond end stone, the polished

backplate with spring set-up ratchet and signed James McCabe,

Royal Exchange, London No.263, the 4.25 inch circular silvered

Roman numeral dial with subsidiary seconds dial, WIND/UP

register and repeat signature to centre, with gold hands behind

screw-down bezel with hinged bevel glass and set into a

lacquered brass bowl with shuttered winding hole and repeat

numbered to inside, now housed in a Japanese patinated

bronze case cast as a tsuri-daiko drum (used in gagaku music),

with cockerel surmount and standing on a quadrapedal

pedestal around which a dragon has entwined itself,

42cm (16.5ins) high overall.

James McCabe moved from Belfast to London in 1775,

becoming Honorary Freeman of The Clockmakers’ Company in

1781. He quickly established a reputation as a fine maker

however his career was cut short when he unexpectedly died of

‘mortification of the leg’ in 1811. The business was continued by

his sons until 1883. An eight-day chronometer (number 471) in a

finely engraved gilt brass gimballed table case, which was

thought to have been presented by Queen Victoria to the

Maharaja of Kashmir, was sold by Christie’s in their sale of

‘Magnificent Clocks’ 15th September 2004 Lot 27.

£2,500-3,500

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177

A Victorian small two-day marine chronometer

Charles Frodsham, London, circa 1840

The four pillar full-plate chain fusee movement with Harrison’s

maintaining power, split bimetallic balance with cylindrical

compensation weights and faceted diamond endstone, the

movement with brass dust cover, the 3.5 inch circular silvered

Roman numeral dial with blued steel hands, subsidiary seconds

and power reserve dials, and inscribed CHARLES FRODSHAM,

7 Pavement, Finsbury Squ,r, London No. 1825 to centre, now set

in a lacquered brass bowl with screw-down bezel mounted

within pivoted gimbals with locking screw, now in a mahogany

three-section case with push-button clasp for top tier above

inset ivory panel inscribed 1825 and cartouche shaped brass

key escutcheon, the sides with replaced carrying handles

(movement lacking detent and with other faults and alterations

throughout), 16cm (6.25ins) wide.

Charles Frodsham was born in 1810, he set up business at

7 Finsbury Pavement prior to 1842 before succeeding John

Roger Arnold at 84 Strand in 1843. He was succeeded by his

son, H.M. Frodsham in 1871. The firm became a Limited

Company in 1893 and are still trading today.

£800-1,200

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A Swiss brass clockmaker’s depthing tool

Unsigned, late 19th century

The hinged two-piece frame with two

pairs of steel sliders and adjusted via a

screw mounted to one side, length of

frame 32cm (12.5ins); with two

clockmaker’s mainspring winders (3).

£200-300

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A fine Swiss brass and steel wheel

cutting engine

Unsigned, mid 19th century

The pivoted cutter frame with adjustable

stop mounted via screw-adjusting slide

for depth adjustment onto the box frame

enclosing the 8.5 inch index plate with

thirty-nine dividing rings ranging from

11 to 366 located by a sprung detent

fixed to the rear of the frame, the centre

arbor passing through the frame to

support the work for the cutter with

steady bracket above, on three down

curved iron feet pierced for fixing to

the workbench, length of frame 27cm

(10.5ins), with a selection of work clamps

and a few other accessories.

Provenance: Correspondence regarding

the sale of this engine from a Mr. R

Clement of Heaton, Newcastle on Tyne,

dated 1922 is included with the lot.

An almost identical wheel cutting

engine is illustrated in Crom, Theodore,

R. Horological Shop Tools 1700-1900 page

652 (fig. 1275), Crom also reproduces (fig.

1274) a schematic diagram of a very

closely related engine with its

accessories as published in the Gross

und Urmacher trade catalogue of 1853.

A smaller but closely related engine from

the collection of the late John Hooper

was sold in these rooms 10th February

2009 lot 61.

£1,000-1,500

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180

A French Louis XIV gilt brass verge

‘oignon’ pocket watch

Rouviere, Paris, early 18th century

The gilt full plate chain fusee movement

winding through the dial centre cannon

pinion, with Egyptian pillars, silvered

regulation disc geared to rack regulator,

plain steel three-arm balance beneath

ho-ho bird and foliate scroll pierced

balance bridge and signed ROUVIERE

APARIS to backplate, the twelve piece

blue on white enamel Roman numeral

cartouche dial with inner enamel quarter

hour track and foliate scroll chased

centre, the two piece hinged case

further chased with intertwined

arabesque designs within repeating

strapwork panels to rear cover, (lacking

hands, case with wear) 5.5cm diameter.

£500-700

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181

A fine George I verge pocket watch

movement and dial

John Bowen and John Masters, Bristol

circa 1720

The full plate gilt movement with tulip

pillars incorporating scroll-pieced

galleries, silvered Tompion type regulator

for the flat three-arm steel balance

beneath pierced and engraved silver

balance cock decorated with Ho-Ho

birds and foliate scrolls above a female

mask to the backplate signed Io/n

BOWEN, Io/n MASTERS, BRISTOL,

the white enamel Roman numeral dial

with Arabic five minutes to outer track

(hands and case lacking) the dial plate

4.5cm diameter.

John Bowen and John Masters are

recorded in Moore, A.J. THE

CLOCKMAKERS OF BRISTOL 1650-1900

as working 1718-34 and 1699-1739

respectively.

£400-600

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A fine and rare early Germanic pierced gilt brass clock watch

Unsigned, early 17th century

The gilt full plate verge fusee movement with baluster turned pillars, later sprung three-arm brass balance and plain backcock,

standing barrels for both the strike train and alarm each sounding on a pork pie shaped bell within the rear cover, the backplate with

recessed countwheel driven by a spur pinion engaging with teeth to the inside rim, worm set-up for the fusee mainspring, stopwork

for the alarm and now engraved with various Hebrew characters, symbols and a bird standing beside a conifer, the dial with blued

steel hand now fixed to a rose centre engraved gilt brass alarm disc annotated anticlockwise with Arabic numerals to outer edge

within applied silvered Roman numeral chapter ring with quarter hour divisions to inner track and triform half hour markers, the

surround decorated with twelve hatched panels, the two-part twelve sided case with bell fitted to the inside of the rear cover

decorated with symmetrical pierced scrolling strapwork and now engraved with the twelve Hebrew tribes above arcade pierced

girdle, the front cover pierced to resemble a rose window and now with further engraved script to angles, the base with turn clasp

and threaded panel for a pendant finial (lacking) the top with a post fitted with a suspension ring, 6.1cm wide.

The current lot can be dated to the early years of the 17th century due to the provision of a fusee for the going train and the use of

brass for the wheelwork. During the latter years of the 16th century German makers adopted the fusee in preference to the

stackfreed to equalise the power of the mainspring and moved away from the use of steel for the wheelwork. The recessed

countwheel (driven by a spur pinion engaging with teeth to the inside of the rim) is typical of German practice of the period and is a

remarkable feat of workmanship and can be compared to a slightly earlier stackfreed example housed in The Basingstoke Museum

and illustrated in Camerer Cuss, T.P. The Camerer Cuss Book of ANTIQUE WATCHES Plate 6 (page 52).

The design of the case is perhaps a little old fashioned for a watch dating to the early 17th century but is conceived to facilitate the

easy passage of sound out of the watch and for the time to be read without opening the front cover. Such cases passed out of favour

during the early decades of the 17th century with the fashion moving towards fully enclosed models, often with finely decorated

external surfaces.

£3,000-5,000

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183

An Edwardian silver cased miniature

carriage timepiece

Edwards and Sons, London, 1905

The French eight-day movement with

platform lever escapement and 1.25 inch

circular white enamel Roman numeral

dial signed EDWARDS & SONS,

161 REGENT St. LONDON W. to centre

and with blued steel spade hands,

the rectangular case with ‘C’ scroll

hinged handle, full-height rear door

and bun feet, marked for makers

JRH London 1905, 6.5cm (2.5ins) high

excluding handle.

£120-180

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184

An Edwardian silver gilt mounted

tortoiseshell miniature carriage

timepiece

Unsigned, London, 1910

The French eight-day movement with

platform lever escapement and 1.5 inch

circular white enamel Roman numeral

dial with blued steel spade hands set

behind a glazed silver gilt bezel, the

rectangular case with hinged silver gilt

handle, hinge for the full-height rear door

and on bun feet, the mounts marked

HA&C London 1910, 9cm (3.5ins) high

excluding handle.

£120-180

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185

An Edwardian silver cased miniature

carriage timepiece

Unsigned, London, 1909

The French eight-day movement with

platform cylinder escapement and

1.5 inch circular white enamel Roman

numeral dial with blued steel spade

hands, the rectangular case with

hammered finish, ‘C’ scroll hinged

handle, full-height rear door and bun

feet, marked for case makers

H. Matthews, London 1909, 7.5cm

(3ins) high excluding handle.

£120-180

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186

A French gilt brass miniature carriage

timepiece

Unsigned, circa 1900

The eight-day movement with platform

cylinder escapement and rectangular

white enamel Roman numeral dial in a

gilt bevel glazed ‘corniche’ type case

with hinged carrying handle, 7.5cm (3ins)

high excluding handle.

£150-200

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A Victorian engraved gilt brass small

carriage timepiece

Silvani, Brighton, mid 19th century

The four pillar single fusee movement

with lever escapement between the

plates and vertical cocked bimetallic

balance wheel on the backplate with

silvered regulation scale, shaped bridge

for the spring barrel and signed Silvani,

30 East Cliff, Brighton to lower margin,

the rectangular engine turned silvered

dial with Roman numeral chapter ring,

winding square at six o’clock and blued

steel spade hands, the bevel-glazed case

with elaborate foliate engraved and

pierced hinged handle to the raised

shaped panel top richly cut with leafy

scrolls and with button finials to corners

and border engraved foliate chased

baton moulding to cornice, the front door

with conforming decoration to surround

between moulded corner uprights, on

repeating scroll bordered shallow skirt

base with canted squab feet, 9.5cm

(3.75ins) high excluding handle.

A Vincent Silvani is recorded in Loomes,

Brian Watchmakers & Clockmakers of the

World, Volume 2 as being born in

Brighton circa 1818 and working in

Leamington circa 1850.

£2,500-3,500 188

188

A Victorian rosewood miniature

four-glass timepiece

Unsigned, mid 19th century

The four pillar single fusee movement

with Harrison’s maintaining power,

platform lever escapement with foliate

engraved balance cock and gilt frosted

plates, the 2.5 inch square engraved

single sheet silvered brass Roman

numeral dial with recessed subsidiary

seconds dial to the foliate scroll

engraved centre, concentric engine

turned decoration to spandrels and

blued steel Breguet hands within canted

silvered bezel to front door, the case

with bevel glazed panel to the top with

cavetto moulded cornice and

conforming side windows above ogee

moulded apron and on skirt base now

with brass bracket feet, 15cm (6ins) high.

£300-500

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189

A French gilt brass gorge cased

carriage clock with push-button repeat

and alarm

Drocourt, Paris, Late 19th century

The eight-day two train gong striking

movement with original silvered platform

lever escapement with DC trademark for

Drocourt and numbered 8749 to

backplate, the circular white enamel

Roman numeral dial with Arabic five

minutes and blued steel Breguet hands

set into a foliate engraved rectangular

gilt brass mask incorporating subsidiary

alarm setting dial to lower margin, the

bevel glazed case with hinged carrying

handle and repeat serial numbers to

base, 13cm (5ins) high excluding handle,

with original leather covered outer

travelling case.

£600-800

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A fine French engraved gilt brass gorge cased alarm carriage clock with calendar

and push-button repeat

Retailed by Grohe, London, late 19th century

The two train gong striking movement with silvered platform lever escapement and

signed Grohe, London to backplate, the circular white enamel Roman numeral dial

further signed GROHE, 7 WIGMORE STREET, LONDON to centre, with blued steel

Breguet hands and set into a foliate engraved rectangular gilt brass mask with

subsidiary date of the month and alarm setting dials to lower margin, the ‘gorge’ case

overall engraved with panels of scrolling foliate decoration a matted ground, the rear

door with conforming scroll decorated brass panel incorporating shuttered winding

holes, 13cm (5ins) high excluding handle, on original gilt brass base with conforming

engraved decoration between mermaid engraved supports to angles, 17.5cm (7ins)

high overall.

£1,500-2,000

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191

A French gilt brass petit sonnerie

striking carriage clock with push-button

repeat

Margaine, Paris, circa 1900

The two train eight-day movement with

silvered platform lever escapement and

striking the hours and quarters on two

gongs, the backplate stamped with the

beehive trademark for Margaine and

inscribed J.C. & Co. FIRST QUALITY

EXTRA, the rectangular white enamel

Roman numeral dial with blued steel

Breguet hands in a gilt ‘corniche’ type

case with hinged carrying handle, 15cm

(6ins) high excluding handle.

£400-600

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192

A French gilt brass carriage clock in a

one-piece case

Japy Freres, the case by L. Lange, Paris,

mid 19th century

The eight-day two train bell striking

movement with platform cylinder

escapement and JAPY FRERES ANNEES

MEDAILLES D’OR.. punch stamped

trademark beneath number 58 to

backplate, the rectangular white enamel

Roman numeral enamel dial with blued

steel Breguet hands, the gilt caddy

moulded case of squat proportions with

hinged carrying handle thick bevel cut

glasses and gilt back door with

shuttered winding holes on moulded

skirt base stamped L.LANGE, 1296 to

underside, 12cm (4.75ins) high excluding

handle.

One-piece cases by L. Lange are

discussed in Allix, Charles and Bonnert,

Peter CARRIAGE CLOCKS Their history

and development pages 145 and 158

where it is noted that such cases were

often used to house movements by Japy

Freres.

£500-800

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193

A French gilt brass carriage clock

Duval, Paris, circa 1840

The eight-day outside countwheel bell

striking movement with platform lever

escapement and rectangular silvered

brass Roman numeral dial with Breguet

blued steel hands and signed DUVAL

RUE D ORLEANS 8 A PARIS in an upward

curve to the lower edge of the outer

minute track, the early multi-piece bevel

glazed case with hinged baton handle

and gilt back panel with shuttered

winding holes, on moulded skirt base,

15cm (6ins) high excluding handle.

The case of the current lot can be closely

compared with an engraved example

illustrated in Allix, Charles and Bonnert,

Peter CARRIAGE CLOCKS Their history

and development plate VII/3 page 159.

£700-1,000

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A French cast gilt brass carriage clock

with push-button repeat

Retailed by Henry & Co., Paris, mid 19th

century

The eight day bell striking movement

with unusual platform lever escapement

and stamped with JAPY FRERES

medallion and numbered 109 to

backplate, the rectangular white enamel

Roman numeral dial inscribed HENRY &

Co., PARIS beneath chapter ring and

with trefoil pierced blued steel hands,

the bevel glazed gilt brass case with

double cherub term cast hinged handle

and foliate decorated mouldings above

canted angles applied with standing

figures in Renaissance style dress to

recessed niches, on conforming cavetto

base cast with repeating scrolls and

with shaped apron, 15.5cm (6ins high)

excluding handle.

The balance pivot bridge arrangement to

the escapement of the current lot is

similar to one attributed to Jules of Paris

illustrated in Allix, Charles and Bonnert,

Peter CARRIAGE CLOCKS Their history

and development plate II/47 page 224.

£300-500

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195

A French brass carriage clock with

duplex escapement

Unsigned, mid 19th century

The eight-day two train bell striking

movement with platform duplex

escapement and rectangular white

enamel Roman numeral dial in an early

gilt brass multi-piece ‘corniche’ bevel

glazed case with hinged baton carrying

handle above gilt back panel fitted with

shuttered winding holes, on moulded

skirt base, 13cm (5ins) high.

A similar platform duplex escapement

fitted to a clock by Lepine is illustrated

in Allix, Charles and Bonnert, Peter

CARRIAGE CLOCKS Their history and

development plate II/42 page 71.

£700-900

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196

A French engraved gilt brass carriage

clock with push-button repeat

Retailed by Parkinson and Frodsham,

late 19th century

The eight-day two train gong striking

movement with silvered platform lever

escapement and rectangular white

enamel Roman numeral dial inscribed

PARKINSON & FRODSHAM, CHANGE

ALLEY, CORNHILL, LONDON beneath

chapter ring and with blued steel

Breguet hands, the gilt ‘corniche’ type

case with foliate scroll engraved

decoration throughout, 12.5cm (5ins)

high excluding handle.

£400-600

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197

A Swiss nickel finished brass and

spherical glass desk timepiece

Ancre, early 20th century

The keyless lever eight-day pocket watch

movement with backplate applied with

die-stamped gilt brass trade plate

incorporating several exhibition award

medallions and signed ANCRE, the

circular white enamel Roman numeral

dial inscribed 8 DAYS, SWISS MADE to

centre, the nickel finish case with

hemispherical solid glass covers front

and back and suspension ring

incorporating keyless winding, (with

faults), diameter 7.5cm (3ins).

£150-250

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198

A George III style brass mounted

mahogany sedan timepiece

Camerer Kuss and Co., London, early

20th century

The Swiss made frosted nickel finish

three-quarter plate eight-day lever

movement with split bimetallic balance,

the 4 inch convex white enamel Roman

numeral dial indistinctly signed Camerer

Kuss & Co., 36 NEW OXFORD STREET,

LONDON to centre and with blued steel

hands within glazed cast brass bezel,

turned surround and reeded brass band

to outer edge, the rear with hinged brass

cover, 15cm (6ins) diameter.

£250-350

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199

An ebonised sedan timepiece

Incorporating a watch movement by

John Pepys, London circa 1700 the dial

and case late 18th century

The gilt full-plate fusee verge pocket

watch movement with pierced square

section baluster pillars, elaborate foliate

pierced backcock for the plain three-arm

balance, silvered regulation dial and

signed John Pepys, London to backplate,

the 3.25 inch convex Roman numeral

enamel dial with Arabic quarters to

outer track and chased gilt beetle and

poker hands within glazed cast brass

bezel and turned cavetto moulded

surround, the rear with hinged brass

cover, 13cm (5ins) diameter.

John Pepys is recorded in Loomes, Brian

The Early CLOCKMAKERS of Great Britain

as born circa 1658, he was apprenticed to

John Harris and gained his freedom of

the Clockmakers’ Company in 1680. He

was made an Assistant of the

Clockmakers’ Company in 1697, Warden

from 1705, Master in 1707 and is thought

to have died around 1720.

£300-500

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200

A brass mounted ebonised sedan

timepiece

Charles Draper London, early 19th

century

The rectangular four pillar verge fusee

movement with engraved cock for the

plain three arm balance and arched

regulation scale to the foliate trail

engraved backplate signed C. Draper,

London to lower edge, the 4 inch convex

white enamel Roman numeral dial with

later brass hands within cast brass

glazed bezel and cavetto moulded

wooden surround with reeded brass

band to outer edge, the rear with hinged

brass cover, 15cm (6ins) diameter.

A Charles Draper is recorded in Baillie,

G.H. Watchmakers & Clockmakers of the

World as working in London circa 1774.

£300-500

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A Victorian ship’s brass bulkhead

timepiece

John Moore and Sons, London, mid 19th

century

The circular four baluster pillar single

fusee movement with Harrison’s

maintaining power, adjustable pivots for

the contrate wheel and large platform

lever escapement with monometallic

balance and faceted diamond endstone,

the 6 inch circular silvered brass Roman

numeral dial with gilt brass hands,

regulation lever to upper margin and

inscribed JOHN MOORE & SONS,

CLERKENWELL, LONDON, 14232 to

centre, the deep cylindrical cast brass

case with key lock for the hinged bevel

glazed bezel and with pierced lugs for

bulkhead mounting cast as part of the

backplate, diameter 18.5cm (7.25ins).

John Moore and Sons succeeded the

partnership of George Handley and John

Moore (both of whom were apprenticed

to, and were successors of John

Thwaites who died in 1800) on the death

of George Handley in 1824. The firm

worked from 38-9 Clerkenwell Close and

became particularly well known for

producing public clocks and supplying

movements to other makers. The last of

the Moore dynasty of clockmakers,

Henry James, died aged 60 in 1899,

however the firm is thought to have

continued into the early years of the 20th

century.

£400-600

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202

A ship’s brass bulkhead timepiece

Unsigned, English, circa 1830

The rectangular movement with fivewheel

train, horizontal platform lever

escapement with monometallic balance,

four column turned pillars pinned

through the back and stamped B1455

next to lower left hand corner of the

backplate, the 5.5 inch circular cream

painted Roman numeral dial with blued

steel Breguet hands, Slow/Fast

regulation lever to upper margin and

repeat numbered to lower border, the

cylindrical cast brass case with pushbutton

clasp for the hinged bevel-glazed

bezel and with concentric band

decoration to exterior, the steel

backplate with two integral loops for

attachment to a bulkhead, 18cm (7ins)

diameter.

The movement of the current lot,

although unsigned, closely compares to

to an example with silvered dial signed

Arnold, 84 STRAND sold in these rooms

16th February 2011 (lot 33). Both

movements share the same rectangular

cartouche stamp for the letter ‘B’ of the

serial number (stamped to the backplate

of each movement).

£300-500

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203

A Black Forest miniature weight driven

wall clock with alarm

Unsigned, late 19th century

The two train wooden framed outside

countwheel bell striking movement with

anchor escapement and transverse

alarm mounted to the right hand side of

the movement, the 2.25 inch circular

white enamel Roman numeral dial with

brass alarm setting disc to centre and

with lakeland landscape painted scene

to arched panel above, complete with

side doors, hanging hoop and spurs,

pendulum and weights, 10cm (4ins) high.

£100-150

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204

An engraved brass mounted ebonised

small mantel clock now incorporating a

musical box mechanism

Unsigned, probably Austrian, mid 19th

century and later

The two train bell striking movement

with push-button hour repeat, standing

barrels, anchor escapement and shaped

plates, the white enamel Roman numeral

waisted dial with elaborate scroll hands

and overlaid with a pierced and engraved

brass decoration to the lower section, in

a waisted ebonised case with button

finial and ogee moulded surmount above

rectangular side windows, the front and

side surfaces overlaid with conforming

shaped pierced and engraved lacquered

brass decoration, on two later gilt brass

rail supports, 24cm (9.5ins) high; with

original conforming ebonised plinth

applied with further decorative brass

mounts and now fitted to upper surface

with a later musical box mechanism

formerly playing a choice of two airs via

a 2.25 inch cylinder and tuned steel comb

within brass frame and glazed cover, on

scroll cast brass feet, (musical

mechanism incomplete, dial with faults)

18.5cm (11.25ins) high overall.

£300-500

205

205

Moore (James), Rice (Roy)

and Hucker (Ernest)

BILBIE ANDTHE CHEW VALLEY CLOCKMAKERS,

privately published and signed by all three

authors, softbound, a very clean copy, 1995.

£200-300

206

A rare rack striking thirty-hour

longcase clock movement and dial

James Webb, Bristol, circa 1710

The substantial five finned pillar twohanded

movement rack striking on a bell

mounted above the plates measuring 7 x

6 inches, with anchor escapement and 11

inch square brass dial with rose

engraved matted centre within applied

Roman numeral chapter ring with Arabic

five minutes, stylised sword hilt half hour

markers and signed James Webb, Bristoll

Fecit to lower edge, the angles applied

with cast twin cherub and crown pattern

spandrels, (lacking pendulum and

weight).

Provenance: The estate of a respected

Bristol based Horologist.

James Webb is recorded in Moore, A.J.

THE CLOCKMAKERS OF BRISTOL 1650-

1900 as born in 1685 and married Martha

Farmer at St. Stephen’s Church on 10th

January 1717.

£700-1,000

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207

207

A George III mahogany eight-day

longcase clock with moonphase

Joseph Smith, Bristol, circa 1760

The five pillar rack and bell striking

movement with 12 inch brass break-arch

dial with subsidiary seconds dial and

calendar aperture to the matted centre

within applied Roman numeral chapter

ring with Arabic five minutes to outer

track, the angles with fine cast female

mask and scroll spandrels beneath

rolling moonphase with foliate scroll

engraved lunettes and signed JOSEPH

SMITH, BRISTOL in a downward curve to

upper margin, in a case with break-arch

frieze to the box upstand and fluted

pilasters to hood, shaped top caddy

moulded door flanked by fluted canted

angles to trunk, on conforming plinth

base with raised panel to front and on

bracket feet, (pediment lacking, other

faults), 210cm (82.5ins) high.

Joseph Smith is recorded in Moore, A.J.

THE CLOCKMAKERS OF BRISTOL 1650-

1900 as working from several addresses

in Bristol 1725-75. He is generally

considered to be a fine and diverse

maker with examples ranging from eightday

longcase clocks with tidal dial to

watches with champlevé dials. He was

perhaps the most prolific maker of high

quality bracket clocks in Bristol during

the middle of the 18th century as several

examples are known including a very rare

miniature walnut model with 4 inch dial

and a quarter chiming clock with

moonphase (illustrated in Barder, R.C.

Georgian Bracket Clocks on page 112).

A mahogany table clock by Joseph

Smith was sold in these rooms on

17th February 2010 (lot 41).

£800-1,200

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208

A Queen Anne brass lantern clock

James Drury, London, early 18th

century

The posted countwheel bell-striking

movement with verge escapement, the

silvered dial with vestigal alarm disc to

the foliate scroll engraved centre within

applied Roman numeral chapter ring

with cruciform half hour markers and

signed Jam. Drury, London to lower edge,

the frame with ball feet, columnar

uprights and urn finials flanking dolphin

frets beneath bell housed within the

domed bearer above, with brass side

doors, backplate, hanging hoop and

spurs, (alarm removed, with restorations

and replacements), 38cm (15ins) high.

James Drury is recorded in Baillie, G.H.

Watchmakers & Clockmakers of the World

as admitted to the Clockmakers’ Company

in 1687, gaining his Freedom in 1694,

appointed Master in 1728 and died 1740.

£1,800-2,500

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209

A George III brass miniature lantern alarm timepiece

Benjamin Maude, London, circa 1780

The posted movement with verge escapement and alarm

sounding on a bell mounted within the domed bell bearer above

the frame with ball feet, turned corner posts and vase finials

flanking original foliate pierced frets to sides, the 5 inch brass

break-arch dial with alarm disc and blued steel hand to the

matted centre within applied silvered Roman numeral chapter

ring with short cruciform half hour markers and unusual female

mask and scroll cast spandrels to angles, the arch with circular

silvered boss signed Benj’n Maude, London flanked by mask and

scroll mounts, the rear with integral hanging loop extension to top

plate and threaded feet to take steel wall spikes, 19cm (7.5ins)

high; in a later, (probably 19th century) stained figured birch

hooded wall case with rounded pagoda pediment and cavetto

moulded break-arch cornice, 37.5cm (14.75ins) high overall.

Benjamin Maude is recorded in Baillie, G.H. Watchmakers &

Clockmakers of the World as apprenticed in 1760, gaining his

freedom by 1782 and working in London until his death in 1819.

£1,200-1,800

210

210

A Charles II patinated brass ‘wing’ lantern clock

Unsigned, circa 1685

The posted countwheel bell-striking movement with verge

escapement and pendulum with anchor shaped bob swinging

within the frame of the clock between the trains, the dial with

alarm disc to the tulip and foliate scroll engraved centre, with

iron hand and applied Roman numeral chapter ring with

stylised fleur-de-lys half hour markers, the standard London

third period ‘Lothbury’ frame with column turned corner posts

beneath dolphin engraved and pierced frets, vase finials and

domed bell bearer, the side doors applied with shaped

pendulum projections capped with further foliate pierced and

engraved frets, the rear with iron hanging loop and brass

backplate (alarm removed, with restoration and replacements),

39cm (15.5cm) high.

£3,000-5,000

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211

A George III brass lantern clock made for

the Middle Eastern market

Robert Ward, London, late 18th century

The posted countwheel bell-striking movement with verge

escapement, the 8 inch brass break-arch two-handed dial with

matted centre within applied silvered chapter ring with

‘Turkish’ numerals and scroll cast spandrels to angles, the arch

with circular silvered boss signed Rob’t Ward, London within

herringbone border and flanked by conforming mounts, the

frame with ball feet, columnar uprights and urn finials flanking

pierced and engraved side frets beneath bell housed within the

domed bearer above, with engraved brass side doors, hanging

hoop and spurs, (side doors replaced, backplate lacking), 38cm

(15ins) high.

Robert Ward is recorded in Loomes, Brian Watchmakers &

Clockmakers of the World as admitted to the Clockmakers’

Company 1768, and working from Abchurch Lane 1779-1808. He

seemed to specialise in musical clocks and clocks for export to

the Middle East.

£1,200-1,800

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212

A brass quarter striking lantern clock

The dial signed William Grimes, London, frame and dial late

17th century the movement later

The four pillar twin chain fusee movement with anchor

escapement and two-in-one ting-tang quarter striking on two

bells mounted within the domed bell bearer above the frame,

the brass dial bearing signature William Grimes, Londini fecit to

the foliate scroll engraved centre within applied Roman

numeral chapter ring with fleur-de-lys half hour markers, the

frame with ball feet, columnar uprights and urn finials flanking

dolphin frets, with brass side doors and backplate, 39.5cm

(15.5ins) high.

£1,000-1,500

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213

A French brass lantern clock

Unsigned, mid 18th century

The posted rack and bell-striking

movement with anchor escapement and

passing half-hour strike on the same bell

with a second hammer, the dial with

alarm setting disc to the plain centre

within applied Roman numeral chapter

ring with starburst half hour markers

beneath crest with sunburst mask within

foliate scrolls surmounted with a

cockerel, the frame with tall teardrop

shaped feet, columnar uprights and urn

finials beneath bell with turned finial

(pendulum, pallets, and alarm lacking,

generally distressed), 39cm (15.5ins)

high.

£400-600

214

214

A brass inlaid mahogany bracket

timepiece

Barwise, London, early 19th century

The four pillar single fusee movement

with anchor escapement and pendulum

holdfast to the shouldered backplate, the

6 inch circular convex white Roman

numeral painted dial signed BARWISE,

LONDON to centre and with blued steel

Breguet hands within a cast brass

glazed bezel, the shallow-arch top case

with curved reeded moulding

terminating in scrolls to arch above

brass ring side handles, foliate scroll

inlaid shaped panel beneath dial and

conforming quarter moulding to the skirt

base with disc feet, 34.5cm (13ins) high.

£500-700

215

215

A mahogany balloon shaped bracket

clock

Unsigned, circa 1900

The four pillar twin fusee bell striking

movement with anchor escapement and

8 inch circular white painted Roman

numeral dial with blued steel hands

within a cast brass bezel and convex

glass, the waisted case with line edged

shaped panel beneath dial and brass

grille sound fret to rear door, on moulded

base with brass disc feet, 47cm (18.5ins)

high.

£200-300

216

216

A French gilt brass four glass

mantel clock

Retailed by Aird and Thomson,

late 19th century

The eight-day two train bell striking

movement with twin mercury jar

pendulum and visible Brocot

escapement to the recessed centre of

the two-piece white enamel Roman

numeral dial with blued steel Breguet

hands and signed AIRD & THOMSON

between the winding squares, the heavy

brass bevel-glazed case with channel

cut corners to the moulded cornice and

rounded uprights above cavetto moulded

skirt base with conforming detail to

angles and incorporating bracket feet,

36cm (14ins) high.

£400-600

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A gilt brass ‘Atmos’ timepiece with

original wall bracket

Jaeger-LeCoultre, late 20th century

The movement with rotating pendulum

balance, torsion escapement and

stamped 129722 to top plate, winding via

the expansion and contraction of the

aneroid chamber mounted on the back of

the mechanism, the square white

chapter ring applied with gilt batons and

Arabic numerals for the quarters, in a

five-glass case with canted angles to the

lift-off cover, the base with levelling

screws, 24cm (9.5ins) high; with a rare

original gilt brass wall bracket with

engine turned platform supported by two

shaped bracket supports with curved

section between, 35.5cm (14ins) high

overall.

£400-600

218

218

An oak and red serpentine descending

rack gravity timepiece

Attributed to M.E. Gravity Clock,

London, circa 1900

The single train French made movement

with platform lever escapement powered

by its own weight moving down a vertical

toothed rack, the circular white enamel

Roman numeral dial with red Arabic

quarters within the outer minute track

and with fixed brass glazed bezel, set

into a red serpentine stone mounted

ovoid case mounted onto a vertical

toothed upright within break-arch

pedimented case with four slender

column uprights and on rectangular

cavetto moulded platform base, 37cm

(14.5ins) high.

£300-500

219

219

An Edwardian brass mounted

mahogany bracket timepiece

Kay and Co. Ltd, Worcester,

early 20th century

The four pillar single fusee movement

with anchor escapement and pendulum

holdfast to backplate, the 6 inch circular

silvered brass Roman numeral dial

signed KAY & Co. Ltd., WORCESTER to

centre and with blued steel spade hands

within a cast brass bevel glazed bezel,

the arch-top case with recessed brass

fillet inset shaped panel beneath dial

and arched fishscale sound frets to

sides, on moulded base with adjustable

brass bun feet, 35.5cm (14ins) high.

£250-350

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220

A Victorian carved oak bracket clock

John Smith and Sons, London,

late 19th century

The five pillar twin fusee gong striking

movement with rise/fall regulation and

pendulum holdfast to the backplate, the

6.5 by 5 inch rectangular single sheet

silvered brass Roman numeral dial

signed J. SMITH & SONS,

CLERKENWELL, LONDON to centre and

with floral engraved infill to lower

spandrels and around the

STRIKE/SILENT selection dial to the

upper margin, the triangular pedimented

case with carved tile decoration to

upper surfaces and scallop shell centred

scroll carved infill to the tympanum, the

bevel glazed front door inset with an

angled brass fillet and flanked by floral

carved canted angles, the sides with

pierced rectangular side frets, on

repeating acanthus carved moulded

skirt base incorporating short bracket

feet, 35cm (13.75ins) high.

The firm of John Smith and Sons is

recorded in Loomes, Brian Watchmakers

and Clockmakers of the World Volume 2

as working in London 1844-81.

£300-500

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221

A Victorian brass skeleton timepiece

with passing strike

Attributed to John Whitehurst of Derby,

mid 19th century

The single fusee movement with halfdeadbeat

escapement, pierced spring

barrel, large great wheel, and five-spoke

wheel crossings set between scroll

pierced plates incorporating heart

shaped motif to upper section united by

five knopped pillars, with pierced silver

Roman numeral cartouche chapter ring

and blued steel fleur-de-lys pattern

hands beneath bell surmount struck

once every hour with an axe shaped

hammer, on turned feet fixed to a

stepped ogee moulded veined white

marble ovoid base with bun feet,

46cm (18ins) high.

The current lot can be directly compared

to an example illustrated in Craven, John

John Whitehurst of Derby on page 199.

£700-1,000

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222

A French Louis Philippe ormolu

mantel clock

J.B. Beguin, Paris, mid 19th century

The eight-day outside countwheel bell

striking movement with circular white

enamel Roman numeral dial signed

J.B. Beguin, A PARIS to centre and within

cartouche shaped cast bezel, the

elaborate case cast in the 16th century

revival style with surmount of an angel

surrounded by objects emblematic of the

arts over double concave panel frieze

relief decorated with masks and

rosettes, the front with martial trophy

beneath dial flanked by spiral twist

Corinthian columns and concave side

sections applied with niches supporting

figures in 16th century dress, on

conforming strapwork panel cast shaped

swept base with pierced scroll feet to

angles and winged dragon to apron

between, 47cm (18.5ins) high.

£600-800

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223

A French Louis XVI style ormolu

mounted marble mantel clock

Unsigned, Paris, 19th century

The eight-day outside countwheel bell

striking movement with circular white

enamel convex Arabic numeral dial

inscribed a Paris to centre and with

pierced and engraved gilt brass hands

within an engine turned glazed bezel,

the case with chased gilt surmount

modelled as a cherub with a flaming

torch supported on a billowing cloud

above moulded white marble cornice

and side scrolls flanking a black marble

rectangular central section applied

with cast stylised foliate scroll mounts

around dial, on black marble banded

plinth base applied with conforming foliate

mounts to lower edge and on engine

turned gilt feet, 34cm (13.5ins) high.

£200-300

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A French Empire ormolu figural

mantel clock

Choiselat-Gallien, Paris,

early 19th century

The outside countwheel striking

movement with silk suspension and

circular white enamel Roman numeral

dial signed CHOISELAT-GALLIEN, Fab’t

de Bronzes du Garde-Meuble, LESIEUR

Hs, A PARIS to centre within gilt lotus

leaf cast bezel and set into a rectangular

plinth with scroll cast decoration above

and below and surmounted with an oil

lamp and two books applied beside

classical male scholar seated on an

X-frame stool onto a rectangular base

applied with central urn and wreath

flanked by flaming torches to front and

on engine turned bun feet (lacking

pendulum, bell and minute hand), 38cm

(15ins) high.

£1,200-1,800

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225

225

A French Sevres style porcelain inset

ormolu mantel clock

Unsigned, circa 1870

The eight-day bell striking movement

with circular white enamel Roman

numeral dial with Breguet hands within

repeating leaf cast bezel, the case with

ovoid surmount painted with gilt

bordered vignettes of exotic birds above

egg-and-dart cornice and front with leaf

cast fan shaped mounts to upper

quadrants and shaped cherub decorated

panel beneath dial, the sides with curved

panels further decorated with exotic

birds, on acanthus cast and chased

moulded plinth base with foliate trails to

skirt and turned feet, 35.5cm (14ins) high.

£350-450

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A French ormolu mounted white and

grey marble mantel clock

Antoine Martin, Paris, circa 1800

The eight-day outside countwheel bell

striking movement with silk suspension

and circular white enamel convex Arabic

numeral dial inscribed A.the Martin, a

Paris in puce to centre, with gilt brass

hands and within hinged gilt bead-cast

glazed bezel, the case with surmount

modelled as a vase of flowers above

leafy side scrolls and festoon husk cast

swag beneath dial, raised on rectangular

section uprights applied with leafy

mounts flanked by further slender

inverted baluster uprights and with

sunburst mask pendulum swinging

between, on lozenge-outline platform

base inset with further leafy mounts to

borders and with cast feet, 42cm

(16.5ins) high.

An Antoine Thomas Martin is recorded

in Baillie, G.H. Watchmakers &

Clockmakers of the World as working in

Paris circa 1788.

£300-500

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A French patinated bronze mantel clock

garniture

Desnoue, Nantes, circa 1870

The eight-day bell striking movement

with twelve-piece blue on white enamel

Roman numeral dial signed DESNOUE

FAB’T, NANTES to an enamel plaque to

the upper border of the rosette cast

centre, within egg-and-dart cast

surround and bevel glazed bezel, the

case with urn surmount above festoon

husk draped decoration beneath dial

issuing from the stylised lion’s mask cast

masks with pendant handles to sides, the

pedestal base fronted with a foliate

scroll inset shaped cartouche flanked by

openwork decoration and waisted block

feet, 50cm (19.75ins) high; with a pair of

conforming six-light candelabra, each

with central nozzle above five scroll

shaped branches and foliate cast upright

applied with lion’s mask handles to the

central knop, on conforming base with

openwork side scrolls and fronted with a

shaped panel flanked by waisted block

feet, each 54cm (21.25ins) high (3).

£500-700

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228

A French Louis Philippe engraved gilt

brass mounted tortoiseshell small

portico mantel clock

Leroy, Paris, mid 19th century

The eight-day outside countwheel bell

striking movement stamped LEROY A

PARIS to backplate, the circular white

enamel Roman numeral dial similarly

signed to centre and with pierced blued

steel hands within moulded gilt bezel,

the mottled red shell veneered case with

ogee shaped pediment fronted with

scroll pierced and engraved gilt brass

mounts around the dial, on four

Corinthian column uprights with rosette

cast ‘gridiron’ pendulum swinging

between, the inverted breakfronted

plinth base with conforming shaped gilt

mounts to upper surface and front

panels and with ogee moulded skirt,

30cm (11.75ins) high; with an ogee

moulded plinth base with canted angles,

35.5cm (14ins) high overall.

£300-500

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229

A French Louis XV style gilt brass

small mantel clock

Retailed by Whistler, London,

mid 19th century

The eight-day bell striking movement

with blue on white enamel Roman

numeral dial in a waisted rococo scroll

cast case with foliate knop finial above

shaped cast brass grille side frets and

conforming panel to apron, on scroll feet

and mounted on a conforming scroll cast

shaped platform base with pierced feet,

the rear of the case engraved Whistler,

11 Strand, 34.5cm (13.5ins) high.

£200-300

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230

A French Louis XVI style gilt brass

mounted white marble small mantel

clock

Unsigned, circa 1900

The outside countwheel bell striking

movement with floral garland decorated

white Arabic numeral enamel dial with

cast brass hands within engine turned

glazed bezel, the arched case with twin

handled urn surmount and ribbon tied

cast crest above acanthus side scrolls

and tied flaming torch beneath dial, on

inverted breakfront base with bowed

central section fronted with intertwined

laurel cast mount, on engine turned feet,

28cm (11ins) high.

£100-150

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A Continental ormolu mounted

giltwood grande sonnerie urn shaped

mantel clock

The dial bearing signature LeRoy, Paris,

early 19th century

The Swiss made triple train eight-day

movement with anchor escapement and

striking the hour followed by the quarters

every quarter of an hour, the backplate

with visible strikework above shouldered

lower angles and with stamped initials

SRF to lower edge, the white enamel blue

Arabic numeral circular convex dial with

Arabic quarters to outer track and

bearing signature LeRoy a Paris to centre,

with steel Breguet style hands within

milled gilt convex glazed bezel, the shieldshaped

case with leaf and fruit cast nest

surmount and applied with swan headed

serpent side mounts incorporating laurel

leaf pendant decoration, on flared

pedestal upright and oval foot fronted

with a glazed oval lenticle with leaf cast

surround, on conforming cast bun feet,

(bells and pendulum lacking), 52cm

(20.5ins) high.

£1,500-2,000

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232

A late Victorian brass mounted quarter chiming bracket clock

Unsigned, late 19th century

The four pillar triple chain fusee movement with rise/fall

regulation, chiming a choice of two melodies for the quarters on

a nest of eight graduated bells and striking the hour on a gong,

the 7.5 inch brass break-arch dial with matted centre within

applied silvered Roman numeral chapter ring with stylised

fleur-de-lys half hour markers and Arabic five minutes to outer

track, the angles with foliate festoon and scroll cast spandrels

beneath arch applied with subsidiary FAST/SLOW dial above

further CHIME/SILENT and WESTMINSTER/CHIME ON EIGHT

BELLS selection dials within conforming cast mounts, the belltop

case with basket of flowers and scroll cast mount to

upstand and pineapple finials, conforming mounts to upper

quadrants of the front door flanked by reeded Corinthian

columns to front angles, the sides with rectangular cast brass

sound frets decorated with foliate scrolls and Arabesques, on

tall moulded base with leaf moulded upper border and lobed

feet, 59cm (23ins) high excluding later top finial.

£1,000-1,500

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233

A Victorian ebonised and brass mounted quarter chiming

bracket clock

J. and H. Jump, London, circa 1880

The substantial four pillar triple chain fusee movement chiming

the quarters on a nest of eight bells and striking the hour on a

gong, the 8.5 inch brass break-arch dial with matted centre

within an applied silvered Roman numeral chapter ring with

Arabic five minutes and winged cherub-head cast spandrels to

angles, beneath arch with subsidiary Strike/Silent and

Chime/Change dials with foliate engraved infill between and

shaped silvered nameplate J. & H. JUMP, LONDON to upper

margin, the single brass-edged pad top break-arch case with

carrying handle above bird inhabited foliage pierced arched

side frets and brass mounted front angles, on cavetto moulded

skirt base with brass ogee bracket feet, 44.5cm(17.5ins) high

excluding handle.

The current lot is by Joseph and Henry Jump who are recorded

in Loomes, Brian Watchmakers & Clockmakers of the World,

Volume 2 as working in London 1875-81. The Jump family were

fine makers who succeeded the Vulliamy family, they are

perhaps best known for their complex shagreen mounted

tombstone shaped carriage clocks.

£1,500-2,500

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A Victorian carved mahogany mantel

timepiece

French, London, mid 19th century

The four pillar single fusee movement

with pendulum holdfast and signed

French, ROYAL EXCHANGE to the

shallow-arch top backplate, the 4.5 inch

circular cream painted Roman numeral

dial with gilt brass hands and repeat

signature within hinged cast brass

glazed bezel, the shaped outline case

with foliate scroll carved decoration to

front borders, glazed rear door and on

moulded skirt base with bun feet, 30.5cm

(12ins) high.

Santiago James Moore French is

recorded in Baillie, G.H. Watchmakers &

Clockmakers of the World as working

from Royal Exchange and Sweetings

Alley, London circa 1810-40.

£800-1,200

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A George III inlaid mahogany eight-day

longcase clock with moonphase

D. Collier, Eccles, early 19th century

The four pillar rack and bell striking

movement with 14 inch square white

painted Roman numeral dial with arched

calendar and ‘axehead’ moon apertures

and signed D. Collier, Eccles to the

seated lamb painted centre, the

spandrels painted with female figures

emblematic of the four seasons, the case

with pierced swan neck crest above

cavetto cornice, baton inlaid frieze and

turned columns to hood, oval paterae

inlaid frieze to throat over gothic ogee

arch shaped trunk door flanked by

reeded pilasters to angles, on

crossbanded plinth base with canted

angles and ogee bracket feet, 224cm

(88ins) high.

£500-700

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An oak eight-day longcase clock

The dial signed for Thomas Glazebrook,

Mansfield, late 18th century and later

Now with 19th century four pillar rack

and bell striking movement, the 11 inch

square brass dial with arched calendar

aperture and shaped silvered signature

plaque Thomas Glazebrook, MANSFIELD

to the matted centre within an applied

silvered Roman numeral chapter ring

with fleur-de-lys half hour markers and

Arabic five minutes to outer track, the

angles with female mask and scroll cast

spandrels, in a case with moulded

cornice above three-quarter columns to

hood, rectangular caddy moulded door to

trunk, on plinth base with moulded skirt

incorporating shaped apron and squab

feet, 203cm (80ins) high.

£600-800

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A George III oak eight-day longcase

clock

Benjamin Lockwood, Swaffham,

late 18th century

The five pillar rack and bell striking

movement with 12 inch brass break-arch

dial with recessed subsidiary seconds

dial, calendar aperture and signed Benj.

Lockwood, Swaffham to the foliate scroll

engraved silvered centre within applied

silvered Roman numeral chapter ring

with Arabic five minutes to outer track

and rococo scroll cast spandrels to

angles, the arch with conforming

subsidiary STRIKE/SILENT selection dial

flanked by scroll cast mounts, in a case

of good colour with ‘whales tail’ pieced

fretwork crest above three-quarter

columns to hood, caddy moulded breakarch

door to trunk, on a reduced plinth

base with moulded skirt, 215cm (84.5ins)

high.

Benjamin Lockwood is recorded in

Loomes, Brian Watchmakers &

Clockmakers of the World, Volume 2 as

born in Swaffham 1737 and worked up to

1795. The ‘whales tail’ crest to the hood

is a regional characteristic often seen in

clock cases made in East Anglia during

the latter half of the 18th century.

£1,000-1,500

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A George II thirty-hour longcase clock

movement and dial with penny moon

Richard Midgley, Halifax, circa 1740

The plated four pillar two handed outside

countwheel bell striking movement with

12 inch square brass dial with arched

calendar aperture, dummy ringed

winding holes and penny moon with age

of the moon aperture to the ring

bordered matted centre within applied

silvered Roman numeral chapter ring

with Arabic five minutes to the outer

track and signed Rich.d Midgley, Halifax

to the lower edge and with cast female

mask and scroll pattern spandrels to

angles (lacking pendulum and weight).

Richard Midgley is recorded in Baillie,

G.H. Watchmakers & Clockmakers of the

World as working in Halifax circa 1720-40.

£250-350

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A George I eight-day longcase clock

movement and dial

Thomas Lodge, London, circa 1725

The five finned pillar rack and bell

striking movement with 12 inch square

brass dial with cartouche engraved

calendar aperture and subsidiary

seconds dial to the matted centre within

applied silvered Roman numeral chapter

ring with stylised sword hilt half hour

markers, Arabic five minutes to outer

track and signed Tho. Lodge, London to

lower edge, the angles applied with twin

cherub and crown cast spandrels (with

pendulum but no weights).

Thomas Lodge is recorded in Baillie,

G.H. Watchmakers & Clockmakers of the

World as working in London before 1725.

£500-700

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A Queen Anne eight-day longcase

clock movement and dial

William Moore, London, circa 1715

The five finned pillar rack and bell

striking movement with 12 inch square

brass dial with herringbone engraved

calendar aperture, ringed winding holes

subsidiary seconds dial, and oval

signature cartouche Wm. Moore, London

to the matted centre within applied

silvered Roman numeral chapter ring

with fleur-de-lys half hour markers and

Arabic five minutes to outer track, the

angles applied with female mask and

scroll cast spandrels, (with pendulum

but lacking hands and weights).

William Moore is recorded in Baillie, G.H.

Watchmakers & Clockmakers of the World

as being apprenticed in 1693, gaining his

Freedom in 1701 and working in London

up to 1719.

£400-600

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A William IV rosewood small bracket

clock

Frodsham and Son, London, circa 1830

The current five pillar twin fusee

movement with half deadbeat

escapement, formerly striking on a bell

mounted on the backplate and stamped

FRODSHAM, GRACECHURCH STREET,

LONDON to centre, fitted to the original

4 inch square single sheet silvered brass

Roman numeral dial signed FRODSHAM

& SON Gracechurch Street, LONDON to

centre and with brass Breguet hands, in

a case with brass carrying handle to the

gadroon carved upstand above cavetto

and ripple carved cornice and brass fillet

inset canted angles to front door, on

plinth base with moulded skirt and disc

turned feet, (movement a well matched

replacement, lacking bell), 28cm (11ins)

high excluding handle.

£200-300

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A Regency brass inlaid mahogany

bracket clock

Unsigned, early 19th century

The five pillar twin fusee bell striking

movement with pendulum holdfast to the

shouldered backplate, the 8 inch circular

cream Roman numeral convex dial with

unusual lozenge pierced blued steel

hands and cast brass glazed bezel, the

break-arch case with brass ring handles

above arched fishscale sound frets to

sides and stylised foliate spray brass

inlay to a shaped panel beneath dial, on

skirt base with ripple moulded band and

disc feet, 40cm (15.75ins) high.

£600-800

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A George III mahogany weight driven

eight-day precision wall timepiece with

centre seconds

Unsigned, circa 1800

The substantial four pillar movement

with deadbeat escapement, Harrison’s

maintaining power, and 11.5 inch circular

silvered Roman numeral dial within a

cast brass glazed bezel, the teardrop

shaped case with rounded hood above

waisted panel to throat and shaped

flame figured caddy moulded trunk door

with lock to upper rail, with crossbanded

and chevron line decoration to edges to

front and with moulded base, 141cm

(55.5ins) high.

£1,800-2,500

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A late Victorian mahogany domestic hour-striking regulator

Unsigned, late 19th century

The substantial four pillar rack and gong striking movement with

deadbeat escapement, Harrison’s maintaining power and fine beat

adjustment to the wood-rod pendulum crutch mortice, the 12 inch

single sheet silvered brass Roman numeral circular dial with

subsidiary seconds dial to centre Arabic five minutes to outer track

and blued steel hands, the case with shallow cavetto cornice and

brass lined glazed circular aperture flanked by canted angles to the

full-width hood door above rectangular glazed door enclosing

pendulum beat scale flanked by further canted angles to trunk, on

panel outlined plinth base with canted skirt, 188cm (74ins) high.

£1,500-2,000

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A George III mahogany small bracket clock

Richard Cannon, London, late 18th century

The five pillar twin fusee bell striking movement with verge

escapement and engraved backplate decorated with an urn of

flowers and foliate scrolls within a circular reserve and fitted with

a pendulum holdfast hook, the 5 inch brass break-arch dial with

matted centre within applied silvered Roman numeral chapter ring

with Arabic five minutes and female mask and scroll cast

spandrels, the arch with circular silvered boss signed Rich. Cannon,

London the break-arch case with brass carrying handle above brass

fishscale inset arched side frets and moulded skirt base with brass

bracket feet, 29cm (11.5ins) high excluding handle.

£1,800-2,500

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A Fine George III Scottish military commemorative ebonised musical bracket clock

Turnbull and Aitchison, Edinburgh, circa 1778

The substantial six pillar triple fusee movement with verge escapement, striking the hour on a bell before playing a lively tune on

eight bells with fifteen hammers every hour, the foliate scroll engraved backplate with oval reserve signed Turnbull & Aitchison,

Edinburgh within a leafy border with eagle surmount, the 8 inch black velvet covered break-arch dial with blued steel ring-turned

collets to the winding holes and separately applied silvered Roman numerals with Arabic five minutes and dot minute markers

between, the arch applied with shaped plaque inscribed in raised silvered lettering COL. BIRD 15 REG. HOBL. WILLM. FALCONER LT.

GRENAD. KILLD. action of Brandywine SEPT. 11 1777 around a memento-mori motif on a black background, the bell top case with five

pineapple finials above caddy moulded angles and brass handle over circular and concave-topped rectangular foliate pierced frets to

sides, on moulded base with cast brass paw feet, 52cm (20.5ins) high.

Provenance: The property of a private collector. Possibly commissioned by Anthony

Adrian Keith-Falconer the 7th Lord Halkerton, 5th Earl of Kintore for his newly acquired

seat, Keith Hall, circa 1778. Thence down the family line to Arthur George Keith-Falconer

12th Lord Halkerton, 10th Earl of Kintore before possibly passing to his widow Helena

Zimmerman, (previously Duchess of Manchester) on his death in 1966. Thence by family

descent until sold at Sotheby’s, London, January 21st 1995 (with provenance as property of

the Dowager Countess of Manchester thence by descent). Subsequently at Hayfield

House, Saratoga, California prior to acquisition by the current owner.

The clockmaking partnership of Turnbull and Aitchison (probably William and Robert) is

recorded in Baillie, G.H. Watchmakers & Clockmakers of the World as being active 1768-80.

Keith Hall, Inverurie

The current lot commemorates the loss of the 4th Earl of Kintore’s youngest son, Willem,

at the Battle of Brandywine in 1777. The clock also commemorates the death of his commanding officer Lieutenant Colonel John

Bird who was killed at the subsequent action of Germantown.

The battle at Brandywine Creek was the first significant action between the British and American forces during Sir William Howe’s

Philadelphia campaign of 1777.

In late July Howe had landed his force of around 17,000 troops at the Northern end of Chesapeake Bay with the intention of marching

on Philadelphia. The American force of 20,600 troops under the command of General George Washington positioned themselves near

the strategic crossing of Brandywine Creek at Chadd’s Ford with further divisions covering other crossing points nearby. Lord Howe,

(relying on better intelligence provided by sympathetic locals) decided to commit to an outflanking manoeuvre. As a diversion,

around 5,000 troops, mainly Hessian Guards under the command of Lieutenant General Wilhelm von Knymphausen, were deployed to

confront Washington’s forces at Chadd’s Ford.

The rest of Howe’s forces, under the command of Major General Lord Charles Cornwallis, headed north, intending to cross

Brandywine Creek at Trimble’s Ford before attacking the rear of Washington’s right flank. After crossing, Howe allowed his troops a

two-hour rest from their exhausting 17 mile march (to take afternoon tea according to American accounts) before advancing on to

outflank the American forces.

Howe’s hesitation allowed the Americans enough time to consolidate some of their troops on higher ground at Birmingham Meeting

House which subsequently slowed Howe’s advance enough to allow many of the enemy troops to withdraw safely. Meanwhile

Knyphausen, on the east bank of the Brandywine at Chadd’s Ford advanced into the weakened American centre forcing their

retreat. Careful damage limitation, co-ordinated by Gilburt du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, ensured that the battle was not turned

into a rout of the American forces who managed to retreat and regroup at Chester.

The victory at Brandywine allowed the British and Hessian forces to take Philadelphia with little resistance on 26th September 1777.

At Brandywine 15th Foot were attached to Lord Cornwallis’s column and were under the command of Major General Charles Grey.

Grey’s troops were engaged in perhaps the bloodiest part of the battle attacking General Sullivan’s position at Birmingham Meeting

House. The 15th Foot were short of musket balls hence only the sharpest of shooters was allowed to fire ‘live’ at the battle with other

troops firing small charges of powder only, this lead to the regiment being nicknamed ‘The Snappers’ It is probable that Lieutenant

Grenadier Willem Falconer was attached to this force hence probably lost his life near the Birmingham Meeting House.

Colonel John Bird survived Brandywine but was possibly wounded as he is recorded as ‘lying sick’ at Bringhurst House,

Germantown when the American forces attacked on 4th October. He apparently arose from his bed to lead his troops but was

subsequently mortally wounded and died after the battle at Bringhurst House. He is buried at DeBonneville cemetery, Philadelphia

in a grave with the inscription;

Here lie the remains of General James Tanner Agnew a British Officer who was killed at Germantown on the 4th October 1777 and of

Lieutenant Colonel John Bird a British Officer at Germantown on or about the 4th October 1777. The bodies of the above were removed

from the lower Burial Ground Germantown by order of General Howe and placed in this cemetery with the consent of Doctor George de

Benneville in May 1778. Requiescat in Pace. This stone was erected in their memory by His Britannic Majesty’s Government, October

4th 1903.

The fact that the current lot commemorates both the death of Lieutenant Falconer as well as his commanding officer, Colonel John

Bird, is unusual. The Keith-Falconer family perhaps chose to include his name on such a personal object of remembrance as a mark

of respect for his heroism and influence on their son.

£7,000-9,0000

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An unusual padouk wood musical alarm table clock

Berguer London, probably early 19th century

The five pillar twin chain fusee movement with verge

escapement and alarm playing a choice of two peels or a lively

melodic tune on eight bells, the backplate engraved with an urn

within a rococo scroll cartouche and decorative border

incorporating leafy sprays to angles, the 7 inch brass breakarch

dial with alarm disc to the matted centre and blued steel

hands within an applied silvered Roman numeral chapter ring

with stylised fleur-de-lys half hour markers and Arabic five

minutes to outer track and signed Berguer, London to lower

edge the angles with female mask and scroll pattern spandrels

beneath arch with CHIME/SILENT dial flanked by conforming

scroll cast mounts, in a case with brass carrying handle to a

moulded panel following the profile of the break-arch top with

brass pineapple finials, the front door with ebonised fillet

mouldings to the glazed aperture and brass inset angles, the

sides with circular foliate scroll engraved brass sound frets

above concave-topped windows, on moulded base with brass

bracket feet, 39.5cm (15.5ins) high.

Four makers with the surname Berguer (probably brothers)

are recorded in Baillie, G.H. Watchmakers & Clockmakers of

the World as working in London during the first quarter of the

19th century; Frederick 1805-24, John 1809-24, Francis (Holborn)

1820 and Joseph 1820. Two generations of makers with the same

surname are also recorded working in Chaux-de-Fonds,

Switzerland during the 18th century hence it is probable that

the London based makers at the start of the 19th century were

first generation immigrants. The fact that the maker of the

current lot was probably an immigrant may account for the

unusual specification of the movement (which plays music

as an alarm only) as well as the individual nature of the detail

design of the case. These variations perhaps echo those

seen on clocks made in London by an earlier generation of

Huguenot immigrant makers working during the early years

of the 18th century.

£3,000-5,000

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A George III brass mounted ebonised table clock

Abel Panchaud, London, circa 1780

The five pillar twin fusee bell striking movement with verge

escapement, trip hour repeat and symmetrical foliate scroll

engraved backplate, the 7 inch brass break-arch dial with

calendar aperture and signed Abel Panchaud, Oxford Street to

the silvered centre within applied Roman numeral chapter ring

with Arabic five minutes and foliate scroll cast spandrels to

angles beneath arch with subsidiary Strike/Silent selection dial

flanked by conforming mounts, the triple pad top break-arch

case with hinged carrying handle and brass fillet mouldings to

top above arched fishscale sound frets to sides and moulded

brass inserts to front angles flanking the fillet inset aperture of

the front door, on cavetto moulded base incorporating further

brass strung moulding and on cast ogee bracket feet, 41cm

(16ins) high excluding handle.

Abel Panchaud is recorded in Baillie G.H. Watchmakers &

Clockmakers of the World as working in London 1764-84.

£3,000-5,000

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A George III mahogany table clock

Charles Wilson, London, circa 1770

The five pillar twin fusee bell striking movement with backplate

engraved with a pagoda within open foliate scrolls, the 7 inch

brass break-arch dial with calendar and recessed shaped

signature plaque Cha’s Willson, London to the matted centre

within applied silvered Roman numeral chapter ring with

Arabic five minutes to outer track and scroll cast spandrels to

angles beneath arch with STRIKE/SILENT selection dial flanked

by conforming mounts, in a bell-top case with brass carrying

handle and ball finials above front door with gilt foliate frets to

upper quadrants and brass fillet inset dial aperture flanked by

caddy moulded angles, the sides with circular over concavetopped

bevel glazed windows, the rear door with break-arch

window, on cavetto moulded shallow skirt base with brass

bracket feet (escapement with alteration, movement with

losses), 47cm (18.5ins) high.

A Charles Wilson is recorded in Baillie, G.H. Watchmakers &

Clockmakers of the World as being apprenticed in 1734.

£2,500-3,500

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A fine George III mahogany longcase clock with dual Julian

and Gregorian calendar indication and deadbeat escapement

George Lindsay with movement attributed to the workshop of

George Graham, London, circa 1752

The substantial fully latched five pillar rack and bell striking

movement with plates measuring 8.5 x 7.25 inches, deadbeat

escapement and currently of month duration with five-wheel

trains, the 12 inch brass break-arch dial with dual Julian and

Gregorian date of the month apertures and subsidiary seconds

dial to the matted centre within applied silvered Roman

numeral chapter ring with fleur-de-lys half hour markers and

Arabic five minutes to outer track, the angles applied with fine

female mask and scroll cast gilt spandrels beneath arch

centred with a silvered boss signed George Lindsay, LONDON

flanked by dolphin cast mounts, the case with convex sided

upstand incorporating brass foliate engraved sound fret infill to

frieze and mahogany ball finials above break-arch cavetto

cornice and free-standing large diameter columns flanking the

hood door, the trunk with break-arch one-piece mahogany door

over plain plinth base with moulded double skirt and squab feet,

the interior of the case inscribed in pencil 1752 KV, 241 (95ins)

excluding top finial, 251cm (99ins) high overall; with a period

copy of Thomas Baskett and the Assigns of Robert Basket An

Act to amend an Act made in the last Seffion of Parliament

(intituled, An Act for regulating the Commencement of the Year,

and for correcting the calendar now in Ufe.) 1752. (2).

George Lindsay is recorded in Baillie, G.H. Watchmakers &

Clockmakers of the World as working in London from circa 1743

until his death in 1776, as well as being a watch and clockmaker

Lindsay also produced scientific instruments. In 1743 he

published an advertisement for a ‘Generally Portable’

microscope, in another hand written trade pamphlet Lindsay

refers to himself as ‘Watch & Clockmaker to his Royal highness

ye Prince of Wales at ye Dial near Catherine Street in ye

Strand’. He was later appointed watchmaker to George III, a

position he held until his death in 1776.

The movement of the current lot with its distinctive substantial

bulbous knopped pillars, teardrop shaped pivot cocks for the

under dial work and other more subtle details such as the

elongated collet for the escape wheel and the suspension

cheeks being screwed to the lower edge of the backcock nib,

indicates that it originated from the workshop of George

Graham. The overall arrangement of the strikework and the

impressive nature of the snail/hour wheel assembly is typical of

Graham’s work and can be directly compared with numerous

examples of his work such as number 777 sold Christie’s King

Street, June 1994 (lot 483).

The presence of a deadbeat escapement and larger than

normal plates is noteworthy suggesting that the current lot may

have been devised with further refinements in mind. Originally

the movement was made to run for eight-days only and was

fitted with bolt and shutter maintaining power (dial has vacant

slot at 3 o’clock for the shutter lever and movement has related

vacant holes in the plates) however the duration has been

increased with by inserting another wheel into each train and

reversing the winding pulleys. The bolt-and-shutter maintaining

power was removed at this time as it is would be no longer

required in a long duration movement. These improvements

were probably done early in the clock’s life perhaps even by

Lindsay himself however there is no immediate evidence to

confirm this.

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The provision of two date apertures (to give the date of the

month according to both the Julian and Gregorian calendars) to

the centre of the dial indicates that the current lot was made at

the time when the ‘new’ calendar was adopted by Act of

Parliament in 1752. By this time the Julian calendar had become

inaccurate (due to the error in the estimation of the length of

the day) causing difficulties in respect to the synchronisation of

the vernal equinox and subsequent calculation of Easter. In

order to correct the error twelve days were added to the British

calendar at midnight on September 2nd 1752 and the rules for

calculating leap years were altered. The Roman Catholic

Church had adopted the new calendar in 1582 with most of

Continental Europe (under Catholic rule) following shortly

afterwards, Great Britain was the last major Western European

state to implement the new calendar.

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An unusual George II black japanned table clock with

Dutertre's duplex escapement

Indistinct original signature, circa 1740

The five pillar twin fusee bell striking movement with

escapement composed of two escape wheels of varying

diameter mounted on the same arbor which alternately engage

with cranked pallets fitted with a standard verge type short bob

pendulum, the backplate finely engraved with a grotesque mask

within Ho-Ho bird inhabited foliate scrolls and a narrow

ropetwist border, the 7 inch brass break-arch dial with calendar

aperture to the matted centre within applied silvered Roman

numeral chapter ring and Indian mask and scroll cast spandrels

to angles, the arch with original signature boss bearing reengraved

script Tho Tompion, LONDINI (indistinct traces of

original script visible on close examination) within a

herringbone border and flanked by conforming mounts, the

inverted bell-top case with foliate cast brass carrying handle

above front door with scallop shell and scroll cast brass frets to

upper quadrants, the sides with ruby glazed windows above

blanked break-arch apertures, the rear with conforming glazed

upper quadrants over break-arch aperture, the exterior

decorated in raised polychrome and gilt with chinoiserie

designs within foliate borders throughout, the cavetto moulded

base with later brass bun feet, (finish rubbed, other relatively

minor faults) 44cm (17.75ins) high excluding handle.

The escapement in the current lot appears to be an

early/contemporary application of the duplex arrangement as

designed by the French horologist Jean Babtiste Dutertre

(worked 1715-42), and was perhaps conceived as attempt to

improve on the tic-tac escapement. The principle benefit is that

the wear rate is greatly reduced as the pallets only engage once

with each tooth for each rotation rather than twice (once from

either side) for the standard tic-tac arrangement. In essence

one wheel provides the entry action of a recoil arrangement and

the second controls the exit. This division of the function of the

escapement between two wheels allows the teeth on each

wheel to be of a heavier profile than on the single escape wheel

of a tic-tac escapement, further improving reliability and

longevity. Dutertre's design is illustrated in Reid, Thomas

A TREATISE ON CLOCK AND WATCH MAKING plate IX/48

and is briefly described in Appendix B.

The overall style, design and layout of the movement suggests

London work from the second quarter of the eighteenth century.

The engraving to the backplate is unusual being centred with a

grotesque mask within a shaped reserve however the Ho-Ho

bird foliate scroll infill is more typical of decoration found on

London made clocks of the period. Overall the current lot has

survived in original condition (including the escapement which

is unaltered and has always been with the clock), however the

erasing of the original signature to the boss in the arch is a

shame as the name of maker of this unusual form of

escapement has been lost, although further research and

examination could result in a positive attribution.

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A fine George I green japanned eight-day longcase clock with

lunar calendar

Edward Cockey, Warminster, circa 1720

The five finned pillar movement rack striking the hours on a bell

mounted vertically above the plates, the frontplate with

extension to carry the motion work for the lunar calendar, the 12

inch brass break-arch dial with calendar aperture and

subsidiary seconds dial to the basket of flowers and foliate

scroll engraved and chased matted centre within applied

Roman numeral chapter ring with stylised fleur-de-lys half hour

markers, Arabic five minutes to outer track and signed ED.

COCKEY, WARMINSTER to lower edge, the angles applied with

fine urn-centred scroll cast gilt spandrels beneath arch with a

central rotating foliate engraved disc with circular aperture to

reveal a lunar disc representation of the age of the moon and

blued steel pointer for the fixed silvered outer scale calibrated

for the lunar month and flanked by dolphin and foliate cast gilt

mounts, the case with wide break-arch pediment fronted by a

deep foliate scroll pierced blind fret frieze above three-quarter

columns attached to the gilt foliate spray decorated hood door,

the trunk with rectangular door decorated in raised polychrome

and gilt with pagodas and figures within an oriental landscape

bordered by further gilt foliate scroll borders, the conforming

plinth base adorned with Ho-Ho birds and foliage to front and

with moulded double skirt, 229cm (90ins) high.

Provenance: The property of a private collector.

Born in 1669, Edward Cockey senior was the son of Lewis

Cockey (a bellfounder and clockmaker working in Warminster)

from whom it is believed that he subsequently learned the

trade. Edward was clearly a talented and well-connected

clockmaker who in 1707 made an extremely complicated

astronomical clock for lord Weymouth for the Great Hall at

Longleat. Weymouth is thought to have subsequently

commissioned Cockey to make another example as a gift to

Queen Anne for her drawing room at St. James’s Palace (now in

the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich). Edward Cockey

junior was born in 1701 and, although initially thought to have

followed in his father’s footsteps, apparently chose to become a

wine merchant instead. There is a record of the death of an

Edward Cockey clockmaker in 1768 (which probably relates to

Edward junior).

The dial of the current lot, with decorated centre and lunar

calendar to arch, coupled with the finely proportioned case

(which has survived with the original finish intact) exhibits

Edward Cockey’s individual and innovative approach to both

function and aesthetic quality.

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A black japanned bracket clock

The dial bearing signature Peter Nichols, Newport,

late 18th century

The five pillar twin fusee bell striking movement with verge

escapement and backplate engraved with two oriental figures

within a stylised temple with urn surmount and flanked by Ho-

Ho birds perched on foliate scrolls, with a 7 inch single sheet

silvered brass break-arch Roman numeral dial with circular

calendar aperture and bearing signature PETER NICHOLS,

NEWPORT to centre and Arabic five minutes to outer track, the

angles engraved with medallion and husk swag decoration

incorporating further foliate scrolls and perched Ho-Ho birds

flanking STRIKE/SILENT selection dial to arch, in a bell-top

case with brass carrying handle and pineapple finials to the

upstand above front with raised mouldings around dial

aperture, the sides with circular above concave-topped side

windows, the whole now decorated with raised stylised floral

sprays within gilt line bordered panels, on conforming cavetto

moulded short skirt base with brass bracket feet, (decoration

probably early 20th century and with possible alteration to dial

fixing), 46cm (18ins) high excluding handle.

£1,800-2,500

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254

A George I green japanned eight-day longcase clock

James Stevens, London, circa 1720

The four pillar inside countwheel bell striking movement with

12 inch brass break-arch dial with border-engraved calendar

aperture and star decorated subsidiary seconds to the matted

centre within applied silvered Roman numeral chapter ring with

fleur-de-lys half hour markers and signed James Stevens,

London to lower edge, the angles with twin cherub and crown

cast spandrels beneath arch applied with a rococo scroll cast

cartouche centred with a silvered boss decorated with a mask

and flanked by winged cherubs and putti holding flaming

torches beneath upper border engraved with a curved

herringbone decorated band, in a green ground gilt decorated

case with domed caddy surmount above cavetto cornice and

three-quarter columns to hood door, the trunk with rectangular

door decorated in raised polychrome and gilt with oriental

figures and pagodas within gilt foliate trail decorated borders,

on conforming plinth base with moulded double skirt (case with

restoration), 236cm (93ins) high.

James Stevens is recorded in Baillie, G.H. Watchmakers &

Clockmakers of the World as working in London circa 1710.

£1,200-1,800

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A forged iron domestic ‘great chamber clock’

Unsigned, German/Swiss, late 16th century

The two train movement with forged wheels, a mixture of lantern and standard-leaf pinions, wooden winding barrels with English

style sprung clicks to the great wheels and separate wheels driven via lantern pinions for key winding, the going train with verge

escapement regulated by foliot complete with curser weights, the strike train with nag’s head lifting and countwheel (driven via

teeth cut to the inside of the rim) controlling the hours sounded via a dragon headed hammer on a lugged bell supported above the

frame, the 11.5 x 9 inch rectangular painted single-handed dial now with starburst decorated centre within cream ground Gothic

Roman numeral chapter ring with winged cherub head painted decoration to lower angles and ribbon banner bearing Gothic script

Wenn’s ubel geht habich Seduld, Herzag ich nit Io bringts mir huld to upper margin, the frame composed of one-piece forged upper

and lower rings secured to the angled strip corner posts via baton-headed rivets, the upper terminals of the corner uprights

narrowing and curving outwards and applied with shield shaped finials, the base with outswept feet, with winding key and two

stone weights, (dial, escapement and superstructure with restoration) the frame 50cm (19.75ins) high, 34cm (13.5ins) wide and 42cm

(16.5ins) deep, height including bell

66cm (22ins); supported on a purpose made welded steel stand, 204cm (80.5ins) high overall.

The current lot can be compared to a similar lot sold at Sotheby’s, New York MASTERPIECES FROM THE TIME MUSEUM, PART FOUR,

VOLUME 1 13th October 2004, lot 500. A related but incomplete example was sold in these rooms on 6th September 2011, lot 113. The

presence of a dial indicates that the current lot was designed to be installed where it could be seen, however the overall relatively large

size of the frame suggests that it was made to furnish a large interior space such as the Great Hall of a substantial house. The design and

layout of the movement with nag’s head lifting, shaped cam for overlift and teeth cut to the inside of the countwheel to the strike train is

typical of Germanic practice of the second half of the 16th century.

£8,000-12,000

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256

An Austrian small ebonised table timepiece with alarm

Unsigned, late 18th century

The four finned pillar short duration movement with verge

escapement, short bob pendulum and standing barrel for the

going train and crown wheel and further small standing barrel

for the alarm, the 4.5 inch brass break-arch dial with alarm disc

and false bob aperture to the foliate scroll engraved centre

within applied silvered Roman numeral chapter ring with orb

half hour markers and arcaded minutes ring annotated with

Arabic five minutes, the angles applied with scroll cast

spandrels beneath silvered boss decorated with a stylised

basket of flowers within scroll engraved infill, the inverted belltop

case with dolphin cast brass carrying handle above

engraved brass lozenge shaped frets over break-arch windows

to sides and conforming upper quadrant frets above carved

giltwood dial surround to front door, on cavetto moulded base

with brass disc feet, 33cm (13ins) high excluding handle.

£400-600

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257

A George II brass mounted ebonised table clock

James Vaulove, London, circa 1720

The five pillar twin fusee bell striking movement with rise/fall

regulation and decorated with a Ho-Ho bird to the symmetrical

foliate scroll engraved backplate, the 6 inch brass break-arch

dial with calendar aperture and false bob aperture now blanked

with the silvered signature plaque Jam:s Vaulove, London to the

matted centre within applied silvered Roman numeral chapter

ring with Arabic minutes to outer track, the angles with applied

gilt Indian mask and scroll pattern spandrels beneath

subsidiary silvered regulation dial flanked by conforming

mounts to arch, in a case with gilt brass handle to the brass

lined inverted bell top above foliate cast frets to the upper

quadrants of the front door and raised gilt moulding around the

dial aperture, the angles with brass inserts to edges the sides

with conforming gilt bordered break-arch sound frets, on a

stepped two stage moulded brass bound skirt base (movement

with faults and losses), 43cm (17ins) high excluding handle.

James Vaulove appears to be unrecorded however the design of

the case with raised brass mouldings to the apertures and brass

bound double skirt base displays the high style influence of

Huguenot makers such as Claude DuChesne working at this time.

£2,500-3,500

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An extremely rare Charles II travelling timepiece with silent-pull repeat, alarm and calendar

Robert Seignior, London circa 1685, the pierced silver case of later date

The 4 inch diameter circular movement with five finned and knopped pillars secured with blued

steel latches to the tulip and foliate trail engraved gilded backplate applied with a scroll pierced

and engraved balance cock, double-headed alarm hammer and central bell, the going train with

chain fusee and verge escapement regulated by a sprung three-arm flat rimmed steel balance,

the silent-pull repeat powered via a standing barrel mounted on the inside of the backplate and

now sounding the hours only on the bell mounted to the rear of the movement, the alarm with

further standing barrel mounted on the frontplate and crown wheel for the dumb bell type hammer sounding on the same bell, the

4.5 inch circular gilt brass dial with recessed silvered alarm disc, ringed winding hole and calendar aperture to the matted centre

within silvered Roman numeral chapter ring with quarter hour inner track, stylised fleur-de-lys half hour markers, Arabic five minutes

within the narrow outer track and signed Rob.t Seignior, Londini Fecit to lower edge, with pieced blued steel hands and herringbone

engraved outer border, now in a silver case of later date finely pierced and chased with panels in the Renaissance style with scrolling

acanthus incorporating figural terms and grotesque masks, putti and squirrels divided by repeating borders including a pair of profile

portrait medallions, the hinged front cover with convex glass within foliate cast bezel, opposing hinged rear cover relief decorated

with a bathing scene with an old man attended by semi-clad female figures within elaborated pierced double border, the top fitted

with a ball pivoted cast suspension ring, (repeat work formerly sounding the quarters on a second bell), diameter 13cm (5ins) overall

depth 10cm (4ins).

Robert Seignio(u)r is recorded in Loomes, Brian The Early CLOCKMAKERS of Great Britain as apprenticed to John Nicasius

gaining his Freedom of the Clockmakers’ Company in 1667. He worked in Exchange Alley and was often at loggerheads with

the Clockmakers’ Company. In August 1674 he was appointed the King’s Clock and Watchmaker ‘without fee’ until the death or

surrender of office by Edward East, presumably to ensure succession of the role in the event of East’s demise. This appointment

was never formally fulfilled as East outlived Seignior who died in 1687.

The current lot is a particularly rare model as it is neither a table clock suitably adapted and scaled for travelling purposes, or a large

clock-watch as the scale of the movement and details in construction and design are more akin to clockmaking practice rather than

watchmaking. The design and layout of the repeat work closely resembles the earliest silent pull mechanisms first used by leading

makers such as Joseph Knibb (See Allix, Charles and Harvey, Lawrence Hobson’s Choice pages 36-41 for closely related table clock

repeat work). The engraved decoration to the backplate is again closely related to designs found on contemporary table clocks by the

leading makers and can be directly compared to an example by Seignior dated to around 1680 illustrated in Dawson, Percy G., Drover,

C.B. and Parkes, D.W. Early English Clocks Plate 512 (page 359).

The design of repeat work, style of movement pillar, backcock, engraving and other features such as the distinctive ‘S’ scroll shaped

cocks for both the alarm going train crown wheel lower pivots identify the movement and dial of the current lot as unmistakenly

English. However two similar travelling timepieces by the Hague maker Johannes Van Ceulen are known. The first example is

illustrated in Bruton, Eric THE HISTORY OF CLOCKS AND WATCHES page 173, this appears to be an alarm timepiece only and is

housed in a plain drum shaped case with a foliate pierced band towards the rear to allow the alarm to be heard. The case may give an

impression of how the original for the current lot may have appeared (the present fine purpose-made elaborately chased and pierced

silver case is probably Continental and of later date). The second example is illustrated in Bertele, Hans von MARINE & POCKET

CHRONOMETERS and is described as a ‘ship’s cabin clock’. This second example is generally a more complex model as it appears to

strike, have a calendar dial as well as an alarm, and is housed in a more elaborate silver case with pierced decoration to rear cover.

The original client for the current lot must have been an extremely wealthy individual to be able to afford the luxury of such a fine

timepiece exclusively for travelling purposes. Furthermore a subsequent owner must have also valued it highly enough to

commission such a fine purpose-made silver case to be supplied to house the movement and dial.

£7,000-10,000

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A fine George II walnut table clock

Robert Ward, London, mid 18th century

The five pillar twin fusee bell striking movement with foliate scroll engraved backplate and 7 inch brass break-arch

dial with false bob and calendar apertures and applied shaped signature plaque Rob’t Ward, LONDON to the matted

centre within applied silvered Roman numeral chapter ring with Arabic five minutes to outer track and scroll cast

spandrels to angles, the arch with Strike/Silent selection dial flanked by conforming mounts, the burr walnut

veneered inverted bell-top case with brass carrying handles and flambeau finials (not illustrated) above gilt foliate

frets to upper quadrants of the front door and raised mouldings to apertures, the sides with circular ruby glazed

windows over concave-topped rectangular brass fishscale frets, the rear door with break-arch window, on cavetto

moulded shallow skirt base now with foliate cast brass scroll feet, (escapement with alteration), 48cm (19ins) high.

Robert Ward is recorded in Baillie, G.H. Watchmakers & Clockmakers of the World as working in London circa 1751.

£6,000-8,000

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A George III ebonised table clock

with pull quarter repeat on six bells

Robert Higgs, London, mid to late 18th century

The five pillar twin fusee bell striking movement with verge

escapement, pull quarter repeat on six bells and fine foliate

scroll engraved backplate signed Robert Higgs, LONDON to a

symmetrical foliate cartouche surmounted with a reclining

Classical female, the 7 inch brass break-arch dial with calendar

and false bob apertures and plaque signed Higgs Y Evans,

LONDRES to the matted centre within applied silvered Roman

numeral chapter ring and scroll cast spandrels beneath arch

with subsidiary Strike/Silent selection dial flanked by conforming

mounts, in a bell top case with hinged brass carrying handle and

cast artichoke finials above circular over concave topped

rectangular glazed apertures to sides and engraved pierced

brass frets to the upper quadrants of the front door with brass

fillet inset dial aperture, on cavetto moulded base with brass

bracket feet, (with restoration), 45cm (17.5ins) high.

Robert Higgs is recorded in Baillie, G.H. Watchmakers &

Clockmakers of the World as apprenticed in 1743 and gaining his

Freedom in 1750. He worked from Sweetings Alley and took his

brother Peter into partnership in 1770, by 1775 the firm had

merged with that of James Evans to form the partnership of

Higgs & Evans. James Evans worked from 1773 and specialised

in producing clocks for the export market, in particular Spain.

The presence of the signature plaque Higgs y Evans, LONDRES

to the dial of the current lot suggests that it was supplied for

export utilising an earlier movement and dial by Robert Higgs

which may have been held as old stock or possibly bought back

in from a client who was looking to upgrade.

£2,500-3,500

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261

A walnut and floral marquetry eight-day longcase clock

Christopher Gould, London, late 17th century and later

The five finned pillar inside countwheel bell striking movement

with 11 inch rosette-centred square brass dial with ringed

subsidiary seconds dial and winding holes and foliate engraved

calendar aperture to the matted centre within applied silvered

Roman numeral chapter ring with stylised sword hilt half hour

markers and Arabic five minutes to outer track, the angles

applied with winged cherub head and scroll cast spandrels with

scroll engraved infill between and signed Chr: Gould Londini

fecit to lower margin, in a case with moulded cornice and

fretwork frieze above foliate trail inlaid dial surround applied

with spiral twist three-quarter columns to front angles, the

trunk with convex throat moulding and rectangular door

centred with a glazed lenticle and inlaid with three shaped

marquetry panels decorated with flowering foliage on an

ebonised ground within triple ebony and box line borders and a

walnut field, on conforming marquetry panel fronted base with

applied ogee shallow skirt (case with faults), 203cm (80ins) high.

Christopher Gould is generally regarded as one of the leading

makers from the ‘Golden Period’ of English clockmaking. He

was made Free of the Clockmakers’ Company in 1682 but by

1713 had become destitute and received charity from the

Company until his death in 1718. His work tends to exhibit a

distinctive character borne out of his particular attention to

detail and design.

£6,000-8,000

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A Charles II style ebonised table clock

Unsigned, 20th century incorporating some earlier elements

The five pillar twin fusee bell striking movement with verge

escapement, bolt-and-shutter maintaining power and

decorative foliate pierced and engraved back cock apron to the

herringbone border decorated backplate, the 6 inch square

brass dial with arched false bob aperture to the matted centre

within applied silvered Roman numeral chapter ring with

cruciform half hour markers and Arabic five minutes to outer

track, with fine pierced blued steel hands and winged cherub

mask cast spandrels to angles, in a case with gilt brass hinged

handle to the domed caddy above foliate pierced sound fret to

the upper rail of the front door, the sides with conforming frets

above rectangular glazed apertures, on moulded base with

squab feet, 33cm (13ins) high excluding handle.

£1,500-2,000

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A walnut eight-day longcase clock

George Burges, London, movement and dial circa 1695,

the case later

The five finned pillar inside countwheel bell striking movement

with 11 inch square brass dial with ringed winding holes,

subsidiary seconds dial and triple-crown decorated engraved

calendar aperture to the matted centre within applied silvered

Roman numeral chapter ring with stylised sword hilt half hour

markers, Arabic five minutes to the narrow outer track and

signed Geo: Burges, London to lower edge, the angles with

winged cherub head and foliate cast spandrels, now in a case

with shallow domed caddy and gilt ball finials above foliate

pierced fretwork frieze and spiral twist three-quarter pilasters

to hood, convex moulded throat and rectangular book-matched

burr veneered trunk door within a crossbanded surround, the

side veneers divided into two panels by triple ebony and box line

borders, on conforming crossbanded plinth base with bun feet,

207cm (81.5ins) high.

George Burges appears not to be recorded however he was

probably related to one or more of the several makers sharing

the same surname who are listed as working in London during

the latter years of the 17th century. The triple crown decoration

to the matted centre of the current lot is thought to

commemorate the unification of the three Kingdoms of

England, Ireland and Scotland under William III. The case is of

relatively recent construction, however is well made using good

quality veneers and crossgrain mouldings and is of good

proportions.

£3,000-5,000

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A George III mahogany eight-day longcase clock

Bonsall, Beaston, mid 18th century

The four pillar inside countwheel bell striking movement with

12 inch brass break-arch dial with subsidiary seconds and

calendar dials and signed Bonsall, Beaston to the foliate

engraved centre within applied silvered Roman numeral

chapter ring with Arabic five minutes to outer track and female

mask and scroll cast spandrels to angles beneath arch with

silvered boss flanked by dolphin cast mounts, in a broken-arch

pedimented case with dentil moulded frieze above Corinthian

pilasters flanking dial aperture to hood, the trunk with shaped-top

caddy moulded door above plinth base fronted with a conforming

raised panel, on ogee bracket feet, 244cm (96ins) high.

£1,000-1,500

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A George IV revolving octagonal mahogany library table, circa 1825, possibly by Gillows.

Est. £6,000-8,000

Furniture & Works of Art

from the stock of John Hobbs Fine Art Ltd

Donnington Priory, Wednesday 29th February 2012 at 1pm

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Vulliamy, London, an 18 carat gold open faced pocket watch, the three piece case hallmarked

London 1813.

Est. £800-1200

Fine Watches, Pens and Luxury Accessories

London, Wednesday 28th March 2012, 10am

Now welcoming consignments

Please contact:

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Gerald Genta, an 18 carat gold skeletonised perpetual calendar gentleman's

wristwatch, no. 001, circa 1990

Est. £5,000-7,000

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your expense.

9. Soft furnishings. The sale of soft furnishings is strictly regulated by statute law in the

interests of fire safety. Goods found to infringe safety regulations will not be offered

and must be removed at your expense. We reserve the right to dispose of unsafe goods

as refuse, at your expense.

The rights of disposal referred to in clause 8 and 9 are subject to the provisions of

The Torts (Interference with Goods) Act 1977, Schedule 1, a copy of which is available

for inspection on request

10. Descriptions. Please assist us with accurate information as to the provenance

etc. of goods where this is relevant. There is strict liability for the accuracy of

descriptions under modern consumer legislation and in some circumstances

responsibility lies with sellers if inaccuracies occur. We will assume that you have

approved the catalogue description of your lots unless informed to the contrary.

Where we are obliged to return the price to the buyer when the lot is a deliberate

forgery under Condition 15 of the Conditions of Sale and we have accounted to you

for the proceeds of sale you agree to reimburse us the sale proceeds.

11. Unsold and withdrawn items. If an item is unsold it may with your consent be reoffered

at a future sale. Where in our opinion an item is unsaleable you must

collect such items from the saleroom promptly on being so informed. Otherwise,

storage charges may be incurred. We reserve the right to charge for storage in

these circumstances at a reasonable daily rate.

12. Withdrawn and bought in items. These are liable to incur a charge of 15% plus

VAT on being bought in or withdrawn after being catalogued.

13. Conditions of Sale. You agree that all goods will be sold on our Conditions of Sale.

In particular you undertake that you have the right to sell the goods either as owner

or agent for the owner. You undertake to compensate us and any buyer or third

party for all losses liabilities and expenses incurred in respect of and as a result

of any breach of this undertaking. We will also, at our discretion, and as far as

practicable, confirm that an item consigned for sale does not appear on the Art

Loss register, which is administered by an independent third party.

14. Authority to deduct commission and expenses and retain premium and interest.

(a) You authorise us to deduct commission at the stated rate and all expenses

incurred for your account from the hammer price and consent to our right to

retain beneficially the premium paid by the buyer in accordance with our

Conditions of Sale and any interest earned on the sale proceeds until the date

of settlement.

(b) You authorise us in our discretion to negotiate a sale by private treaty not later

than the close of business 48 hours after the day of sale in the case of lots unsold

at auction, in which case the same charges will be payable as if such lots had

been sold at auction and so far as appropriate these Terms apply.

15. Warehousing. We disclaim all liability for goods delivered to our saleroom without

sufficient sale instructions and reserve the right to make minimum warehousing

charge of £10 per lot per day. Unsold lots are subject to the same charges if you

do not remove them within a reasonable time of notification. If not removed within

three weeks we reserve the right to sell them and defray charges from any net

proceeds of sale or at your expense to consign them to the local authority for

disposal.

16. Settlement. After sale settlement of the net sum due to you normally takes place

within 28 days of the sale (by crossed cheque to the seller) unless the buyer has not

paid for the goods. In this case no settlement will then be made but we will take

your instructions in the light of our Conditions of Sale. You authorise any sums owed

by you to us on other transactions to be deducted from the sale proceeds. You must

note the liability to reimburse the proceeds of sale to us as under the circumstances

provided for in Condition 10 above. You should therefore bear this potential liability

in mind before parting with the proceeds of sale until the expiry of 28 days from the

date of sale.


CONDITIONS OF SALE

Dreweatts 1759 Limited trading as Dreweatts carries on business with bidders,

buyers and all those present in the auction room prior to or in connection with a sale

on the following General Conditions and on such other terms, conditions and notices

as may be referred to herein.

1. Definitions

In these Conditions:

(a) “auctioneer” means the firm of Dreweatts or its authorised auctioneer, as appropriate;

(b) “deliberate forgery” means an imitation made with the intention of deceiving as

to authorship, origin, date, age, period, culture or source but which is unequivocally

described in the catalogue as being the work of a particular creator and which at

the date of the sale had a value materially less than it would have had if it had

been in accordance with the description;

(c) “hammer price” means the level of bidding reached (at or above any reserve) when

the auctioneer brings down the hammer;

(d) “terms of consignment” means the stipulated terms and rates of commission on

which Dreweatts accepts instructions from sellers or their agents;

(e) “total amount due” means the hammer price in respect of the lot sold together

with any premium, Value Added Tax chargeable and any additional charges payable

by a defaulting buyer under these Conditions;

(f) “sale proceeds” means the net amount due to the seller, being the hammer price of

the lot sold less commission at the stated rate, Value Added Tax chargeable and any

other amounts due to us by the seller in whatever capacity and however arising;

(g) “You”, “Your”, etc. refer to the buyer as identified in Condition 2.

(h) The singular includes the plural and vice versa as appropriate.

2. Bidding procedures and the Buyer

(a) Bidders are required to register their particulars before bidding and to satisfy any

security arrangements before entering the auction room to view or bid;

(b) the maker of the highest bid accepted by the auctioneer conducting the sale shall

be the buyer at the hammer price and any dispute about a bid shall be settled at the

auctioneer’s absolute discretion by reoffering the Lot during the course of the auction

or otherwise. The auctioneer shall act reasonably in exercising this discretion.

(c) Bidders shall be deemed to act as principals.

(d) Our right to bid on behalf of the seller is expressly reserved up to the amount of

any reserve and the right to refuse any bid is also reserved.

3. Increments

Bidding increments shall be at the auctioneer’s sole discretion.

4. The purchase price

together with a premium thereon of 26.4% which shall include VAT on the premium at

the rate imposed by law. The buyer will also be liable for any royalties payable under

Droit de Suite as setout under Information for Buyers above.

5. Value Added Tax

Value Added Tax on the hammer price is imposed by law on all items affixed with an

asterisk or double asterisk. Value Added Tax is charged at the appropriate rate

prevailing by law at the date of sale and is payable by buyers of relevant Lots. (Please

refer to “Information for Buyers” for a brief explanation of the VAT position).

6. Payment

(1) Immediately a Lot is sold you will:

(a) give to us, if requested, proof of identity, and

(b) pay to us the total amount due or in such other way as is agreed by us.

(2) Any payments by you to us may be applied by us towards any sums owing from

you to us on any account whatever without regard to any directions of you or your

agent, whether express or implied.

(3) Buyers who utilise the services of ATG Live Auctions or any other live internet

services are hereby informed that the payment method details that are provided to

ATG Live Auctions or any other live internet services as part of the process of

registration will, in the absence of compliance with paragraph (1) of this clause, be

utilised by us to settle any amounts owing by such buyers to us.

7. Title and collection of purchases

(1) The ownership of any Lots purchased shall not pass to you until you have made

payment in full to us of the total amount due.

(2) You shall at your own risk and expense take away any lots that you have purchased

and paid for not later than 3 working days following the day of the auction or upon

the clearance of any cheque used for payment after which you shall be responsible

for any removal, storage and insurance charges.

(3) No purchase can be claimed or removed until it has been paid for.

(4) Dreweatts is unable to arrange packaging or shipping of items. Successful buyers

must make these arrangements independently, though the saleroom may be able

to suggest specialist shipping companies who can advise buyers, this advice is not

a recommendation and the saleroom is not liable for any aspect of the packaging

and shipping process. Please note that the cost of packaging and shipping depends

on the size/weight of the item(s) purchased, insurance requirements, and the

shipping destination, not on the value of the item(s) purchased. Please note that

any items not collected within one week of the sale date may be automatically

removed to commercial storage and subject to a storage charge.

8. Remedies for non-payment or failure to collect purchases

(1) If any Lot is not paid for in full and taken away in accordance with these Conditions or

if there is any other breach of these Conditions, we, as agent for the seller and on our

own behalf, shall at our absolute discretion and without prejudice to any other rights

we may have, be entitled to exercise one or more of the following rights and remedies:

(a) to proceed against you for damages for breach of contract;

(b) to rescind the sale of that Lot and/or any other Lots sold by us to you;

(c) to resell the Lot (by auction or private treaty) in which case you shall be responsible

for any resulting deficiency in the total amount due (after crediting any part payment

and adding any resale costs). Any surplus so arising shall belong to the seller;

(d) to remove, store and insure the Lot at your expense and, in the case of storage,

either at our premises or elsewhere;

e) to charge interest at a rate not exceeding 1.5% per month on the total amount due

to the extent it remains unpaid for more than 3 working days after the sale;

(g) to retain that or any other Lot sold to you until you pay the total amount due;

(h) to reject or ignore bids from you or your agent at future auctions or to impose

conditions before any such bids shall be accepted;

(i) to apply any proceeds of sale of other Lots due or in future becoming due to you

towards the settlement of the total amount due and to exercise a lien (that is a right

to retain possession of) any of your property in our possession for any purpose until

the debt due is satisfied.

(2) We shall, as agent for the seller and on our own behalf pursue these rights and

remedies only so far as is reasonable to make appropriate recovery in respect of

breach of these conditions

9. Third party liability

All members of the public on our premises are there at their own risk and must note

the lay-out of the accommodation and security arrangements. Accordingly neither the

auctioneer nor our employees or agents shall incur liability for death or personal injury

(except as required by law by reason of our negligence) or similarly for the safety of

the property of persons visiting prior to or at a sale.

10. Commission bids

Whilst prospective buyers are strongly advised to attend the auction and are always

responsible for any decision to bid for a particular Lot and shall be assumed to have

carefully inspected and satisfied themselves as to its condition we will if so instructed

clearly and in writing execute bids on their behalf. Neither the auctioneer nor our

employees or agents shall be responsible for any failure to do so save where such

failure is unreasonable.

Where two or more commission bids at the same level are recorded we reserve the

right in our absolute discretion to prefer the first bid so made.

11. Warranty of title and availability

The seller warrants to the auctioneer and you that the seller is the true owner of the

property consigned or is properly authorised by the true owner to consign it for sale and is

able to transfer good and marketable title to the property free from any third party claims.

12. Agency

The auctioneer normally acts as agent only and disclaims any responsibility for default

by sellers or buyers.

13. Terms of sale

The seller acknowledges that Lots are sold subject to the stipulations of these

Conditions in their entirety and on the Terms of Consignment as notified to the

consignor at the time of the entry of the Lot.

14. Descriptions and condition

(1) Whilst we seek to describe lots accurately, it may be impractical for us to carry out

exhaustive due diligence on each lot. Prospective buyers are given ample opportunities

to view and inspect before any sale and they (and any independent experts on their

behalf) must satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of any description applied to a lot.

Prospective buyers also bid on the understanding that, inevitably, representations or

statements by us as to authorship, genuineness, origin, date, age, provenance,

condition or estimated selling price involve matters of opinion. We undertake that any

such opinion shall be honestly and reasonably held and accept liability for opinions

given negligently or fraudulently. Subject to the foregoing neither we the auctioneer

nor our employees or agents nor the seller accept liability for the correctness of such

opinions and all conditions and warranties, whether relating to description, condition

or quality of lots, express, implied or statutory, are hereby excluded. This Condition is

subject to the next following Condition concerning deliberate forgeries and applies

save as provided for in paragraph 6 “information to buyers”.

(2) Private treaty sales made under these Conditions are deemed to be sales by

auction for purposes of consumer legislation.

15. Forgeries

Notwithstanding the preceding Condition, any Lot which proves to be a deliberate

forgery (as defined) may bereturned to us by you within 21 days of the auction provided

it is in the same condition as when bought, and is accompanied by particulars

identifying it from the relevant catalogue description and a written statement of

defects. If we are satisfied from the evidence presented that the Lot is a deliberate

forgery we shall refund the money paid by you for the Lot including any buyer’s

premium provided that (1) if the catalogue description reflected the accepted view of

scholars and experts as at the date of sale or (2) you personally are not able to transfer

a good and marketable title to us, you shall have no rights under this condition.

The right of return provided by this Condition is additional to any right or remedy

provided by law or by these Conditions of Sale.

General

16. We shall have the right at our discretion, to refuse admission to our premises or

attendance at our auctions by any person.

17. (1) Any right to compensation for losses liabilities and expenses incurred in respect

of and as a result of any breach of these Conditions and any exclusions provided

by them shall be available to the seller and/or the auctioneer as appropriate.

(2). Such rights and exclusions shall extend to and be deemed to be for the benefit

of employees and agents of the seller and/or the auctioneer who may

themselves enforce them.

18. Any notice to any buyer, seller, bidder or viewer may be given by first class mail,

email or Swiftmail in which case it shall be deemed to have been received by the

addressee 48 hours after posting.

19. Special terms may be used in catalogue descriptions of particular classes of items

in which case the descriptions must be interpreted in accordance with any

glossary appearing at the commencement of the catalogue.

20. Any indulgence extended to bidders buyers or sellers by us notwithstanding the strict

terms of these Conditions or of the Terms of Consignment shall affect the position at

the relevant time only and in respect of that particular concession only; in all other

respects these Conditions shall be construed as having full force and effect.

21. English law applies to the interpretation of these Conditions.

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THE HOROLOGICAL WORKING LIBRARY OF CHARLES ALLIX

FINE CLOCKS, BAROMETERS AND SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS

Wednesday 22nd February 2012 Sale Code: 13514/5

I authorise Dreweatts - Donnington Priory Salerooms,

to bid on my behalf up to the maximum price indicated

plus the 22% plus VAT (26.4%) Buyer’s Premium

To aid legibility please fill in your details in BLOCK CAPITALS.

Title Initials Surname

Address

Tel (Day) Fax

Postcode

Mobile Email

Signed

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COMMISSION BIDDING SLIP

Lot No. Max. Bid Price (£) Ex.Premium & VAT

Please send to:

Dreweatts

Donnington Priory Salerooms

Newbury, Berkshire RG14 2JE

Tel: +44 (0)1635 553553

Fax: +44 (0)1635 553599

www.dnfa.com

Whilst every care is taken in carrying out buyers’

instructions, neither Dreweatts, nor their staff can be

held responsible for any errors made.

All successful bids are subject to a 22% plus VAT (26.4%)

of the hammer price up to £300,000, and 12% plus VAT

(14.40%) on the hammer price in excess of £300,000

Payment will be accepted, if you are a successful bidder,

by debit card issued by a UK bank, by bank transfer, in

cash up to £12,000 (subject to relevant money laundering

regulations), or by all major UK issued credit cards

registered to a UK billing address with the exception of

American Express and Diners Club. A surcharge of 3% is

payable on all payments made by credit card. This

surcharge does not apply to debit card payments.

Payment may also be made by Sterling personal cheques

drawn on a UK bank account but Dreweatts regrets that

purchases paid for by this method can not be collected

until your cheque has cleared.

If you leave an odd bid, the Auctioneer will increase your

bid to the next highest figure.

Bids must be received the day before the sale, in certain

circumstances it may not be possible to execute bids

received on the day of the sale.

Your attention is drawn to our General Conditions of Sale,

available in the catalogue or in the saleroom.

Lot No. Max. Bid Price (£) Ex.Premium & VAT


Le Bruyn (Cornelius)

Travels into Muscovy, Persia, and Part of the East-Indies, 2 vol., 1737. First English edition,

profusely illustrated with engraved maps, plates and illustrations, including superb folding panoramas,

the one of Moscow extending to almost 2 metres.

Est. £3,000-4,000

Boydell (John)

An History of the River Thames, 2 vol., 1794-96.

Illustrated with superb hand-coloured aquatint plates.

Est. £2,000-3,000

Antiquarian Books: The Property of a Collector

London, Wednesday 4th April 2012

Please contact: Rupert Powell

rpowell@bloomsburyauctions.com

Bloomsbury House

24 Maddox Street, London W1S 1PP

t +44 (0) 20 7495 9494

f +44 (0) 20 7495 9499

info@bloomsburyauctions.com

www.bloomsburyauctions.com

Free Live Online Bidding


Dreweatts

Donnington Priory Salerooms, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 2JE

T +44 (0) 1635 553 553 donnington@dnfa.com

www.dnfa.com

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