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Lots 209 - 210: Knibb Bracket & Condliff Skeleton Clocks

Lot#: 210

DESCRIPTION: James Condliff, Liverpool, for Jacobs & Lucas, Hull, a Victorian quarter striking skeleton clock, finely fretted and finished brass frames with seven turned pillars, mounted to a rectangular brass plinth with ball feet and retailer's engraved plaque, silvered roman numeral chapter ring with blued steel hands, the wheelwork with four, five, and six spoke crossings and skeletonized barrels, two train fusee movement with recoil escapement and brass pendulum with heavy bob, striking ting tang quarters on two coil gongs concealed in the oblong mahogany base, on brass ball feet and with brass acorn and oak leaf molding, with conforming glass dome
CONDITION: very good overall, all components polished and lacquered, without rounding of edges or crossings, lower left pillar with dings, dial and hands good, movement runs and strikes correctly, ornament at top of back plate has been bent and straightened with resulting fracture, suspension spring replaced, wooden base with minor marks and imperfections, dome good
ESTIMATE: $12000 - $18000
PRICE SOLD: $16000
CIRCA: 1855
DIMENSIONS: 19.5in x 12.25in x 6.5in

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