England, 8 day, time and strike, fusee spring driven brass movement gothic style wall clock. Dial signed "Alf. d Goad, Islington".
CONDITION: Mahogany and mahogany veneered case in an old finish has some scattered imperfections in the veneer from age, veneer and case shrinkage. The curved bottom has shrinkage cracks at the access door. A couple small moldings are missing at the top spires. The top finial is a replacement. Original painted dial is in reasonably good condition with some minor paint loss in spots on the edge. Original hands and pendulum. The chain drive fusee movement strikes using two hammers.
ESTIMATE: $800 - $1000
PRICE SOLD: $550
DIMENSIONS: 39in x 18in x 7.25in
England, a large, late 18th century tavern clock, the ebonized softwood case with chisel bottom decorated with a gilt Ho Ho bird, the mid section with gilt latticework surrounding the long door, decorated with an Oriental fantasy, including pagodas, a couple with a child strolling in a landscape, a ship, mountains, and the sky with Ho Ho bird and butterfly, turned 24" dial with roman numerals and ogee molded edge, pierced spade hands, 8 day brass timepiece movement with recoil escapement, pendulum with wire rod and brass clad bob, and cylindrical lead weight with integral pulley
CONDITION: case with repairs, ornament with flaking, losses and inpainting, bottom with split, left side door with break at edge, dial repainted, hands with pitting, movement dirty and with poorly repaired crutch, escapement functional
ESTIMATE: $2000 - $3000
PRICE SOLD: $1600
DIMENSIONS: 57.5in x 17.75in x 6.5in
Ellicott, London, a mid 18th century ebonized bracket clock, the veneered oak case resting on cast brass bracket feet, the base with cavetto and bead molding, the door with brass bead trim and ovolo molding, the sides with brass trimmed, glazed apertures for viewing the movement, the top with double cavetto and bead molding, below a cushion dome and folding brass handle, composite dial with matted center, gilt spandrels, and roman numeral silvered chapter ring, pierced blued steel hands, brass, two train fusee movement with anchor escapement, rack striking and back plate with symmetrical, C scroll and foliate engraving, signed "Ellicott London", and heavy, brass clad pendulum
CONDITION: case with restorations, minor marks and scratches, some veneer on inside of front door lifting, veneers with minor splits, brass trim on door loose, cushion dome with slight separation at corners, dial mask with splits, old repairs and loss at bottom, brass furniture with tarnish and spotting, chapter ring with tarnish, spandrels, dial plate, and engraved plaque later, hour hand with minor abrasion, movement appears to have originally had a crown wheel escapement, movement mounting straps replaced, left strap with incorrect screw, does not engage hole in plate, bell stand screw replaced, hook for securing original pendulum absent, bottom of seat board inscribed "Restored by Wood Mortlake 1885", pendulum with minor tarnish. This clock is from the collection of Richard Thomson, author of "Antique American Clocks and Watches"
ESTIMATE: $1800 - $2500
PRICE SOLD: $2800
DIMENSIONS: 17.5in x 11.25in x 7in
Austria or Southern Germany, 18th century bracket clock, 8 day, time only with on demand pull-repeat, spring driven movement with verge escapement and cow's tail pendulum in a gilt wood case with central swags and urn finial, roman numeral convex-concave white enamel dial, and pierced brass hands.
CONDITION: This is an 8 day clock with large standing barrel typical of the period. The unsigned Austrian or Southern German movement has large, well-shaped baluster pillars and intact stopworks on rear plate. The pull-repeat sounds the hours, then the quarters on demand. The enamel dial is good with some hairline cracks in the center and near 5:00. There is a small chip at the top. The door glass is modern. Eagle finial has been added. The gilt case has been touched up with gold paint, but is basically intact and worthy of further restoration.
ESTIMATE: $600 - $900
PRICE SOLD: $1000
DIMENSIONS: 21in x 9in x 5in
P. Rau, Vienna, an amusing, figural, moving eye mantel clock, the case on four turned bone feet, supporting a narrow ebonized plinth with gilt, leaf and dart carved ogee molding, the hardwood veneered rectangular base surmounted by a carved, gilt, rockwork pinnacle with gilt putti astride a patinated, leaping lion, the beast's eyes moving back and forth with the oscillating pendulum, arabic numeral white enamel dial with engine turned center, blued steel Breguet style hands, two day, spring driven brass movement with pull repeat, striking the hours on a gong and with a single blow at the half hour, all beneath an oval dome with conforming rosewood and marquetry base
CONDITION: dome and base not original to the clock, the base with modifications to accommodate the clock, and with replaced feet, clock case good overall with losses to gilding, bezel and glass good, dial with minor hairlines and a few filled losses, hands with minor oxidation, lion's eyes repainted, eyes move when the clock is running, ticks, strikes, and repeats, snail and star wheel need adjustment to correct repeating
ESTIMATE: $900 - $1200
PRICE SOLD: $1400
DIMENSIONS: 23.5in x 16.25in x 8in
Robert Best, London, a mahogany and mahogany veneer lyre form bracket clock, the rectangular base on cast brass bracket feet, supporting the lyre form case with brass wire strings, the lyre arms terminating in plain, turned roundels at bottom, and carved volutes at top, framing a glazed aperture allowing a view of the pendulum, and surmounted by a large drumhead top with brass carrying handles, molded brass bezel, convex glass, and signed, roman numeral white enamel dial, pierced, blued steel hands, and signed, five pillar, two train fusee movement with round plates, recoil escapement, and counting the hours on a bell, with two part brass pendulum rod, the rating nut located at the center, and heavy brass clad bob
CONDITION: case in an old finish, with minor splits, marks and scratches, veneers with some checking, lower rear door with minor loss at upper right, brass furniture with minor spotting and tarnish, bezel catch broken, dial with flakes at edge and around holes, minute hand replaced, movement dirty, most train holes with bushings, back cock with modifications, bell nut replaced, runs and strikes, pendulum rod with dings and dent in upper section, movement mounting brackets with extra holes and filing. This clock was sold at Pook & Pook's January 14, 2012 auction, lot #915
ESTIMATE: $1600 - $2200
PRICE SOLD: $2000
DIMENSIONS: 17in x 9in x 6in
Desbois & Wheeler, London, a good Regency mahogany pad top bracket clock, the molded break arch case on gilt ball feet, the door corners with inset, brass ovolo moldings, pierced, fish scale fret spandrels below the dial, brass bezel with convex glass, case sides with arched fishscale frets, and top with central, brass trimmed pad and folding handle, white painted, convex, roman numeral dial signed "Desbois & Wheeler London", blued steel spade hands, and two train fusee movement with shouldered plates, engraved border, knopped pillars, and pull repeat, with heavy, engraved brass pendulum, and counting the hours on a bell
CONDITION: base with slightly misaligned corners, repair at rear left foot, veneers with checking and lifting, brass molding at right side of door loose at top, escutcheon a poorly made replacement, some case joints with separation, rear top molding with splits, rear door with minor warp, split, and minor loss at lower left, dial with crazing, scratches, and minor losses, hands replaced, movement polished, most holes with friction bushings, bell replaced, ticks and strikes
ESTIMATE: $1500 - $2000
PRICE SOLD: $950
DIMENSIONS: 18in x 12in x 7.25in
England, for John Henry Potter, Scarborough, a large quarter chiming bracket clock, walnut and walnut veneer case on cock beaded feet, the base with beveled edge, case with canted corners, and caddy top with handle, the sides with gilt, cast baroque sound frets, gilt leaf and dart molded arched door with bevelled glass and conforming, silvered bezel, composite dial with matted center and engraved plaque below 12:00, "J.H. Potter 32 Cliff Scarboro", silvered roman numeral chapter ring, gilt spandrels, and three subsidiary dials in the arch for control of the chiming functions and regulation, blued steel fleur de lis hands, large fusee movement with rise and fall regulation, recoil escapement, and chiming the quarters on eight bells or four gongs, and counting the hours on a fifth, larger gong, and heavy brass clad pendulum
CONDITION: case dirty, veneers with minor splits and checking, feet, top molding, caddy top and handle replaced, door now with gold paint, glass good, door will not close far enough to allow lock to engage, dial good, all dials lacking black infill, hands with minor oxidation, movement dirty, complete, will tick, chime and strike if assisted, needs service, chime drums incorrectly oriented and so fail to complete the quarters, slot in pendulum rod for crutch pin too wide, gongs and some other steel components with minor oxidation
ESTIMATE: $1200 - $1500
PRICE SOLD: $1200
DIMENSIONS: 25in x 15.5in x 9.5in
England, large bracket clock, 8 day, time and strike with chime on 8 bells, triple-fusee spring driven movement in a Gothic form oak case on a stepped and molded base with quatrefoils and full columns on the front corners, fretwork sides, applied wood ornaments on the front, and topped by three palmette-wrapped finials, silvered roman numeral dial with subsidiary dials for rate adjustment, chime / silent, and chime selection, blued steel fleur-de-lis hands.
CONDITION: The oak case has a nice original finish. There is a bit of discoloration along the front of the base. There are cracks on the left side and top right side of the case. The silvered dial is very good with a few vertical streaks of tarnish. Hands and glass are excellent. The case holds a large, heavy-plated chain drive triple fusee movement that is unsigned. Fusee chains are intact. Large cathedral gong for hour strike will need to be reinstalled. Door glass is loose.
ESTIMATE: $2000 - $2500
PRICE SOLD: $1600
DIMENSIONS: 29in x 18in x 9.5in
Joseph Penlington, Liverpool, England, chiming bracket clock, 8 day, time and strike with chiming on eight bells, triple fusee movement in a provincial style walnut case, rectangular silvered dial with incised red arabic numerals, subsidiary dials for slow / fast, chime / silent, and chime selection, blued steel hands.
CONDITION: There are some nicks to the case. The top center baluster pillar is absent. The carved wooden side frets are broken with pieces missing. Protective finish on silvered dial has yellowed. Dust silks for sides and rear door are lacking, and rear grid is loose. There are 2 mounting screws missing from the movement brackets. The robust fusee movement is dirty, but still trying to tick and chime. Note that the tune selection is for Whittington tune on 8 bells or Westminster tune on 4 bells. Strikes the hours on a large cathedral gong. Original pendulum intact. Chains intact.
ESTIMATE: $1400 - $1800
PRICE SOLD: $1500
DIMENSIONS: 27in x 13in x 8in
Edward Tiddeman, Canterbury, England, Georgian bracket clock, 8 day, time and strike, spring driven fusee movement with verge escapement and integrated bob pendulum in a mahogany veneered case, with elegant bell top and brass bracket feet, engraved brass dial, mock pendulum aperture, strike / select subsidiary dial in the arch, and pierced steel hands.
CONDITION: case with veneer repairs and some losses. The four small brass finials are missing from top. The brass dial has no silvering. Original hands are fretted brass. Brass cable on the fusees. Movement has engraved rear plate. The movement is dirty, but still ticking and striking on a large bell. Some oxidation is visible on the steel components.
ESTIMATE: $1200 - $1800
PRICE SOLD: $3000
DIMENSIONS: 23in x 13in x 8.5in
Reid & Auld, Edinburgh, Scotland, mantel clock, 8 day, time and strike, spring driven fusee movement with deadbeat escapement in a figured oak case with cast base molding, carved scrolls above, and carved family crest applied below the dial, signed roman numeral silvered dial, with blackened steel moon hands.
CONDITION: The case retains an old and mostly original finish with peeling losses in need of attention. New red cloth on the back door. Coat of arms on the front features three birds, a chevron, and the head of a griffin. The eight inch engraved brass dial is singed and somewhat dark with tarnish. Very nice original dart / moon hands, brass bezel with side key lock. No door key is included, but the bezel can be opened from the back. Note that balloon style cases from this period are relatively uncommon, and similar examples have garnered substantial prices. Movement with heavy brass plates and strike / silent function is also signed. Steel cables are installed on the fusees. The strike / silent mechanism will require adjustment. Serial number 1090.
ESTIMATE: $1000 - $1500
PRICE SOLD: $1100
DIMENSIONS: 22in x 13in x 8in
Thomas Middlemass, Edinburgh, Scotland, bracket clock, 8 day, time and strike with Westminster chime, substantial three train fusee movement in a large round top case with mahogany veneer and inlaid shell motif, pierced side frets, gilt matte dial center, silvered chapter ring with roman numerals, and black steel elongated fleur-de-lis hands.
CONDITION: The case has been in a dry climate for several years, leaving stress cracks to the veneer at the top of the case, which are not apparent from the front. The case retains nice polish. Dial is in good condition, the signed cartouche darkened with tarnish. Very good thick beveled glass. Rear dust insert in door has been renewed. The movement bears no signature, however is heavy and well made, and typical of English / Scottish production. Original pendulum and gong set is intact. The robust 3-chain fuse movement chiming on 4 large cathedral gongs, and striking the hours on a 5th.
ESTIMATE: $900 - $1400
PRICE SOLD: $1200
DIMENSIONS: 21in x 14in x 10.25in
S. Smith & Son, Ltd., London, an early 20th century, quarter striking lantern clock, the brass case with turned finials, columns and feet, signed, roman numeral engraved brass dial with pierced, blued steel hands, case top with pierced frets, the front fret with engraving, cast brass strap suspending two large bells, the two train fusee movement with recoil escapement, striking ting tang quarters on two bells, and the hours on the larger bell, with key
CONDITION: case with minor dirt and tarnish, dial numerals with minor losses to infill, minute hand with minor bends, hands with specks of oxidation, movement dirty and with degraded lubricant, runs and strikes correctly
ESTIMATE: $800 - $1000
PRICE SOLD: $700
DIMENSIONS: 15.25in x 5.75in x 5.5in
English, 8 day, time and strike fusee spring driven brass movement bracket clock, dial signed "Turner, Fenchurch Street"
CONDITION: Mahogany and mahogany veneered case in an old finish has a small veneer imperfection at the lower right front. Original painted dial has small loss at the two pillar posts, a repair at 7 o'clock and a small chip at 5 o'clock. Original hands.
ESTIMATE: $400 - $600
PRICE SOLD: $500
DIMENSIONS: 17.25in x 12.5inj x 6.5in