Auction 06.07.2001

Christie's
London, King Street

Date of the auction: 06.07.2001

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Ferdinand Berthoud, Essai Sur L'Horologerie ; Paris, tome premier, 1st ed...

Ferdinand Berthoud, Essai Sur L'Horologerie ; Paris, tome premier, 1st ed., 1763, 19 plates, contemporary mottled calf binding, worn; tome second, 2nd ed., 1786, Paris, 18 plates, contemporary mottled calf binding, worn (2

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 6 Jul 2001

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Alfred Chapuis and Edouard Gélis, Le Monde des Automates , tomes 1 & 2...

Alfred Chapuis and Edouard Gélis, Le Monde des Automates , tomes 1 & 2, Paris, 1928, in modern morrocco backed marbled board; George Daniels, The Art of Breguet , 2nd ed., 1977, cloth (3

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £250 - £350

Date: 6 Jul 2001

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Antiquarian Horology, Vol.1 (1953-56) reprinted 1977 (Vols. II and III...

Antiquarian Horology, Vol.1 (1953-56) reprinted 1977 (Vols. II and III lacking), 1962 - 1997, in various calf and board bindings (21 bound books) (21

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 6 Jul 2001

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Humphrey Quill, John Harrison, The Man who found Longitude , 2nd ed., 1966...

Humphrey Quill, John Harrison, The Man who found Longitude , 2nd ed., 1966; Thomas Reid, Treatise on Clock and Watchmaking , 2nd ed, 19 plates, modern calf and board binding; Vaudrey Mercer, John Arnold & Son , 1972, A.H.S., with supplement, 1975; Vaudrey Mercer, Edward John Dent and his successors

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 6 Jul 2001

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Ernest L. Edwardes, The Grandfather Clock , 3rd ed., 1971, signed by the...

Ernest L. Edwardes, The Grandfather Clock , 3rd ed., 1971, signed by the author; John Smith, Old Scottish Clockmakers 1453 to 1850 , 2nd ed., 1921; Claudius Saunier, Treatise on Modern Horology , modern calf and board binding; Cedric Jagger, Paul Philip Barraud , A.H.S., 1968; H. Alan Lloyd, The

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £200 - £300

Date: 6 Jul 2001

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A Swiss ormolu grande sonnerie pendule d'officier with alarm

A Swiss ormolu grande sonnerie pendule d'officier with alarm Courvoisier & Companie, No.10479. Circa 1820 The arched case with handle to a waisted pediment applied with ribbon and inverted cornucopia mounts, with reeded mock pilasters to all four angles and tassel and musical trophy mounts to the

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000

Date: 6 Jul 2001

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A Black Forest polychrome painted metal itinerant clock pedlar timepiece

A Black Forest polychrome painted metal itinerant clock pedlar timepiece First half 19th century Of typical form, holding a walking stick, with hat and mock clock to his back, carrying a Black Forest wall clock on his front, its arch painted with a cottage and the spandrels with flowers, with white

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500

Date: 6 Jul 2001

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A French engraved gilt-brass striking and repeating carriage clock with...

A French engraved gilt-brass striking and repeating carriage clock with alarm and twin thermometers Bourdin, Horloger du Roi, Paris. Circa 1850 The corniche case engraved overall with running foliate scrolls, with arched panels to the sides framing thermometers with mother-of-pearl registers, both

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 6 Jul 2001

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A French gilt-brass and enamel-mounted small striking and repeating...

A French gilt-brass and enamel-mounted small striking and repeating carriage clock AD, retailed by Edward Bright, Paris. Circa 1880 The cannelee case mounted with painted enamel side panels depicting couples in rustic landscapes, the dial similarly painted with a group of children and with a church

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,500

Date: 6 Jul 2001

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An unusual Victorian engraved gilt-brass striking and repeating strut clock

An unusual Victorian engraved gilt-brass striking and repeating strut clock Whistler, London. Circa 1860 The arched case engraved with leafy scrolls against a hatched ground, with suspension loop to the top, lifting repeat button to the shoulder, engraved strut to the base and spring-loaded easel

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 6 Jul 2001

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A Swiss ormolu quarter-striking pendule d'officier with alarm

A Swiss ormolu quarter-striking pendule d'officier with alarm Late 18th or early 19th century The regilded case with conjoined serpent handle and oak leaf and acorn mounts to the waisted top, leaf and berry mounts to the sides, with interlaced brass wire sound frets to the rear door, the base with

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800

Date: 6 Jul 2001

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A walnut grande sonnerie Vienna regulator

A walnut grande sonnerie Vienna regulator Last quarter 19th century The case with stepped breakarch top, trunk door with arched glazed panel and with pilasters to the sides with scroll mouldings to top and bottom, the waisted terminal flanked by brass screws for wall securing, with foliate cast

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800

Date: 6 Jul 2001

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An English great wheel electric skeleton timepiece

An English great wheel electric skeleton timepiece Murday/The Reason Manufacturing Company Ltd. Circa 1915 The over-glazed white card Roman chapter ring with blued steel hands, the movement visible to the centre and supported on two slender columns centred by a large steel balance wheel with blued

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 6 Jul 2001

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A French gilt-brass electric four glass striking mantel clock

A French gilt-brass electric four glass striking mantel clock Pendule Electrique À Sonnerie B.TÉ S.G.D.G. First quarter 20th century The case of typical form and with bevelled glass panels, the white enamel Arabic dial painted with floral swags and signed PENDULE ELECTRIQUE À SONNERIE BT.É S.G.D.G

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 6 Jul 2001

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A French mahogany electric wall timepiece with programme dial

A French mahogany electric wall timepiece with programme dial L. Leroy & Cie., Paris. First quarter 20th century The rectangular moulded case with bevelled glass front panel and heavy white marble back, with three brass screws securing the spun brass bezel to the white painted metal Roman dial

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 6 Jul 2001

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A French giant four-glass electric mantel timepiece

A French giant four-glass electric mantel timepiece Electrique-Brillié. First quarter 20th century The case of typical form with stepped and moulded top and base, the latter raised on four adjustable milled gilt-brass feet, bevelled glass panels, with gilt-brass bezel to a painted metal chapter ring

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 6 Jul 2001

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A French stained pine electric mantel timepiece

A French stained pine electric mantel timepiece Bardon, Clichy. First quarter 20th century The borne case on stepped and moulded base raised on rectangular blocks, with brass bezel to a silvered dial with painted Arabic chapters and signed BARDON CLICHY , steel hands, the movement with bimetallic

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £100 - £200

Date: 6 Jul 2001

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A Belgian mahogany four-glass apprentice mantel regulator

A Belgian mahogany four-glass apprentice mantel regulator Georges van Der Cruyssen, Bruxelles. Circa 1925 The case with stepped and moulded pediment above a breakarch top, bevelled glass panels, on spreading rectangular base raised on toupie feet, with brass bezel to a silvered dial with engraved

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 6 Jul 2001

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A Victorian mahogany Royal Greenwich Observatory Two-Day Marine Chronometer

A Victorian mahogany Royal Greenwich Observatory Two-Day Marine Chronometer John Parkes & Sons, No.3917. Circa 1900 The silvered dial signed and numbered JOHN PARKES & SONS 11 St. George's Crescent, LIVERPOOL 3917,MAKERS TO THE ADMIRALTY , Roman hour numerals, gold hour and minute hands, subsidiary

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 6 Jul 2001

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An Early Victorian mahogany Two-Day Marine Chronometer

An Early Victorian mahogany Two-Day Marine Chronometer Robert Roskell, No. 853/49478. Circa 1840 The silvered dial signed Robert Roskell, LIVERPOOL 853/49478 , Roman hour numerals, gold Breguet hour and minute hands, subsidiary seconds dial with decorative double arrowhead intermarkers for

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 6 Jul 2001

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AN EARLY VICTORIAN TWO-DAY MARINE CHRONOMETER

AN EARLY VICTORIAN TWO-DAY MARINE CHRONOMETER Joseph Sewill, No. 225. Circa 1850 The silver dial signed Josh. Sewill, Sth. Castle St, LIVERPOOL No. 225 , Roman hour numerals, gold hour and minute hands, subsidiary seconds dial with inscription RESPRUNG BY FROSHAM & KEEN , up-and-down dial, both

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 6 Jul 2001

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A Mid Victorian mahogany Eight-Day Marine Chronometer

A Mid Victorian mahogany Eight-Day Marine Chronometer Richard Webster, No. 458. Circa 1850 The silvered dial signed Richard Webster, Cornhill, No. 458 , Roman hour numerals, outer minute chapter with Arabic five-minute intermarkers 60-5-10 et seque , subsidiary seconds and up-and-down dials, blued

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £2,000 - £2,500

Date: 6 Jul 2001

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A Victorian rosewood Eight-Day Marine Chronometer

A Victorian rosewood Eight-Day Marine Chronometer James Muirhead & Son, No. 3511, Circa 1863 The silvered dial signed and numbered James Muirhead & Son Makers to the Admiralty, 90, Buchanan Strt, Glasgow 3511 , Roman hour numerals, gold hour and minute hands, subsidiary seconds and up-and-down dials

Lot #: 31 A

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 6 Jul 2001

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A Regency mahogany One-Day Marine Chronometer

A Regency mahogany One-Day Marine Chronometer George Hornby & Son, No. 857 Circa. 1805 The silver dial signed CHRONOMETER BY JOHN PENLINGTON No. 3 PARKER STRT. LIVERPOOL No. 857 , bold Roman hour numerals within outer minute chapter with Arabic five-minute intermarkers 60-5-10 et seque , subsidiary

Lot #: 32

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 6 Jul 2001

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A George III large mahogany one-day marine chronometer

A George III large mahogany one-day marine chronometer Signed Barraud, London, No.250 with possible attributions to Thomas Earnshaw. Late 18th century The silvered dial of regulator format, eccentric subsidiary hour dial with Roman numerals (at VI), concentric minutes dial with Arabic 60-10-20 et

Lot #: 33

Estimate: £700 - £1,000

Date: 6 Jul 2001

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A French brass and silvered novelty automaton industrial clock

A French brass and silvered novelty automaton industrial clock last quarter 19th century Modelled as an industrial steam engine, with large automaton fly wheel and piston, driven by a large barrel housed in the base and wound through the side, the front ornamented with mock brickwork and furnaces

Lot #: 34

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 6 Jul 2001

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A Victorian giant gilt-brass striking carriage or mantel clock

A Victorian giant gilt-brass striking carriage or mantel clock James McCabe, Royal Exchange, London, No.1896. Circa 1835 The case with stepped and moulded top, chamfered front angles terminating in volutes, with arched glazed side panels, on base with moulded gallery and projecting front angles

Lot #: 35

Estimate: £7,000 - £10,000

Date: 6 Jul 2001

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A Louis XVI ormolu month-going striking table regulator

A Louis XVI ormolu month-going striking table regulator Regnault a Paris. Circa 1780 The case with ovolo cast cornice, on spreading base with matted panels and applied with leafy bosses, with ribbon-tied oak leaf and acorn cresting above a drop-down bezel, the white enamel Roman and Arabic convex

Lot #: 36

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 6 Jul 2001

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A George III ormolu and guilloche enamel mounted musical automaton table...

A George III ormolu and guilloche enamel mounted musical automaton table clock for the Chinese market Henry Borrell, London. Circa 1790 The case decorated with panels of royal blue guilloché enamel embellished with paillons , with gold and green peacock feathers and golden fronds interlaced with

Lot #: 39

Estimate: £100,000 - £150,000

Date: 6 Jul 2001

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An ormolu, paste-set and enamel-mounted quarter-chiming automaton table clock

An ormolu, paste-set and enamel-mounted quarter-chiming automaton table clock Case Chinese, probably Guangzhou, circa 1790; movement English, Robert Philp, London, Last quarter 18th century The case with a surmount in the form of an ormolu scent bottle cast with flowers and leafy scrolls and

Lot #: 40

Estimate: £60,000 - £80,000

Date: 6 Jul 2001