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Auction: Fine Clocks
was auctioned on: 19 June 2019
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AN EARLY 19TH CENTURY BRASS MOUNTED MUSICAL BRACKET CLOCK WITH SELECTION FOR EITHER 'FORTE' OR 'PIANO' SOUND TO THE 14 HAMMERS AND BELLS ALSO 'TING TANG' CHIMING THE QUARTERS ON A FURTHER TWO BELLS

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Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000
ca. US$6,286 - US$8,800
Price realised:  £8,812
ca. US$11,078
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AN EARLY 19TH CENTURY BRASS MOUNTED MUSICAL BRACKET CLOCK WITH SELECTION FOR EITHER 'FORTE' OR 'PIANO' SOUND TO THE 14 HAMMERS AND BELLS ALSO 'TING TANG' CHIMING THE QUARTERS ON A FURTHER TWO BELLS Gravell & Tolkein No.3266 The mahogany case surmounted by a pagoda top over four finials and a well moulded cornice supported on canted top fluted pilasters, side lions mask handles and fish scale side frets to a plinth base on shallow ogee arched brass feet, the 8 inch arched brass dial with large twin subsidiaries in the arch for Music & Strike/Silent and a choice of six tunes comprising: Allemand, Dance, Reel, Song, Rondo, and March centred by a smaller subsidiary to regulate the volume of the tune 'Forte or Piano', the silvered Roman and Arabic dial with inner concentric date and plain signed and numbered centre, the substantial signed and numbered movement with thick plates united by six knopped pillars, the backplate with engraved running border, deadbeat escapement ting-tang quarter chiming every 15 minutes and playing one of the six tunes on every hour on 14 bells and hammers. 71cm (28in) high

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Bonhams London
Title: Fine Clocks
Date of the auction: 19 Jun 2019
Address: Bonhams London
London, New Bond Street 101 New Bond Street London W1S 1SR Tel: +44 20 7447 7447 Fax : +44 207 447 7401 [email protected]