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Auction: Auction 26.11.1996
was auctioned on: 26 November 1996
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AN EARLY VICTORIAN NICKEL-PLATED BRASS QUARTER STRIKING GIANT CHRONOMETER CARRIAGE CLOCK

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Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000
ca. US$33,253 - US$49,880
Price realised:  £87,300
ca. US$145,151
Lot number 209, Views: 33

AN EARLY VICTORIAN NICKEL-PLATED BRASS QUARTER STRIKING GIANT CHRONOMETER CARRIAGE CLOCK dent, london. no. 14806, circa 1850 The white enamel Roman chapter disc signed Dent, London with blued moon hands, subsidiary seconds ring at XII, within a silvered foliate engraved mask, the substantial movement with five pillars and twin-chain fusees, large gilt platform with Earnshaw spring detent escapement, Dent's patent staple balance with blued helical spring and diamond endstone, the quarters chiming on two bells via two hammers on the backplate with hour strike on a blued-steel gong, numbered on the gong stand 14806, strike/silent lever at top left hand corner of the plate, the well constructed case with flush-fitting two-piece handle, the glazed rear door with three shuttered holes for hand-set and wind, the door itself with a special key-locking device in the base, with original gilt-brass double-ended winding key punch-numbered 14806 7¾in. (19.5cm.) high (2)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Auction 26.11.1996
Date of the auction: 26 Nov 1996
Address: Christie's
London, King Street