Lot 1144: A GEORGE III GILT-MOUNTED MAHOGANY QUARTER CHIMING AND MUSICAL TABLE CLOCK, THOMAS LOZANO, LONDON, CIRCA 1785 |
October 26, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 7-inch dial with rococo spandrels, silvered centre engraved with scrolls and a basket of fruit, concentric date ring, the arch with subsidiary strike/silent and tune selection dials flanking a recessed plaque signed Thos Lozano en Londres, the three train fusee movement with six knopped pillars, verge escapement, trip repeat striking on a bell, quarter chiming on a nest of eight bells and playing one of two tunes at the hour, the backplate engraved with foliate scrolls and a pagoda, the case with bell top and pineapple finials above caryatid corner mounts, side carrying handles and cast frets, on winged scroll feet
Dial is rather dirty and silvering rubbed. Movement is complete but very dirty and requires complete service and overhaul, fusee line to strike is broken, verge crown wheel replaced, the strike fusee heavily bushed in the backplate. Case is rather dry with many old scuffs, marks, cracks and scratches, some old repairs to veneers, corner moulding lacking to rear top right corner. With a winder and case key.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
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Dimensions: 58cm. 22¾in. high