Lot 275: GEORGE III PARCEL GILT AND RED JAPANNED MUSICAL BRACKET CLOCK, ROBERT WARD, LONDON CIRCA 1780 55cm high (handle up), 34cm wide, 24.5...
January 25, 2017
Edinburgh, United KingdomLive Auction
GEORGE III PARCEL GILT AND RED JAPANNED MUSICAL BRACKET CLOCK, ROBERT WARD, LONDON
the bell top case with a brass carrying handle and mounted at the corners with brass pine cone finials, the arched brass dial with a silvered chapter in Arabic and Roman numerals and pierced brass spandrels, three winding holes and a date aperture, the arch with a signed plate inscribed ''Robt Ward/ Abchurch Lane/ LONDON'' and flanked by subsidiary dials, one ''Chime/Not Chime'', the other tune selection ''Minuet/Highland Lady/ Lovely Nancy/ Happy Clown''; above a shaped apron and raised on gilt metal acanthus scroll feet, the eight-day three train movement striking a bell and chiming on eight bells, enclosed by a foliate engraved backplate, pull cord repeat to the right side, tune pull cord to the left side; the red lacquer case decorated with Chinese figures, temples and trellis pattern with blind fret angles highlighted with gilt details
55cm high (handle up), 34cm wide, 24.5cm deep
- 1 winder, 2 keys
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