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Pierre Choumoff (1872-1936). Six studies of Rodin's Sculptures, ca. 1915. Six gelatin silver prints

Lot 351: Pierre Choumoff (1872-1936). Six studies of Rodin's Sculptures, ca. 1915. Six gelatin silver prints

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March 6, 2015, 2:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £500 - £700

Description: Pierre Choumoff (1872-1936). Six studies of Rodin's Sculptures, ca. 1915. Six gelatin silver prints, three titled in pencil in the margin, all with photographer's blue stamp and one with original price (6 francs) verso, each approximately 22.5 x 16.5cm (8 3/4 x 6 1/2in) or the reverse

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Pierre Choumoff (1872-1936). Six studies of Rodin's Sculptures, ca. 1915. Six gelatin silver prints

Lot 352: Pierre Choumoff (1872-1936). Six studies of Rodin's Sculptures, ca. 1915. Six gelatin silver prints

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March 6, 2015, 2:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £500 - £700

Description: Pierre Choumoff (1872-1936). Six studies of Rodin's Sculptures, ca. 1915. Six gelatin silver prints, two titled in pencil in the margin, all with photographer's blue stamp and three with original price (6 francs) verso, each approximately 22.5 x 16.5cm (8 3/4 x 6 1/2in) or the reverse

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Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968) - Morceaux Choisis d'après Rodin (S.647)

Lot 171: Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968) - Morceaux Choisis d'après Rodin (S.647)

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March 26, 2015, 10:00 AM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £3,500 - £4,500

Description: etching, 1968, signed in pencil, numbered 16/30, on japan paper, with full margins 346 x 239 mm (13 5/8 x 9 3/8 in) IMPORTANT: This lot is sold subject to Artists Resale Rights, details of which can be found in our Terms and Conditions.

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An early Victorian turquoise, garnet and diamond serpent necklace, circa 1840

Lot 567: An early Victorian turquoise, garnet and diamond serpent necklace, circa 1840

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March 26, 2015, 2:00 PM GMT

Newbury, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £2,000 - £3,000

Description: An early Victorian turquoise, garnet and diamond serpent necklace, circa 1840, the pave set cabochon turquoise head with pear shaped cabochon garnet eyes and rose cut diamond brows, to an articulated snake link body set with graduated cabochon turquoise, 39.5cm long

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Continental School, circa 1840 Portrait of an Austrian army officer seated...

Lot 403: Continental School, circa 1840 Portrait of an Austrian army officer seated...

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March 26, 2015, 12:00 PM GMT

Newbury, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £200 - £300

Description: Continental School, circa 1840 Portrait of an Austrian army officer seated and holding his sword, half length Indistinctly signed middle right G Pariss ? 7.8cm x 6.3cm In the remains of a leather and plush case

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Herbert Deveril (1840-1911). New Zealand, ca. 1890. Approximately 70 glass positive slides, titled

Lot 306: Herbert Deveril (1840-1911). New Zealand, ca. 1890. Approximately 70 glass positive slides, titled

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March 6, 2015, 2:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £500 - £700

Description: Herbert Deveril (1840-1911). New Zealand, ca. 1890. Approximately 70 glass positive slides, titled on mounts, housed in a wooden box, each 8.3 x 8.3cm (3 1/4 x 3 1/4in)

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Thomas Collier (1840-1891) - On the Rother

Lot 104: Thomas Collier (1840-1891) - On the Rother

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March 25, 2015, 10:00 AM GMT

Newbury, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £300 - £500

Description: Watercolour Signed lower right 27 x 47 cm (10 1/2 x 18 1/2 in) Provenance: with Arthur Tooth & Sons Ltd; Thomas Agnew & Sons; The Edward Tilling Collection; Private collection, UK.

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MONNERAT, Pierre (1917- ) - LA SUISSE

Lot 196: MONNERAT, Pierre (1917- ) - LA SUISSE

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March 20, 2015, 2:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £150 - £250

Description: offset lithographic poster in colours, cond A-, backed on linen 39 1/2 x 25ins. (100 x 64cm.) framed and glazed

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William P. Gottlieb (1917-2006). Frank Sinatra, ca. 1947. Gelatin silver print, printed later, signe

Lot 457: William P. Gottlieb (1917-2006). Frank Sinatra, ca. 1947. Gelatin silver print, printed later, signe

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March 6, 2015, 2:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £400 - £600

Description: William P. Gottlieb (1917-2006). Frank Sinatra, ca. 1947. Gelatin silver print, printed later, signed and titled in black ink in the margin, signed and titled in black ink with photographer's copyright stamp verso, 33 x 26.5cm (13 x 10 3/8in)

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Sidney Nolan (1917-1992) - Dalila

Lot 92: Sidney Nolan (1917-1992) - Dalila

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March 26, 2015, 10:00 AM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £200 - £300

Description: screenprint in colours, 1982, signed and titled in pencil, numbered 12/100, on T.H. Saunders wove paper, with full margins, sheet 672 x 788 mm (26 1/2 x 31 in)

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Sidney Nolan (1917-1992) - Desert Landscape

Lot 93: Sidney Nolan (1917-1992) - Desert Landscape

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March 26, 2015, 10:00 AM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £200 - £300

Description: screenprint in colours, 1982, signed and titled in pencil, numbered 12/100, on T.H. Saunders wove paper, with full margins, sheet 672 x 788 mm (26 1/2 x 31 in)

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Sidney Nolan (1917-1992) - Ram In Thicket

Lot 94: Sidney Nolan (1917-1992) - Ram In Thicket

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March 26, 2015, 10:00 AM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £200 - £300

Description: screenprint in colours, 1982, signed and titled in pencil, numbered 36/100, on wove paper, with full margins, 685 x 555 mm (27 x 21 7/8 in)

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Sidney Nolan (1917-1992) - Night

Lot 95: Sidney Nolan (1917-1992) - Night

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March 26, 2015, 10:00 AM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £200 - £300

Description: screenprint in colours, 1982, signed and titled in pencil, numbered 36/100, on wove paper, with full margins, 555 x 694 mm (21 7/8 x 27 3/8 in)

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Frederick Buck Portrait of a gentleman in a dark blue coat

Lot 427: Frederick Buck Portrait of a gentleman in a dark blue coat

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March 26, 2015, 12:00 PM GMT

Newbury, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £300 - £500

Description: Frederick Buck (1771-1840) Portrait of a gentleman in a dark blue coat, short powdered wig Watercolour on ivory 4.5cm x 3.5cm, oval In a gilt metal oval frame (has had a pin attachment)

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Four silver wine tasters by D. & J. Wellby Ltd

Lot 329: Four silver wine tasters by D. & J. Wellby Ltd

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March 26, 2015, 12:00 PM GMT

Newbury, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £200 - £300

Description: Four silver wine tasters by D. & J. Wellby Ltd., London 1917, each with a serpent loop handle, two with gadrooned bodies and embossed with bead decoration, one all gadrooned and one with bows and swags, each inset with a milled English coin, 11.5cm (4 1/2in) long, 460g (14.8 oz) gross

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Henry Jutsum (1816-1869) - The Langdale Pykes

Lot 179: Henry Jutsum (1816-1869) - The Langdale Pykes

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March 25, 2015, 2:00 PM GMT

Newbury, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £1,500 - £2,000

Description: Oil on canvas Signed and dated 1861 95 x 155 cm. (37 1/4 x 61 in) Provenance: Sale. Sotheby's Gleneagles, 28th August, 2002 , lot 880 (sold for £3,824 inc. premium) UK trade; from whom purchased by Mallett, 2008 (cost price: £8,900).

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Ralph Morse (1917-2014) - George Bernard Shaw, 1946

Lot 120: Ralph Morse (1917-2014) - George Bernard Shaw, 1946

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March 5, 2015, 2:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £300 - £500

Description: Gelatin silver print, printed 1999, titled, dated and annotated in pencil in unknown hand verso, 25 x 22.7cm (9 7/8 x 8 3/4in) ** This lot has been imported from outside the EU to be sold at auction, and therefore the buyer must pay the import at a rate of 5% on the hammer and 24% on the buyer's premium.

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A unique set of black ink signatures of George Harrison, Paul McCartney

Lot 47: A unique set of black ink signatures of George Harrison, Paul McCartney

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March 20, 2015, 2:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £2,000 - £3,000

Description: A unique set of black ink signatures of George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and John Lennon on light blue notepaper headed "Grand Hotel, Llandudno" (overall size 17.5 x 13.5cm). Autographs are inscribed "To Carol, love from the Beatles". Some folds and age creasing to paper. Chipping and small tears to margins, signatures remain clear and unaffected [August 1963]. The Beatles undertook a tournee in North Wales in 1963 and performed at the Odeon Cinema in Llandudno for six nights between August 12 and 17, playing twice nightly at 6.30 and 8.50. A friend of the former owner of the lot attended one of the concerts and asked the Fab Four to sign the paper.

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A diamond single stone ring, the cushion shaped modified brilliant cut...

Lot 672: A diamond single stone ring, the cushion shaped modified brilliant cut...

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March 26, 2015, 2:00 PM GMT

Newbury, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £30,000 - £40,000

Description: A diamond single stone ring, the cushion shaped modified brilliant cut diamond weighing 3.01 carats, in a four claw setting, to a polished shank, mounted in platinum with full London hallmarks for 2001, finger size L Offered for sale with a GIA diamond grading report, no. 1152589870, dated August 08, 2013, stating: Carat Weight - 3.01 carat Color Grade - F Clarity Grade - VVS1

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Royal letter of appointment, printed and in autograph

Lot 135: Royal letter of appointment, printed and in autograph

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March 20, 2015, 2:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £200 - £400

Description: Royal letter of appointment, printed and in autograph, approving the assignment of Benedict Row to the position of Consul General at Cardiff to our Good Brother the Emperor of Austria, signed ( Rosebery ) by the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Archibald Primrose, Earl of Rosebery at base of document, counter-signed by Queen Victoria, embossed wafer seal, folding creases, slight off-setting, 29 August 1893

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Royal letter of appointment, printed and in autograph

Lot 137: Royal letter of appointment, printed and in autograph

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March 20, 2015, 2:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £200 - £400

Description: Royal letter of appointment, printed and in autograph, approving the assignment of Benedict Row to the position of Consul for Cork and Queenstown to the Emperor of Austria, signed ( Derby ) by the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Edward Stanley, Earl of Derby at base of document, counter-signed by Queen Victoria, embossed wafer seal, folding creases, slight browning, 29 August 1893; sold with a last Will and Testament dated 1736 (2)

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An early 20th century Russian sapphire, ruby, emerald and diamond bracelet

Lot 579: An early 20th century Russian sapphire, ruby, emerald and diamond bracelet

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March 26, 2015, 2:00 PM GMT

Newbury, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £2,000 - £3,000

Description: An early 20th century Russian sapphire, ruby, emerald and diamond bracelet, circa 1910, the central circular cabochon emerald collet set between two circular cabochon rubies and two circular cabochon sapphires, with three old brilliant cut diamonds to each side, approximately 2.70 carats total, on an articulated bracelet composed of rectangular engraved links set with brilliant cut diamonds, to a concealed box snap clasp, stamped with Russian Kokoshnik mark for 72 zolotniks, St Petersburg, 1908-1917, 19cm long

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Horatius Flaccus (Quintus) - Opera,

Lot 25: Horatius Flaccus (Quintus) - Opera,

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March 19, 2015, 2:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £1,000 - £1,500

Description: [edited and with a commentary by Christophorus Landinus ] 265 ff. (of 272, lacking *1-6 and fol.C (100)), 45 lines of commentary surrounding variable lines of text, Roman type, capital spaces, most with guide-letters, some early and later ink marginalia, ff. LXXXXVIIII and CI outer margins frayed with loss, f. CLXXXIII lower corner torn away, not affecting text, (loosely inserted), several marginal repairs, occasional staining (heavier to first few ff.), recased in contemporary limp vellum, lacking ties, chipped and soiled, [BMC VI, 637; Goff H-447; HC 888], folio, Florence, Antonio di Bartolommeo Miscomini, 5 August, 1482. First Landino edition, dedicated to Guidobaldo di Montefeltro.

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Auguste Vacquerie (1819-1895) - Self-Portrait with François-Victor Hugo, 1853

Lot 5: Auguste Vacquerie (1819-1895) - Self-Portrait with François-Victor Hugo, 1853

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March 5, 2015, 2:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £1,500 - £2,000

Description: Salt print flush mounted to contemporary album page, captioned in pencil on page recto, 8.7 x 7.1cm (3 1/2 x 2 3/4in) Provenance: Swann Galleries New York, 15 April 2002, Important 19th & 20th Century Photographs, lot 91 ** This lot has been imported from outside the EU to be sold at auction, and therefore the buyer must pay the import at a rate of 5% on the hammer and 24% on the buyer's premium.

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An Arts and Crafts oval commemorative pendant , circa 1900

Lot 566: An Arts and Crafts oval commemorative pendant , circa 1900

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March 26, 2015, 2:00 PM GMT

Newbury, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £500 - £700

Description: An Arts and Crafts oval commemorative pendant , circa 1900, the oval panel with a pierced beaded border reading FLORENCE HUGH with applied flower details, the centre of the panel with a bell motif on a scrolling wire and beaded ground, inscribed August 10th 1876, suspended from a flower and leaf decorated bale, 5.3cm long The pendant celebrating the marriage on the 10th August 1876, of the iron master and notable figure in the public and industrial life of the North of England, Sir Thomas Hugh Bell, 2nd Baronet of Rounton Grange (1844-1931), to his second wife Florence Eveleen Eleanore Bell (nee Olliffe, later Dame Florence Bell, 1851-1930), a celebrated author and playwriter. Stylistically the pendant is closer to the Arts and Crafts style of circa 1900 so it could reasonably have been a 1901 present celebrating their silver wedding anniversary. Following his father's patronage of the architect Philip Webb, as well as William Morris and other leading lights of the Arts and Crafts movement, led to three commissions in the Middlesbrough area: of Rounton Grange (demolished in 1953), Red Barns House and the Dorman Long office building (originally Bell Brothers) in Middlesbrough (Webb's only commercial development).

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Collection of signed photographs, postcards and ephemera of Russian and East...

Lot 55: Collection of signed photographs, postcards and ephemera of Russian and East...

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March 20, 2015, 2:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £300 - £500

Description: Collection of signed photographs, postcards and ephemera of Russian and East European opera singers, composers and dancers, mostly inscribed to Florence Farmborough, late nineteenth-early twentieth century; highlights including mounted photographs of Sergei Rachmaninov, Bolshoi prima ballerina Yekaterina Geltzer and tenor Leonid Sobinov (with tissue guard), music quotation signed by Czech violinist Jan Kubelik, two signed postcard photographs signed by opera singer Chernyaskaya. (13) Florence Farmborough (1887-1978) lived in Russia from 1908 to 1917. On the outbreak of the First World War in 1914 she worked as a Red Cross nurse in the Russian army. During this time she became a photographer and worked as correspondant for The Times and BBC.

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Missal.- - Missale Romanum,

Lot 35: Missal.- - Missale Romanum,

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March 19, 2015, 2:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £1,000 - £1,500

Description: double column, printed in red and black, 223 ff. (of 232, lacking 02-6, psi 1 & 10 and blanks C2 & 8], 35 lines and headlines and foliation, Gothic type, *1r with red printer's device of Lucantonio Giunta and verso full-page woodcut of the crucifiction with later hand-colouring and gold border, woodcut repeated on o1r, woodcut historiated and decorative initials, musical notation, woodcut printer's device of Emericus in black to C7, later ink notes and drawings to endpapers, *1 loose, cropped at head affecting headlines and foliation and in some instances first line of text or music, p8 short repaired tear within text, A1 & 2 lower corner torn with loss, text supplied in early ink ms., stained and soiled throughout, contemporary calf-backed boards, some worming, rubbed, [HC 11406; Sander 4765], small 4to, Venice, Johannes Emericus de Spira for Lucantonio Giunta , 13 August, 1494. Rare at auction in any condition. ISTC lists 11 copies, of which four are defective.

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Large collections of papers, letters and documents relating to politicians

Lot 78: Large collections of papers, letters and documents relating to politicians

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March 20, 2015, 2:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £400 - £600

Description: Large collections of papers, letters and documents relating to politicians, artists, military officers, including clipped signatures of Lord Russell, Lord Palmerston and Henry Russell, eight issues of supplements to "The London Gazette" (1901-1902) including one dedicated to the State Funeral of Queen Victoria, printed copy of the ceremonial for the coronation of Edward VII and Queen Alexandra and of "His Majesty's Proceeding to Parliament" on February 14, 1901, signatures of politicians on two papers with official embossed seal of House of Commons (March 1917); also included are numerous letters addressed to Sir William Bull from William Blake Richmond, Frank Brangwyn, the Earl of Dunraven, Robert Hermon-Hodge, Lady Gwendoline Jellicoe, Lieutenant-Colonel Arthur Bigge, Andrew Bonar Law, Sir Kingsley Wood, Joseph and Austen Chamberlain, Baron Stamfordham (George V's private secretary), Arthur Balfour, Viceroy and Governor-General of India Lord Irwin (two letters dated 9th February and 11th April 1928, discussing the chance of Bull publishing a "translation of Conan Doyle's story" in India), author William Pett Ridge, Lord Harcourt and other prominent figures, late nineteenth century to 1920s. (quantity)

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Decretales cum glossa, [commentary by Franciscus de Madiis], double column

Lot 28: Decretales cum glossa, [commentary by Franciscus de Madiis], double column

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March 19, 2015, 2:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £7,000 - £10,000

Description: ( Pope ) Decretales cum glossa , [commentary by Franciscus de Madiis], double column, some printing in red, 278 ff., the first and last blank, 83 lines of commentary enclosing text, Gothic type, a2 with fine miniature in colours on gold ground depicting Gregory IX enthroned and distributing copies of his Decretals to four attendants , gold ground with floral designs picked out in blind tracery, the leaf with further initial in red and gold within green and blue frame (red faded and gold oxidised) and foliage decoration to outer margin in red and green with a single gold bezant, throughout initials, paragraph-marks and underlining in red or blue, some (mostly marginal) staining or spotting, occasional finger-marking, contemporary blind-stamped pigskin over wooden boards, blind-stamped arms mounted on upper cover, 1 of 2 metal clasps remaining, metal corner-pieces, upper joint cracking, but holding firm, stained, marked and rubbed, folio, [BMC V, 323; Goff G-458; HC 8017], Venice, Baptista de Tortis and Franciscus de Madiis, 7 September, 1484. A finely printed and decorated copy of the monumental Decretals. Pope Gregory IX, born Ugolino di Conti, was pope from 19th March, 1227 to 22nd August 1241. The Decretales is the name given in Canon Law to those letters or pronouncements of the pope that formulate decisions in ecclesiastical law.Gregory had entrusted Raymond of Pennaforte with this work, which he completed in 1234.

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Gratianus. - Decretum,

Lot 30: Gratianus. - Decretum,

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March 19, 2015, 2:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £12,000 - £14,000

Description: commentary by Bartolomaeus Brixiensis, double column, printed in red and black, 281 ff. (of 282, lacking initial blank), 86 lines of commentary surrounding text and headline, Gothic type, a2 with fine miniature in gold and colours depicting God the Father enthroned between the personifications of ecclesiastical and civil law , flanked by kneeling figures, including a pope, a cardinal, a king and ?the author, 3 initials in gold and gold and colours, gold grounds of miniature and initials with geometric and floral designs picked out in blind tracery, central margin with green stem terminating in double foliage and floral extensions in colours and gold bezants, many initials supplied in blue, a few supplied in gold and colours (as a2), water-stained (mostly marginal, but occasionally encroaching into text), some soiling and foxing, contemporary blind-stamped pigskin over wooden boards, metal clasps (1 lacking), spine repaired, corners worn, soiled, [BMC V, 364; Goff G-378; HC 7906], folio, Venice, Bernardinus Stagninus, de Tridino, 9 August, 1487. Rare at auction. We can trace only one other copy (2006, lacking 2 ff. and in poor condition). The Concordantia discordantium canonum, later known as the Decreta or Decretum Gratiani , is a rationally organised 'collection of nearly 4,000 patristic texts, conciliar decrees, and Papal pronouncements touching on all fields of Church discipline... It became the basic text on which masters of canon law lectured... and came to form the first part of the Corpus Iuris Canonici .' ( Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church , p. 704).

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Edith Gunther (b.1887) - The Mirror

Lot 185: Edith Gunther (b.1887) - The Mirror

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March 25, 2015, 2:00 PM GMT

Newbury, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £10,000 - £15,000

Description: Oil on canvas Signed and dated 1910 lower left 120.5 x 96.5 cm. (47 1/4 x 38 in) Provenance: Galerie Thierry Mercier; from whom purchased by Mallett, 2010 (cost price: £25,364) Literature: The studio , vol L, July 1910, p. 149. The studio in Studio talk vol 50 issue 209 august 1910 page 222 Edith Gunther (b.1887) was for a short period a pupil of William Orpen and was represented by the Chenil Galleries on the Kings Road, London. She was greatly influenced by Orpen s work and the directorship of the gallery by Orpen s borther-in-law. Edith was the daughter of Charles Gunther, the chairman of the parent company of OXO. She married a fellow artist Hubert Alexander who was a member of the Cranbrook Colony. The artist s work was exhibited at the NEAC. IMPORTANT: This lot is sold subject to Artists Resale Rights, details of which can be found in our Terms and Conditions.

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Photograph album

Lot 92: Photograph album "H.M. Yacht Victoria and Albert"

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March 20, 2015, 2:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £150 - £200

Description: Photograph album "H.M. Yacht Victoria and Albert", original leather cloth with gilt borders and lettering, spine with raised bands, marbled endpapers, gilt page edges, containing 31 black and white landscape photographs of members of the English Royal family with guests, Royal Household staff and crew aboard the royal yachts Victoria and Albert III (photographs from 1921 to 1938) and Britannia (photographs from 1954 to 1960), ink captions listing the sitters and locations in ink, also including one photograph of the yacht Britannia while sailing and two photographs of the same vessel during its construction; wear to cover corners and extremities of spine, raised bands partly rubbed, browning to paper, water staining to lower page margins, wear to edges, oblong folio, overall size 27 x 36.5cm. Photographs dating from 1921 to 1935 were taken off Cowes harbour. The King and Queen of England used to go to Cowes every year in August for the Regattas. It became a tradition for the Royal family to sit for a photograph with the members of the crew on the deck of the Royal yacht at the end of their stay in Cowes. 1959 photograph shows Her Majesty Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh on the deck of Britannia with U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower, when they inaugurated the St Lawrence seaway.

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Astesanus de Ast. - Summa de casibus conscientiae,

Lot 22: Astesanus de Ast. - Summa de casibus conscientiae,

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March 19, 2015, 2:00 PM GMT

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £6,000 - £8,000

Description: double column, 514 ff. (of 516, lacking blanks a1 and i10), 57 lines, Gothic type, a2 with handsome dense foliate woodcut historiated border with contemporary hand-colouring depicting the Adoration of the Magi at foot, along with various hunting and dance themed cuts to other borders, initials in red or blue, some with infills and flourished in red or purple, initial-strokes, paragraph-marks and underlining in red, occasional contemporary ink marginalia and fingerposts in an attractive hand, occasionally in red or purple ink, remains of leather tabs to outer margins of a few ff., initials on a2 rubbed, [d1] inner margin strengthened, n10 small section of lower corner torn away and with a short marginal tear at foot, water-stained at head to varying degrees, heavier and at foot also to last few ff., occasional spotting or finger-marking, a few small stains, some light browning, a few short marginal tears, antique style calf, blind-stamped panels from early binding mounted on covers, early metal clasps, rubbed, [BMC I, 261; Goff A-1166; HC 1894], folio, Cologne, Heinrich Quentell, 31 August, 1479. Astesanus de Ast was a Franciscan canon lawyer and theologian from Asti, in Piedmont. This is his major work and was written upon the assistance of Cardinal Giovanni Gaetano Orsini. This is one of three variant issues of the same date, cf. CIBN for distinction of the variant states. Provenance: Richard G.S. King (embossed armorial bookplate to front pastedown); James Christopher Fitzgerald Kenney, of Kilclogher, co. Galway, and Merrion Square, Dublin (armorial bookplate to front pastedown) .

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Jivan Ram, Raja (fl. 1825-1840) - Portrait of Lieutenant Jasper Trower, of the Bengal Horse Artillery

Lot 37: Jivan Ram, Raja (fl. 1825-1840) - Portrait of Lieutenant Jasper Trower, of the Bengal Horse Artillery

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury

March 25, 2015, 10:00 AM GMT

Newbury, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £2,000 - £3,000

Description: Oil on canvas Signed and dated Jeewun Ram 1827 lower left, with indistinct Sanskrit inscription underneath 35.5 x 31 cm. (14 x 12 1/4 in) Provenance: the Trower family; by descent to the present owner Comparative literature: William Sleeman, Rambles and Recollections , London, 1844, vol. ii, pp.285-7 J.P. Losty, Of Far Off Lands and People: Paintings from India 1783-1881 , Indar Pasricha Fine Art exh. cat., London, 1993) J.P. Losty, Indian Portraiture in the British Period , The Indian Portrait, 1850-1860', ed. by Rosemary Crill and Kapil Jariwala, National Portrait Gallery, 2010 J. P. Losty, A new portrait miniature by Jivan Ram acquired , Asian and African studies blog, British Library website, 12th January 2014 A previously unrecorded and unpublished oil painting by the Indian artist Raja Jivan Ram, whose work, miniatures and oils, are rarely available on the open market. Oil paintings by Ram are almost exclusively held in public institutions, with small collections in the British Library, London, and the Bodleian Library, Oxford. Ram is recorded in contemporary literature by William Sleeman who described him as an excellent portrait-painter, and a very honest and agreeable person, [who] was lately employed to take the Emperor's portrait ( op. cit., vol. ii, pp. 285-7). A preliminary drawing is unfortunately all that remains of the portrait described by Sleeman, but the fact that the Mughal Emperor Akbar II (1806-37) commissioned his portrait to be painted by Ram highlights the regard that the artist had with the Indian, as well as the British, elite. [The drawing is now held in the British Library s India Office and Private Papers collection, ref.: Add.Or.3167] The high regard held for Ram by his contemporaries is further shown with his appointment in the 1830s by the famous Begum Samru of Sardhana (1745-1836), whose palace was decorated with some twenty of his oil paintings ( op. cit., Losty, Jan. 2014). The European influence on Indian portrait painting, which began in the 18th century, and was continued by artists travelling and working in India such as George Chinnery (1774-1852) and Thomas Hickey (1741-1824), is clearly apparent in the portrait of Lieutenant Jasper Trower. The most comparable portrait by Ram to the present work is that of Captain Robert McMullin, which is similarly dated 1827, and may well have been executed in close succession (currently held by the British Library, ref.: F863). The sitter, Lieutenant Jasper Trower (c.1807-1845) of the Bengal Horse Artillery, later a Captain in the 7th Light Field Battery, was killed in action during the Battle of Mudki, Punjab, 1845. We have been unable to find any record for an oil painting by Raja Jivan Ram available on the open market for the last 20 years.

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A rare small English hooded wall timepiece movement and dial, Unsigned

Lot 65: A rare small English hooded wall timepiece movement and dial, Unsigned

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury

March 17, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

Newbury, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £500 - £800

Description: A rare small English hooded wall timepiece movement and dial, Unsigned, late 17th century, The single-handed short duration movement with three-wheel train and later anchor escapement set between vertical plates with fittings to take alarm to the rear, united by shaped top and bottom plates with pallet arbor pivoted between front movement plate extension and assymetric iron backcock, the brass dial with plate measuring 5 by 4 inches fitted to the movement top and bottom plate via pinned tenons, with matted centre within applied narrow silvered Roman numeral chapter ring with stylised wheatear half hour markers, (lacking alarm mechanism, hand, alarm disc, spandrels, pendulum and weights), 13.5cm (5.25ins) high. The current lot can be compared to a small hooded wall alarm timepiece with verge escapement regulated by short bob pendulum swinging to the side described and illustrated in Darken, Jeff (editor) TIME & PLACE, English Country Clocks 1600-1840 (exhibition catalogue) pages 40-41 (exhibit 8). Vacant holes to the top plate suggest that a verge escapement regulated by side-swinging pendulum was also originally fitted to the current lot. The use of brass for the frame of the movement (rather than iron), as well as the provision of an applied chapter ring and spandrel ornaments to the dial, suggest that the current lot was a possibly 'higher grade' model than the example described by Darken, although would have probably been housed in a similar simple box type case. IMPORTANT NOTES REGARDING THE CATALOGUING OF CLOCKS: Movements, dials and cases: movements and dials are described as relating to the cases in which they are housed in one of the following three ways: the case.... we are of the opinion that the movement and dial started life in the current case. in a case... we are of the opinion that the movement and dial are in a case of correct period and type (and may well be original to the movement and dial), however there is evidence to suggest that they may not have started out life together. now in a case... we are of the opinion that the movement and dial are no longer in the original case as it is not of correct period and/or type. Pendulums, weights, winding and case keys: unless specifically indicated otherwise in the catalogue description it can be assumed that all clocks with cases are sold with the requisite pendulum and correct number of weights (where appropriate), however we cannot guarantee that they are original to the clock. This excludes lantern clocks or loose movements which are more often than not offered without pendulums or weights. We do not indicate in the catalogue description whether winding or case keys are present with any specific clock. As many clocks are consigned without keys please check with the department to establish whether they are present or not prior to bidding. Condition: due to the mechanical nature of clocks and the fact that most are of great age we cannot offer any guarantee as to whether they are in working order or free from major faults or restoration. Although we endeavour to catalogue items in a fair and informed manner, omission of any comments or observations regarding the condition or originality of a clock in the description does not necessarily indicate that it is free from significant faults, restoration or is in working condition. We would strongly advise any prospective purchaser to view the item in person or request a condition report and/or further images prior to bidding. Measurements: dial measurements are given in inches, other dimensions such as height are given in centimetres and inches. The measurement given for the height of a longcase clock excludes any removable finials in order to provide an approximate minimum ceiling height in which the clock can be accommodated.

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John Frederick Herring the Elder (1795-1865) - Mr John Bowes' Mundig, Winner of the Derby Stakes at Epsom, 1835

Lot 9: John Frederick Herring the Elder (1795-1865) - Mr John Bowes' Mundig, Winner of the Derby Stakes at Epsom, 1835

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury

March 25, 2015, 10:00 AM GMT

Newbury, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £80,000 - £120,000

Description: Oil on canvas Signed and dated 1835 lower right 71 x 91 cm. (28 x 35 3/4 in) Provenance: [possibly] The Right Rev. Thomas Edward Witham, Lartington Hall; Mr Francis Somerland Silvertop, (of Minsteracres, Northumberland), Lartington Hall, circa 1897; Mr David Magnus Spence, (of Shotley Bridge), Lartington Hall, circa 1912; Norman Field Esq., M.H. of Lartington Hall, circa 1917 Anonymous sale; Thomas Agnew & Sons Ltd.; Mrs Laura Clegg of Abbey Wood, Delamere, and thence by descent until 1958; Private collection, UK. Engraved: Charles Hunt, published by S. & J. Fuller, London, 1835 [after another version] Mr John Bowes (1811-1885) won the Derby four times, the first being with Mündig in 1835, whose name means 'of age' in German; apparently in reference to Bowes' youth, who was only 24 and still at Cambridge when Mündig won the Derby. One of Mündig's claims to fame as a stallion was his exceptional savagery, and it was reported that on one occasion he ran amok and killed a man. Mündig was ridden by William "Bill" Scott, who was one of the greatest riders of his time, winning the Derby four times, the St. Leger nine times (four in succesive years) and the Oaks three times. It has been said that had he not been blind drunk he would also have won the 1846 Derby on his own horse, Sir Tatton Sykes. The horses in the present composition, in the near foreground from the left to right, are Lord Jersey's Ibrahim , Lord Warwick's Pelops , Mr J. H. Peel's Trim , Lord Orford's Ascot, Mr J. Robinson's Stockport , Duke of Cleveland's Memnon , Duke of Richmond's Elizondo , Mr R. Pettitt's Ibrahim , Mr Robert Ridsdale's Luck's All , Mr Robert Ridsdale's Coriolanus , Duke of Rutland's Florestan , Sir Gilbert Heathcote's Valentissimo , and Lord Jersey's Silenus . There are several other known versions depicting Mr John Bowes' Mundig, Winner of the Derby Stakes at Epsom, 1835 , which include a smaller painting currently held in The Doncaster Musuem and Art Gallery, a version held by the Scottish National Trust at Brodick Castle, and a larger version that was sold by Sotheby's, New York [ 'In Celebration of the English Country House', April 12, 1996, lot 56, sold for $2,250,000]. The current painting would appear to be a more refined and polished example of the Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery version, which is believed to be the painting that was engraved by Charles Hunt.

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A rare de la Rive tube electrostatic charged particle stream demonstration...

Lot 2: A rare de la Rive tube electrostatic charged particle stream demonstration...

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury

March 17, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

Newbury, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £500 - £700

Description: A rare de la Rive tube electrostatic charged particle stream demonstration vacuum tube Harvey and Peak, London, late 19th century The barrel-shaped glass body fitted with cylindrical brass collar incorporating visible electrode ring to the inside of the chamber around an insulated iron-cored electromagnetic coil insert contained within in a glass sleeve with connection terminals to top surface, the lower section with further fixed brass collar fitted with an internal brass rod electrode with small disc shaped discharge plate, the base with brass valve stamped HARVEY & PEAK over threaded collar fitted to the shallow ogee outline disc-shaped base further stamped with the maker's name above M.O.D. arrow device and the letter I, 44cm (17.25ins) high excluding connection wires; with an 'Electric Egg' electrostatic charged particle discharge gap, Harvey and Peake, late 19th century, the ovoid glass body fitted with brass top collar incorporating sliding rod electrode insert with ring terminal to exterior opposing spherical discharge surface to interior, the lower section with further collar fitted with a conforming fixed electrode, the base with brass valve stamped HARVEY & PEAK over threaded collar fitted to the shallow ogee outline disc-shaped base, minimum height 58cm (22.75ins), (2). Harvey and Peak are listed on the Science Museum website as succeeding W. Ladd and Company trading from Beak Street, London from 1884 and 56 Charing Cross, London from 1891; the company was dissolved in 1899. The 'Electric Egg' discharge gap allows a stream of charged particles to be observed in a partial vacuum with differing gasses. Sometimes referred to as a 'Newton's Egg' (presumably after the firm Newton and Company who were known to have supplied similar examples) such devices were probably initially developed by Humphry Davy who was the first to demonstrate a carbon electrode discharge arc to the Royal Institute of London in 1808, or the Swiss natural philosopher Auguste-Arthur de la Rive who proved in 1820 that arcs can also burn in a vacuum. The de la Rive tube is designed to demonstrate the effect that an electromagnetic field has on a stream of charged particles. When the electromagnet insert is connected to a power supply the particle stream can be seen to rotate in a helical pattern around the insert before discharching into the upper brass collar. The de la Rive tube is probably the earliest form of apperutus to demonstrate how a discharge stream can be manipulated by an electromagnetic field - the underlying principal that eventually led to the development cathode ray tube television screen.

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A William IV weight-driven hook-and-spike wall clock Whitehurst and Son, Derby

Lot 44: A William IV weight-driven hook-and-spike wall clock Whitehurst and Son, Derby

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury

March 17, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

Newbury, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £1,000 - £1,500

Description: A William IV weight-driven hook-and-spike wall clock Whitehurst and Son, Derby, circa 1834 The two train four pillar plated eight-day bell striking movement with anchor escapement regulated by standard fifteen-inch pendulum and stamped with serial number 4895 to backplate, the 9 inch circular white painted Roman numeral dial with gilt painted outer band, steel spade hands and signed WHITEHURST, DERBY to centre, the movement fitted with sheet metal dust covers, the rear with hanging hoop and spurs, 23cm (9ins) high. Provenance: the property of a private collector. Exhibited TIME & PLACE, English Country Clocks 1600-1840 The Antiquarian Horological Society at The Museum of the History of Science, University of Oxford, 25th November 2006 - 15th April 2007, exhibit number 68. Illustrated in Craven, Maxwell John Whitehurst of Derby page 193. John Whitehurst (I) was born in Congleton, Cheshire in 1713, he was apprenticed as a clockmaker to his father (of the same name) before setting up business in Derby in 1736 - the same year he installed a turret clock to the newly completed Guildhall. He was an accomplished maker and scientist who had a particular interest in geology. He moved to London in 1780 in order to take up position at the Royal Mint as 'Stamper of the Money Weights' as well as pursue his scientific interests. He was founder member of the Lunar Society and was elected to the Royal Society in 1783. He died in 1788 leaving the Derby clockmaking business to his nephew also called John (II) who in-turn took his son of the same name (John III) into partnership in 1809. The firm traded as 'Whitehurst & Son' until 1834 when the business reverted to just 'Whitehurst' on the death of John (II). The business continued under the Whitehurst name until the death of John (III) in 1855 when it was sold to Roskell of Liverpool who subsequently wound up operations in 1862. However a former employee, John Smith, resurrected the business which is still trading today as 'Smith of Derby'. The current lot utilises a simple but ingenious form of single-arbor countwheel warned striking which, by using pins fitted to the greatwheel (rather than slots in a countwheel) to lock the striking removes the need for the provision of overlift. This, coupled with the efficient layout of the going train (incorporating half-seconds period pendulum and chain pulley wind) exemplifies Whitehurst's approach to clockmaking which, in the case of the current lot, has resulted in a timepiece perfectly engineered for backstairs use. IMPORTANT NOTES REGARDING THE CATALOGUING OF CLOCKS: Movements, dials and cases: movements and dials are described as relating to the cases in which they are housed in one of the following three ways: the case.... we are of the opinion that the movement and dial started life in the current case. in a case... we are of the opinion that the movement and dial are in a case of correct period and type (and may well be original to the movement and dial), however there is evidence to suggest that they may not have started out life together. now in a case... we are of the opinion that the movement and dial are no longer in the original case as it is not of correct period and/or type. Pendulums, weights, winding and case keys: unless specifically indicated otherwise in the catalogue description it can be assumed that all clocks with cases are sold with the requisite pendulum and correct number of weights (where appropriate), however we cannot guarantee that they are original to the clock. This excludes lantern clocks or loose movements which are more often than not offered without pendulums or weights. We do not indicate in the catalogue description whether winding or case keys are present with any specific clock. As many clocks are consigned without keys please check with the department to establish whether they are present or not prior to bidding. Condition: due to the mechanical nature of clocks and the fact that most are of great age we cannot offer any guarantee as to whether they are in working order or free from major faults or restoration. Although we endeavour to catalogue items in a fair and informed manner, omission of any comments or observations regarding the condition or originality of a clock in the description does not necessarily indicate that it is free from significant faults, restoration or is in working condition. We would strongly advise any prospective purchaser to view the item in person or request a condition report and/or further images prior to bidding. Measurements: dial measurements are given in inches, other dimensions such as height are given in centimetres and inches. The measurement given for the height of a longcase clock excludes any removable finials in order to provide an approximate minimum ceiling height in which the clock can be accommodated.

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An early Victorian weight-driven hook-and-spike wall clock housed in a rare...

Lot 45: An early Victorian weight-driven hook-and-spike wall clock housed in a rare...

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury

March 17, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

Newbury, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £1,000 - £1,500

Description: An early Victorian weight-driven hook-and-spike wall clock housed in a rare contemporary oak floor standing 'longcase' Attributed to Whitehurst, Derby, circa 1840 The two train four pillar plated eight-day bell striking movement with anchor escapement regulated by standard fifteen-inch pendulum and stamped with serial number 6557 to backplate, the 10 inch circular white painted Roman numeral dial with gilt painted outer band, steel spade hands and now bearing signature signed WILLIS AND MAY abve feint inscription DERBY to centre, the movement previoulsy fitted with sheet metal dust covers, the rear with hanging hoop and spurs, 23cm (10ins) high; in a rare oak floor standing case, early 19th century, with ogee moulded triangular pediment above rectangular door with glazed 9 inch circular dial aperture within a square moulded surround to the fixed hood over shallow cavetto moulded throat and conforming triangular-top door flanked by canted angles to trunk, on plain plinth base with moulded skirt, 198cm (78ins) high, (2). John Whitehurst (I) was born in Congleton, Cheshire in 1713, he was apprenticed as a clockmaker to his father (of the same name) before setting up business in Derby in 1736 - the same year he installed a turret clock to the newly completed Guildhall. He was an accomplished maker and scientist who had a particular interest in geology. He moved to London in 1780 in order to take up position at the Royal Mint as 'Stamper of the Money Weights' as well as pursue his scientific interests. He was founder member of the Lunar Society and was elected to the Royal Society in 1783. He died in 1788 leaving the Derby clockmaking business to his nephew also called John (II) who in-turn took his son of the same name (John III) into partnership in 1809. The firm traded as 'Whitehurst & Son' until 1834 when the business reverted to just 'Whitehurst' on the death of John (II). The business continued under the Whitehurst name until the death of John (III) in 1855 when it was sold to Roskell of Liverpool who subsequently wound up operations in 1862. However a former employee, John Smith, resurrected the business which is still trading today as 'Smith of Derby'. The current lot utilises a simple but ingenious form of single-arbor countwheel warned striking which, by using pins fitted to the greatwheel (rather than slots in a countwheel) to lock the striking removes the need for the provision of overlift. This, coupled with the efficient layout of the going train (incorporating half-seconds pendulum and chain pulley wind) exemplifies Whitehurst's approach to clockmaking which, in the case of the current lot, has resulted in a timepiece perfectly engineered for backstairs use. The rare oak floor-standing case included in the lot appears to have been specifically supplied to house this type of clock. The hood has been made with the provision to either suspend the movement from a hook applied to a panel fitted to the backboard or rest on a seatboard slid into grooves cut within the side uprights of the trunk (this 'seatboard option' appears never to have been used). The utilitarian appearance of the case is also entirely commensurate with the clock's backstairs use. Furthermore details such as the shallow triangular pediment echoed in the top of the trunk door are the reminiscent of those seen on other early 19th century longcase clocks by the Whitehurst family, from this it is perhaps appropriate to speculate that the case may have been supplied as an 'option' to house such clocks by the Whitehurst family. IMPORTANT NOTES REGARDING THE CATALOGUING OF CLOCKS: Movements, dials and cases: movements and dials are described as relating to the cases in which they are housed in one of the following three ways: the case.... we are of the opinion that the movement and dial started life in the current case. in a case... we are of the opinion that the movement and dial are in a case of correct period and type (and may well be original to the movement and dial), however there is evidence to suggest that they may not have started out life together. now in a case... we are of the opinion that the movement and dial are no longer in the original case as it is not of correct period and/or type. Pendulums, weights, winding and case keys: unless specifically indicated otherwise in the catalogue description it can be assumed that all clocks with cases are sold with the requisite pendulum and correct number of weights (where appropriate), however we cannot guarantee that they are original to the clock. This excludes lantern clocks or loose movements which are more often than not offered without pendulums or weights. We do not indicate in the catalogue description whether winding or case keys are present with any specific clock. As many clocks are consigned without keys please check with the department to establish whether they are present or not prior to bidding. Condition: due to the mechanical nature of clocks and the fact that most are of great age we cannot offer any guarantee as to whether they are in working order or free from major faults or restoration. Although we endeavour to catalogue items in a fair and informed manner, omission of any comments or observations regarding the condition or originality of a clock in the description does not necessarily indicate that it is free from significant faults, restoration or is in working condition. We would strongly advise any prospective purchaser to view the item in person or request a condition report and/or further images prior to bidding. Measurements: dial measurements are given in inches, other dimensions such as height are given in centimetres and inches. The measurement given for the height of a longcase clock excludes any removable finials in order to provide an approximate minimum ceiling height in which the clock can be accommodated.

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A fine gilt brass giant carriage timepiece with original mahogany outer...

Lot 57: A fine gilt brass giant carriage timepiece with original mahogany outer...

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March 17, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

Newbury, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £6,000 - £8,000

Description: A fine gilt brass giant carriage timepiece with original mahogany outer travelling case Arnold and Dent, London, circa 1830 The four pillar single chain fusee movement with Harrison's maintaining power and fitted with large gilt platform underslung English lever escapement with split bimetallic balance applied with cylindrical compensating weights, the backplate with Slow/Fast regulation to the rear edge of the platform table above winding square and knurled knob labelled Set Hands over signature Arnold & Dent, LONDON to lower centre, the 3 inch circular white enamel Roman numeral dial with repeat signature ARNOLD & DENT, LONDON to centre and blued steel moon hands set within rectangular gilt mask deeply chased and engraved with foliate scrolls and canted bezel surround, the substantial bevel-glazed gilt brass case with hinged double baluster turned handle and glazed escapement aperture to the canted edge sunken 'well top' within generous cavetto moulded outer cornice over rounded corner uprights and conforming cavetto moulded skirt base fitted with rounded squab feet, the rear glass sliding downwards to allow access for winding and setting and secured with a retaining clasp to baseplate, 19cm (7.5ins) high excluding handle; with original padded baize-lined mahogany outer travelling box with remnants of leather strap handle, 23.5cm (9.25ins) high overall. Edward John Dent was a talented horologist who at the age of 17 transferred his apprenticeship from the trade of tallow chandler to watchmaking under the charge of Edward Gaudin in 1807. By 1817 he had become well known as a watch and clockmaker receiving commissions from the Admiralty for a 'Standard Astronomical Clock' and pocket chronometers for the Colonial Office Africa Expedition. In 1830 Dent went into partnership with John Roger Arnold which continued until 1840 when he left and set up business alone as E.J. Dent at 82 Strand, London, primarily making marine chronometers, watches and precision clocks. John Roger Arnold was born in 1769, the son of the famous watch and chronometer maker John Arnold. He initially trained under his father and then Abraham Louis Breguet before, in 1787, going into partnership with his father. The firm of Arnold and Son subsequently became principal suppliers of early marine chronometers to the Royal Navy and lasted until the death of John Arnold senior in 1799. John Roger Arnold continued the business, in 1817 he was appointed Master of the Clockmakers' Company and in 1821 he was credited with the invention of the 'U' shaped compensated chronometer balance. In 1830 Arnold took Edward John Dent into partnership (after the unfortunate demise of his adopted son and likely successor); the partnership lasted ten years before being dissolved leaving Arnold to work alone until his death in 1843. The current lot can be directly compared to another example by Arnold and Dent (numbered 303) illustrated and discussed in Staeger, Hans 100 Years of Precision Timekeepers from John Arnold to Arnold & Frodsham, 1763-1862 , Pages 685-8. Staeger suggests that number 303 is possibly the earliest surviving carriage clock by Arnold and Dent, however it is probably appropriate to suggest that the current lot, being unnumbered, could be earlier. The distinctive sunken 'well top' design of the case is a form favoured by Dent which can also be seen on smaller models; a related case (containing Dent number 1302) is illustrated in Allix Charles and Bonnert, Peter Carriage Clocks, Their history and development on page 256, plate IX/22. The original mahogany outer travelling box is particularly noteworthy being a rare survivor in relatively good original condition. IMPORTANT NOTES REGARDING THE CATALOGUING OF CLOCKS: Movements, dials and cases: movements and dials are described as relating to the cases in which they are housed in one of the following three ways: the case.... we are of the opinion that the movement and dial started life in the current case. in a case... we are of the opinion that the movement and dial are in a case of correct period and type (and may well be original to the movement and dial), however there is evidence to suggest that they may not have started out life together. now in a case... we are of the opinion that the movement and dial are no longer in the original case as it is not of correct period and/or type. Pendulums, weights, winding and case keys: unless specifically indicated otherwise in the catalogue description it can be assumed that all clocks with cases are sold with the requisite pendulum and correct number of weights (where appropriate), however we cannot guarantee that they are original to the clock. This excludes lantern clocks or loose movements which are more often than not offered without pendulums or weights. We do not indicate in the catalogue description whether winding or case keys are present with any specific clock. As many clocks are consigned without keys please check with the department to establish whether they are present or not prior to bidding. Condition: due to the mechanical nature of clocks and the fact that most are of great age we cannot offer any guarantee as to whether they are in working order or free from major faults or restoration. Although we endeavour to catalogue items in a fair and informed manner, omission of any comments or observations regarding the condition or originality of a clock in the description does not necessarily indicate that it is free from significant faults, restoration or is in working condition. We would strongly advise any prospective purchaser to view the item in person or request a condition report and/or further images prior to bidding. Measurements: dial measurements are given in inches, other dimensions such as height are given in centimetres and inches. The measurement given for the height of a longcase clock excludes any removable finials in order to provide an approximate minimum ceiling height in which the clock can be accommodated.

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A rare small English iron framed hooded wall timepiece with alarm Unsigned

Lot 64: A rare small English iron framed hooded wall timepiece with alarm Unsigned

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March 17, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

Newbury, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £2,500 - £3,500

Description: A rare small English iron framed hooded wall timepiece with alarm Unsigned, dated 1707 The single-handed short duration movement with three-wheel train and verge escapement regulated by short side-swinging bob pendulum with pallet arbor pivoted within transverse iron armature mounted above the top plate, the alarm train set behind the going train with vertical hammer arbor fitted to the inside of the rear movement bar sounding on a bell mounted on top of the case, the iron strip frame constructed with central pivot bar riveted to the narrow horizontal top and bottom plates each terminating with pinned tenons to take the dial plate and movement front and back bars, the rectangular brass dial measuring 6.5 by 4.75 inches with alarm disc and single iron hand to centre within engraved Roman numeral chapter ring with cruciform half hour markers, the rear of the dial with engraved date 1707, now in a simple mahogany wall hung box case with open front, removeable top panel and incorporating movement mounting hook and original bell secured to the arched case backboard pierced for hanging at the top, (lacking passing strike and weights), 28cm (11ins) high overall. The current lot can be directly compared to a small hooded wall alarm timepiece with verge escapement regulated by short bob pendulum swinging to the side described and illustrated in Darken, Jeff (editor) TIME & PLACE, English Country Clocks 1600-1840 (exhibition catalogue) pages 40-41 (exhibit 8). This movement is similarly constructed to the current lot with detail differences confined to the truncated rear movement bar (full height on the current lot), the provision of two brass cocks for the pallet arbor pivots and no passing strike. Another related but later clock by John Coates of Cirencester is also illustrated in TIME & PLACE (pages 164-5), this shares the same basic frame construction with the current lot but has inherent later features such as anchor escapement and conventional dial configuration. Although conceived as a relatively modest wall alarm clock (probably intended for ºckstairs' use) the current lot is well made with neatly forged strip frame, precise wheel work and refinements such steel tips to the passing strike lifting starwheel. The movement has also survived in fine original condition with the only significant fault being the loss of the passing strike hammer and arbor. IMPORTANT NOTES REGARDING THE CATALOGUING OF CLOCKS: Movements, dials and cases: movements and dials are described as relating to the cases in which they are housed in one of the following three ways: the case.... we are of the opinion that the movement and dial started life in the current case. in a case... we are of the opinion that the movement and dial are in a case of correct period and type (and may well be original to the movement and dial), however there is evidence to suggest that they may not have started out life together. now in a case... we are of the opinion that the movement and dial are no longer in the original case as it is not of correct period and/or type. Pendulums, weights, winding and case keys: unless specifically indicated otherwise in the catalogue description it can be assumed that all clocks with cases are sold with the requisite pendulum and correct number of weights (where appropriate), however we cannot guarantee that they are original to the clock. This excludes lantern clocks or loose movements which are more often than not offered without pendulums or weights. We do not indicate in the catalogue description whether winding or case keys are present with any specific clock. As many clocks are consigned without keys please check with the department to establish whether they are present or not prior to bidding. Condition: due to the mechanical nature of clocks and the fact that most are of great age we cannot offer any guarantee as to whether they are in working order or free from major faults or restoration. Although we endeavour to catalogue items in a fair and informed manner, omission of any comments or observations regarding the condition or originality of a clock in the description does not necessarily indicate that it is free from significant faults, restoration or is in working condition. We would strongly advise any prospective purchaser to view the item in person or request a condition report and/or further images prior to bidding. Measurements: dial measurements are given in inches, other dimensions such as height are given in centimetres and inches. The measurement given for the height of a longcase clock excludes any removable finials in order to provide an approximate minimum ceiling height in which the clock can be accommodated.

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A fine Victorian engraved gilt brass hump-back carriage clock with...

Lot 58: A fine Victorian engraved gilt brass hump-back carriage clock with...

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury

March 17, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

Newbury, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £4,000 - £6,000

Description: A fine Victorian engraved gilt brass hump-back carriage clock with push-button repeat and original black marble inset stand Probably by Thomas Cole for retail by Edward Biven, London, circa 1845 The rectangular two train going barrel movement with four plain pillars pinned through the backplate, five-spoke wheel crossings and rear winding, the four-wheel going train regulated by horizontal gilt platform ratchet tooth lever escapement with sprung steel three-arm balance mounted above the plates, the strike train devised without warning and with push-button repeat sounding on a gong mounted on the movement backplate, the arched silvered brass dial finely engraved with intense asymmetric foliate scrolls on a horizontal hatched ground to centre and with fine blued steel fleur-de-lys hands within a 3.25 inch Gothic Roman numeral chapter ring inscribed EDWARD BIVEN, KING WILLIAM STREET CITY either side of the XII numeral and with narrow outer minute track, the borders overlaid with a shaped gilt brass mask surround further engraved with conforming leafy trails and incorporating inset shaped silvered reserve featuring a single elaborate floral spray to lower margin, the arched case with bevelled front glass secured within repeating leaf decorated bezel plate by screws to a one-piece casting engraved with continuous large scale bird inhabited floral trail to top and sides and fitted with unusual two-piece hinged interlocking carrying handle, the sides with applied repeating leaf decorated skirts at the base, the back with one-piece frosted gilt plate fitted with shuttered winding holes and FAST/SLOW regulation within impressive engraved trophy panel incorporating quiver of arrows, bow, tambourine and a nesting bird, on shaped bracket feet, 17cm (6.75ins) high with handle folded; with original stand with rectangular cavetto moulded black marble insert to gilt floral trail engraved canted skirt, 24cm (9.5ins) high overall with handle raised. Edward Biven does not appear in usual reference works however he his recorded in The London Gazette as watch maker and jeweller of 64 Great William Street as having bankruptcy proceedings filed against him April 8th 1854. The life and work of Thomas Cole is extensively documented in Hawkins, J.B. THOMAS COLE & VICTORIAN CLOCKMAKING. Thomas Cole was born in Nether Stowey, Somerset in 1800. His father, Thomas senior, was a local clockmaker who is now known to have moved his family to Taunton in around 1815; he was a talented maker who probably taught both Thomas and his older brother, James Ferguson, the clockmaking trade. By 1821 James Ferguson had moved to London and filed a Patent for a pivoted detent escapement, by 1823 he was working from New Bond Street where he was joined by his younger brother, Thomas. Over the next twelve years the two brothers worked alongside each other and produced a series of highly complicated silver 'humpback' carriage clocks very much in the manner of Abraham Louis Breguet (leading some to speculate a connection between Breguet and the Cole brothers). The brothers then went their separate ways with James Ferguson going on to explore his technical abilities later developing a series of escapement designs including a 'resilient' lever escapement (1830), a 'double rotary' escapement (1840), a detached escapement calliper (1849) and an escapement with negative diameter (1859). Thomas Cole sought to specialise in small decorative timepieces of the highest quality. By 1845 he was advertising himself as a Þsigner and maker of ornamental clocks' and in 1851 submitted examples for display at the Great Exhibition, both under his name, and on the stands of other leading retailers such as Hunt & Roskel and Hancocks. He then went on to exhibit at the Paris Exhibition of 1855 where his entry warranted an 'Honourable Mention', and again at the British International Exhibition in 1862 where he was awarded a medal for 'Excellence of taste and design'. Thomas Cole was elected to the Royal Society of Arts in June 1861; he died three years later of typhoid fever, at his home at 1 Westbourne Park Road, Paddington, leaving his second wife Charlotte and their three children (two boys and one girl). The originality and inventiveness of design coupled with the exceptional quality of finish ensured an enduring popularity for Thomas Cole's work, mainly from the rising Nouveau Riche class of Victorians made wealthy from the Industrial Revolution. Other than the retailer's signature the current lot appears to be unsigned and unnumbered however both the movement and case do possess features which would strongly support an attribution to Thomas Cole. These include the movement having going barrels rather than fusees for motive power, five-spoke wheel crossings and regulation by relatively standard form of non-compensated lever escapement. The strike train operates without warning - an important detail which is typical of Cole's work. The case utilises a very precise one-piece principal casting (again typical for Cole) which is then inset with a dial plate layered with pierced fretwork finely engraved with foliate motifs on a horizontally hatched ground to stunning decorative effect. The numerals, minute track and retail signature to the chapter ring are painted rather than engraved, which although may seem a little illogical bearing in mind the amount of engraved decoration elswhere, is entirely commensurate with Cole's work (as are the finely worked blued steel hands). The two-piece interlocking handle to the top of the case is a delight and would again suggest Cole's input as would the provision of a separate stand for the clock. The lack of serial number or concealed signature by Cole may suggest that the current lot is a relatively early example (made prior to 1846/7 when Cole started numbering his clocks) which was supplied direct to Edward Biven. This possibility is entirely commensurate with Cole's initial working practices with a large proportion of his output being supplied direct to retailers. The very rare 'hump-back' shape of the clock is notable in that this form harks back to the magnificent complex carriage clocks made by his brother James Ferguson Cole a couple of decades earlier. A related 'hump-back' carriage clock of the same dimensions attributed to Thomas Cole was sold on 14th December 2013 by Vickers and Hoad of Sydney for a hammer price of $15,000 AUD. IMPORTANT NOTES REGARDING THE CATALOGUING OF CLOCKS: Movements, dials and cases: movements and dials are described as relating to the cases in which they are housed in one of the following three ways: the case.... we are of the opinion that the movement and dial started life in the current case. in a case... we are of the opinion that the movement and dial are in a case of correct period and type (and may well be original to the movement and dial), however there is evidence to suggest that they may not have started out life together. now in a case... we are of the opinion that the movement and dial are no longer in the original case as it is not of correct period and/or type. Pendulums, weights, winding and case keys: unless specifically indicated otherwise in the catalogue description it can be assumed that all clocks with cases are sold with the requisite pendulum and correct number of weights (where appropriate), however we cannot guarantee that they are original to the clock. This excludes lantern clocks or loose movements which are more often than not offered without pendulums or weights. We do not indicate in the catalogue description whether winding or case keys are present with any specific clock. As many clocks are consigned without keys please check with the department to establish whether they are present or not prior to bidding. Condition: due to the mechanical nature of clocks and the fact that most are of great age we cannot offer any guarantee as to whether they are in working order or free from major faults or restoration. Although we endeavour to catalogue items in a fair and informed manner, omission of any comments or observations regarding the condition or originality of a clock in the description does not necessarily indicate that it is free from significant faults, restoration or is in working condition. We would strongly advise any prospective purchaser to view the item in person or request a condition report and/or further images prior to bidding. Measurements: dial measurements are given in inches, other dimensions such as height are given in centimetres and inches. The measurement given for the height of a longcase clock excludes any removable finials in order to provide an approximate minimum ceiling height in which the clock can be accommodated.

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A fine James II gilt brass mounted ebony small basket top table timepiece...

Lot 88: A fine James II gilt brass mounted ebony small basket top table timepiece...

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury

March 17, 2015, 1:00 PM GMT

Newbury, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £12,000 - £18,000

Description: A fine James II gilt brass mounted ebony small basket top table timepiece with silent-pull quarter-repeat on two bells Henry Jones, London, circa 1685-90 The seven finned and knopped pillar movement with verge escapement regulated by short bob pendulum and silent-pull quarter-repeat sounding the hours and quarters on two bells mounted above the plates, the single line-bordered symmetrical foliate scroll and tulip bud engraved backplate signed Henry Jones, in the Temple to a leafy scroll bordered cartouche to centre, the 6.125 inch square brass dial with single winding hole to the finely matted centre within applied silvered Roman numeral chapter ring with squat stylised fleur-de-lys half hour markers and Arabic five minutes within the narrow outer minute track, with pierced steel hands and winged cherub mask cast brass spandrels to angles, the ebony veneered case with hinged tied floral bud, bird's head and dolphin cast handle to the foliate pierced domed ºsket' caddy surmount decorated with cherub masks, Ho-Ho birds and floral swags flanked by figural terms to angles over ogee cornice top moulding and glazed front door applied with gilt foliate scroll mounts to jambs, the sides with conforming rectangular windows beneath lozenge-shaped repousse brass sound frets centred with cherub mask motifs, the rear with further rectangular glazed door set within the frame of the case, the base with shallow ogee moulded skirt over brass disc feet, 32cm (12.5ins) high excluding handle. Henry Jones is an important maker who is recorded in Loomes, Brian Clockmakers of Britain 1286-1700 as born to William Jones at Boulder, Hampshire in 1634. He was apprenticed to Edward East in August 1654 gaining his Freedom of the Clockmakers' Company in July 1663. Jones is thought to have initially worked as journeyman to Edward East before setting up on his own in the Inner Temple, London by 1772. In 1775 he is recorded as 'in Inner Temple Lane' prior to being appointed as an Assistant of the Clockmakers' Company the following year. Henry Jones was subsequently made a Warden in 1687 and finally served as Master of the Company in 1691. Amongst his many apprentices were Francis Robinson (freed 1707) and two of his sons, Henry (freed April 1678) and William (not freed). In 1692 Jones gave the Clockmakers' Company £100 'for the use of the poor'; he died in 1694 leaving his workshop in the hands of his widow, Hannah, who is known to have supplied clocks signed in her name. The current lot is designed to sound the hours and quarters on two bells only on demand. This form of quarter repeat mechanism is thought to have been devised for night-time use in the bedroom; whilst striking clocks with quarter repeat facility were generally intended to be utilised downstairs during the day and upstairs at night. As a consequence 'silent-pull' quarter repeating timepieces are rarer as the original owner have to have been extremely wealthy to afford a timepiece reserved exclusively for use in the bed chamber. The design of the repeat mechanism used in the current lot is essentially based on the system used by Joseph Knibb as described and illustrated in Allix, Charles and Harvey, Laurence HOBSON'S CHOICE pages 36-7. The design and execution of the engraved decoration to the backplate of the current lot can be very closely compared to that of the only known table clock by Peter Knibb which is illustrated in Lee, Ronald A. The Knibb Family, Clockmakers page 129, plate 139. Lee also illustrates (on the preceding page, plate 138) another closely related backplate for a clock by John Knibb, Oxford and notes that both have internal rack striking, which would suggest that each date from the mid 1680's. The dial, with its distinctive relatively strong concentric engraving and squat fleur-de-lys half hour markers to the chapter ring, is typical of the work of Henry Jones; whilst the form of the case appears relatively early and can be compared to an example housing a movement by William Cattell dating to around 1680 illustrated in Dawson, Percy G., Drover, C.B. and Parkes D.W. Early English Clocks page 423, plate 438. The presence of additional upper lozenge-shaped frets to the sides of the current lot however are a feature normally associated with slightly later examples, hence would probably suggest a date of closer to 1690 for the current lot. IMPORTANT NOTES REGARDING THE CATALOGUING OF CLOCKS: Movements, dials and cases: movements and dials are described as relating to the cases in which they are housed in one of the following three ways: the case.... we are of the opinion that the movement and dial started life in the current case. in a case... we are of the opinion that the movement and dial are in a case of correct period and type (and may well be original to the movement and dial), however there is evidence to suggest that they may not have started out life together. now in a case... we are of the opinion that the movement and dial are no longer in the original case as it is not of correct period and/or type. Pendulums, weights, winding and case keys: unless specifically indicated otherwise in the catalogue description it can be assumed that all clocks with cases are sold with the requisite pendulum and correct number of weights (where appropriate), however we cannot guarantee that they are original to the clock. This excludes lantern clocks or loose movements which are more often than not offered without pendulums or weights. We do not indicate in the catalogue description whether winding or case keys are present with any specific clock. As many clocks are consigned without keys please check with the department to establish whether they are present or not prior to bidding. Condition: due to the mechanical nature of clocks and the fact that most are of great age we cannot offer any guarantee as to whether they are in working order or free from major faults or restoration. Although we endeavour to catalogue items in a fair and informed manner, omission of any comments or observations regarding the condition or originality of a clock in the description does not necessarily indicate that it is free from significant faults, restoration or is in working condition. We would strongly advise any prospective purchaser to view the item in person or request a condition report and/or further images prior to bidding. Measurements: dial measurements are given in inches, other dimensions such as height are given in centimetres and inches. The measurement given for the height of a longcase clock excludes any removable finials in order to provide an approximate minimum ceiling height in which the clock can be accommodated.

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