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Eighteen pottery carpet bowls, 19th century, probably Sunderland Pottery

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September 16, 2015, 10:00 AM BST

Newbury, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £300 - £500

Description: Eighteen pottery carpet bowls, 19th century, probably Sunderland Pottery, with sponged and cross-hatched markings, 8.5cm diam and smaller

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A fine and rare George II gilt brass mounted burr walnut table clock Robert...

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September 15, 2015, 1:00 PM BST

Newbury, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £10,000 - £15,000

Description: A fine and rare George II gilt brass mounted burr walnut table clock Robert Higgs, London, circa 1750 The six pillar twin chain fusee bell striking movement with verge escapement regulated by small lenticular bob pendulum incorporating rise/fall regulation to the suspension and leafy foliate scroll engraved backplate signed Robert Higgs, London to a central cartouche, the 7 inch brass break-arch dial with shaped silvered maker's nameplate engraved Robert Higgs, London beneath false bob aperture to the finely matted centre within applied silvered Roman numeral chapter ring with Arabic five minutes to outer track, the lower angles applied with female mask and foliate scroll cast spandrel mounts, the upper angles incorporating subsidiary silvered Adelantar/Atrafar and Tocar/Silencio selection dials beneath arch with further calendar ring enclosing a matted centre and flanked by conforming Indian head cast mounts, the impressive burr walnut veneered inverted bell top case capped with ball and spire finial to the scroll-outline upstand over gilt brass upper moulding and four further gilt finials to superstructure, the front with further gilt brass principal top moulding above door applied with gilt half-round raised borders to the dial aperture and upper quadrant frets flanked by canted angles adorned with fine female caryatid and tied rose drapery cast mounts, the sides with generous hinged brass handles over circular and concave-topped glazed apertures with raised gilt brass surrounds, the rear matching the front with caryatids to angles, on gilt cavetto moulded shallow skirt base with generous cast squab feet, 51cm (20ins) excluding top finial; 56cm (22ins) high overall. Robert Higgs is recorded in Baillie, G.H. Watchmakers & Clockmakers of the World as apprenticed in 1743 and gaining his Freedom of the Clockmaker's Company in 1750. He worked from Sweetings Alley and took his brother Peter into partnership in 1770. James Evans is recorded by Baillie as also working from Sweetings Alley from 1773. In 1775 he went into partnership with Robert and Peter Higgs; the firm subsequently moved to Exchange Alley and continued in business until around 1825. The partnership of Higgs and James Evans specialised in producing clocks for the export market - particularly to Spain hence a significant proportion of surviving examples being annotated and signed in Spanish. The current lot is a particularly impressive model with fine quality burr walnut veneers and crisply cast fire-gilt brass mounts echoing the work of the finest makers of the period such as John Ellicott. Walnut veneered table clocks from this period are notably rare. The possible reasons for this are given by Richard Barder in The Georgian Bracket Clock (pages 50-51) where it is suggested that the general shortage of walnut after the harsh winter of 1709 meant that veneers were mainly reserved for the best pieces of furniture or high-status longcase clocks. Table clocks being relatively small objects suited the use of ebony or ebonised finishes better (with the brass and silvered finishes of the dial and mounts creating a pleasing 'contrast' with the black finish) thus the fashion for black veneers probably persisted out of necessity until figured mahogany veneers became accessible/fashionable (from the 1760's). The current lot can be stylistically dated very close to 1750 hence would have been one of the first clocks made by Robert Higgs after he gained his freedom of the Clockmakers' Company. Interestingly the two subsidiary dials within the upper spandrels areas are annotated in Spanish indicating that the clock was supplied to an Iberian client. However the signature to both the dial and backplate are written in their English form which perhaps suggests that the clock was possibly originally made for the domestic market but ended up being exported to Spain. The fact that the clock was supplied for export to Spain indicates that Robert Higgs was forming

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A pair of Sunderland lustre plaques, possibly Low Ford Pottery

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September 16, 2015, 10:00 AM BST

Newbury, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £100 - £150

Description: A pair of Sunderland lustre plaques, possibly Low Ford Pottery, mid 19th century, printed in black and painted in colours with rural scenes, 20cm x 25.5cm

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GEORGE IV, KING - Ink signature possibly clipped from the head of a document; laid...

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September 4, 2015, 2:00 PM BST

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £100 - £200

Description: Ink signature ("George R") possibly clipped from the head of a document; laid down to a 11 x 15.5cm piece of paper, some yellowing .

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An Anglo-Indian horn veneered sandalwood sewing casket, circa 1830

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September 16, 2015, 10:00 AM BST

Newbury, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £200 - £300

Description: An Anglo-Indian horn veneered sandalwood sewing casket, circa 1830, of rectangular form, the hinged pyramidal cover, front, back and sides all lobed with applied horn sections, the fitted interior with compartments and ivory fittings, 13cm high, 20cm wide

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A Continental sculpted and stained wood model of a saint, possibly Saint Joseph

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September 16, 2015, 10:00 AM BST

Newbury, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £500 - £800

Description: A Continental sculpted and stained wood model of a saint, possibly Saint Joseph, 17th century, portrayed robed and standing, with crossed timbers held under his right arm, (lacking forearms and right foot), on a later associated rectangular wood base with fabric covering, 62.5cm high overall

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P.Villeneuve (fl.1810-1820) - A pair of portraits, possibly husband and wife

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September 16, 2015, 10:00 AM BST

Newbury, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £150 - £200

Description: Watercolour over graphite, heightened with white One signed and dated 1819 Oval, each c. 37 x 28 cm. (14 1/2 x 11 in), (2)

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A Continental hard paste porcelain plate with Nyon mark , possibly Limoges

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September 16, 2015, 10:00 AM BST

Newbury, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £80 - £120

Description: A Continental hard paste porcelain plate with Nyon mark , possibly Limoges, late 19th century, the centre decorated in puce with a vignette of putti, within an elaborate gilt border painted with panels of flowers, 19.5cm diameter, underglaze blue fish mark; and a Continental hard paste porcelain plate in the Chelsea style, late 19th century, 25cm diameter

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A very rare mahogany electric longcase timepiece Unsigned but possibly by...

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September 15, 2015, 1:00 PM BST

Newbury, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £1,200 - £1,800

Description: A very rare mahogany electric longcase timepiece Unsigned but possibly by The Reason Manufacturing Company, Brighton, to a design by Murday, circa 1908 The four pillar movement enclosing solid minute wheel and crossed-out motionwork driven by a four-division stepped cam mounted behind the movement alternately pulled and shunted by a sprung two-arm armature connected to the long pendulum crutch suspended via independent pivot above the movement and incorporating electromagnetic coil Hipp-toggle switchgear at the base, the long steel-rod pendulum suspended from a substantial 'A' frame behind the movement and with iron bar supporting twin cylindrical brass bobs over a fixed electromagnetic two-part impulse coil at the base, the 12 by 13.75 inch rectangular brass dial with subsidiary seconds dial to the fine foliate scroll engraved centre within applied silvered Roman numeral chapter ring with Arabic five minutes to outer track, with scroll pierced steel hands and fine overlaid foliate scroll pierced and engraved decoration to upper and lower margins, the swan neck pedimented case with complex cornice mouldings over rectangular glazed hinged dial aperture and fielded panels to sides, the trunk with ogee moulded cornice over full-width rectangular glazed door inset with ogee fillet mouldings, on plinth base fronted with a fielded panel over a moulded skirt, 215cm (84.5ins) high. The design of the current lot can be compared to that of an electric pendulum mantel clock patented by Thomas John Murday in 1908 and manufactured by the Reason Manufacturing Company Limited, Brighton illustrated in Shenton, Alan and Rita THE PRICE GUIDE TO CLOCKS 1840-1940 on page 416 (figure 243). Another related mantel timepiece was sold at Sotheby's New York MASTERPIECES FROM THE TIME MUSEUM PART FOUR, VOLUME III on 14th October 2004 for $2,040. Such mantel timepieces are particularly rare as Murday soon went on to develop models using balance wheel regulation for which he obtained another patent in 1910. The current lot may be unique and is offered with file of correspondence which includes an old photograph of probably the same clock (or possibly an identical second example).

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A Henry Loveridge & Co. Wolverhampton large papier mache tray, mid 19th century

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September 16, 2015, 10:00 AM BST

Newbury, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £400 - £600

Description: A Henry Loveridge & Co. Wolverhampton large papier mache tray, mid 19th century, painted with honeysuckle and camellia with a bee, within a gilt Vitruvian scroll border, 55cm x 73cm, etched factory marks, CLUB FINE trade name and indistinct registration lozenge possibly for 1842

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A George III cased set of thirty-four commemorative medallions

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September 16, 2015, 10:00 AM BST

Newbury, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £200 - £300

Description: A George III cased set of thirty-four commemorative medallions, last quarter 18th century, in wax or possibly plaster, coloured to resemble bronze, depicting busts of monarchs and military leaders and representations of sculptural memorials, framed and glazed, the case 28 x 37cm

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A large and unusual English pottery model of a Macaw, circa 1870

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September 16, 2015, 10:00 AM BST

Newbury, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £1,000 - £1,500

Description: A large and unusual English pottery model of a Macaw, circa 1870, possibly Copeland, brightly coloured in yellow, blue, green and turquoise, perched upon a large brass hoop, the macaw 71cm high, 89cm overall height

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English Electric 'Lightning' : a fine silver-plated desk-top static model of...

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September 23, 2015, 10:00 AM BST

Newbury, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £150 - £200

Description: English Electric 'Lightning' : a fine silver-plated desk-top static model of a Mk.3 'Lightning'; together with four fine original air-air photographs, possibly by Charles E. Braun of the 'Lightning' PIB XA 847 from the English Electric archive, each image 15 1/2 in. x 19 1/4 in.

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Wales.- Campion (George Bryant) - Welsh Costumes,

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September 17, 2015, 11:00 AM BST

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £250 - £350

Description: plates 5, 6, 9 and 10 from the rare series, original hand-coloured lithographs on grey tinted paper, each c.265 x 358mm., three trimmed close at foot with possible loss of titles, [not in Abbey], Ackermann, 1836 (4)

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A fine Germanic gilt brass hexagonal horizontal striking table clock Signed...

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September 15, 2015, 1:00 PM BST

Newbury, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £4,000 - £6,000

Description: A fine Germanic gilt brass hexagonal horizontal striking table clock Signed for 'Marquick', London, early 18th century The hexagonal twin fusee movement with five double baluster finned pillars pinned through the backplate, verge escapement regulated by sprung three-arm balance with Tompion type regulation and rack hour striking sounding on a bell mounted beneath the movement, the backplate with fine large symmetric foliate scroll pierced balance bridge over silvered regulation disc within extensive conforming applied gilt infill opposing signature Markwick, London, the dial with two floral scroll bordered cartouches engraved Marquick, London to the matted centre within silver champleve Roman numeral chapter ring with lozenge half hour markers and Arabic cartouche five minute numerals to outer track incorporating S/N strike/silent switch at twelve o'clock, the angles of the hexagon engraved with delicate leaf infill, the case with cushion top mouldings above shaped side glasses and leafy mounts to angles over cavetto moulded base fitted with hinged bottom panel incorporating the bell secured by a strap and three later rococo scroll cast and pierced feet, 13.5cm (5.25ins) wide approx.; 12cm (4.75ins) high. The engraved name Marquick on the current lot appears to be a misspelling of Markwick. James Markwick senior is recorded in Loomes, Brian Clockmakers of Britain 1286-1700 as apprenticed in 1756 to Edmund Gilpin (through Richard Taylor); he initially worked at Croydon before returning to London where he gained his freedom of the Clockmakers' Company in 1666. In 1673 he took-over the former business of Samuel Betts at behind the Royal Exchange. Markwick had a turbulent relationship with the Clockmakers' Company - in 1676 he was fined for abuse of the Master at the Steward's feast and was often reprimanded for not attending court. James Markwick junior was born in Croydon in 1662 and was apprenticed to his father gaining his freedom (by patrimony) in 1692. He initially went into partnership with his father before gaining outright control of the business on the latter's retirement to Pevensey in Sussex in around 1700 (where he subsequently died in 1716). In around 1710-15 James Markwick junior went into partnership with Robert Markham which lasted until the former's death in 1730. The business was subsequently continued by Markham and his successors and specialised in producing clocks and watches for export to the Middle East. The general form of the current is typical of comparable examples produced in Germany and other central European centres such as Gdansk during the first quarter of the 18th century. However the design and finish of the balance bridge is of a quality that may indicate that the clock was finished in London. This possibility is further supported by the design of the chapter ring which is distinctly 'English' in its detailing. From this it is perhaps appropriate to speculate that the current lot may have been acquired in a partially unfinished state from a central European workshop by Markwick, who then subsequently finished it for retail to a domestic English purchaser. Bearing this possibility in mind it is likely that the misspelling of Markwick's name was deliberate as it would allow him to 'distance' himself a from the clock if need be (as signing of an import as one's own work would have been frowned upon by the Clockmakers' Company).

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A Queen Anne brass lantern clock John Michell, Chardstock

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September 15, 2015, 1:00 PM BST

Newbury, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £800 - £1,200

Description: A Queen Anne brass lantern clock John Michell, Chardstock, early 18th century The posted countwheel bell-striking movement with anchor escapement regulated by seconds pendulum swinging outside of the frame clock to the rear, the matted dial with ringed centre and iron hand within applied Roman numeral chapter ring with stylised fleur-de-lys half hour markers and signed Jo. Michell, Chardstock to lower edge, the angles engraved with stylised poppy blooms, the frame with column turned corner posts and integral ball feet, the bell now supported on an iron stand (unrestored, lacking frets, finials, bell bearer, side doors, top finial, backplate, pendulum and weight) 35cm (13.75ins) high. Provenance: The estate of a connoisseur collector of regional furniture, works of art and clocks. John Michell is recorded in Loomes, Brian LANTERN CLOCKS & Their Makers as believed have been born in 1669 and married in 1687 to Elizabeth Marks. He lived in Chardstock at least from 1687 until his death in 1733 when he was succeeded by his son-in-law Thomas Drayton. Loomes illustrates two lantern clocks and a 'hybrid' posted frame clock by Michell (pages 202-4 figs. 12.14 to 12.24) all of which have matted dials with ringed centres and engraved decoration to angles. The first utilises the same pattern of frame casting as used by Thomas Veale of Chew Stoke for lot 184. This suggests that Michell 'bought-in' his castings from the Bristol/Chew Valley area. Indeed this possibility is further supported by the fact that the current lot appears to employ the alternative 'London style' frame castings as used by various Bristol makers from the late 1670's until around 1710 (see Loomes page 181, fig. 10.48 for a clock by John London of Bristol which employs the same pattern of frame castings). The fact that the current lot was made using a well known pattern of frame should make correct re-instatement of the missing finials etc. possible. The movement of the current lot also exhibits details sometimes seen on clocks by the Chew Valley makers. For example the movement bars are secured at the top via pins against lugs riveted to the underside of the top plate (rather than via slots cut in to the plate itself) whilst at the bottom the bars are cut with key-hole shaped apertures - presumably to allow a degree of adjustability.

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An interesting George III silver pair-cased pocket watch William Frodsham

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September 15, 2015, 1:00 PM BST

Newbury, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £400 - £600

Description: An interesting George III silver pair-cased pocket watch William Frodsham, London, 1783 The gilt full plate single fusee movement with, four square baluster pillars pinned through the backplate, scroll-pierced stop-iron block, verge escapement with rare jewelled crown wheel pivot and sprung three-arm balance with Tompion type regulation, the backplate with fine asymmetric foliate scroll pierced balance bridge fitted with screwed diamond endstone over silvered regulation disc within applied gilt infill incorporating signature W'm Frodsham, London and serial number 1175 engraved onto a scrolling banner within a matted field, the white enamel Roman numeral dial with repeat signature to centre, Arabic five minutes to outer track and later blued steel moon hands, the plain silver inner case fitted with convex glass, suspension post and marked for London 1783 maker EL , the outer case apparently unmarked with push-button clasp and engraved monogram dated 1796 to verso (both cases formerly gilt), the pillar plate 35mm (1.375ins approx.) diameter, the outer case 51 mm (2ins) diameter overall. William Frodsham senior is recorded in Baillie, G.H. Watchmakers & Clockmakers of the World as born 1728, free of the Clockmakers' Company in 1781 and died 1807. He worked from 12 Kingsgate Street, Red Lion Square, London and was appointed as one of the 'Experts' to assess Harrison's and Earnshaw's marine chronometers. He is thought to have probably been a journeyman to Justin Vulliamy and worked with his son, William junior (1755-1805), from circa 1779-1805 who is believed to have been taught the art of watch jewelling by his friend Thomas Earnshaw. This friendship lead to a conflict of interest when, in 1804, Frodsham was asked by the Board of Longitude to give evidence relating to a claim for a reward by Earnshaw subsequent to the latter's development of an improved design of detached escapement. The jewelled crown wheel pivot in the current lot is a particularly rare detail which possibly reflects the maker's specific interest in this practice (acquired from Thomas Earnshaw). In addition to this detail the general layout of the backplate (incorporating a balance bridge rather than a cock) is noteworthy in that it is reminiscent of the watch made for John Harrison by John Jefferys in 1752/3 (both seem to loosely echo 18th century Dutch practice in their use of a balance bridge and regulation disc placed over the fusee barrel). It would therefore seem plausible that the maker of the current lot may have been aware of Harrison's watch to the extent that he sought to replicate superficial details in the movement. This may have been done in order to differentiate it from 'standard' models perhaps due to the intention to add an 'improvement' - the jewelling to the crown wheel pivot. This sequence of possibilities is supported by fact that Harrison also resided in red Lion Square, literally just down the road from Frodsham.

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A George III mahogany longcase regulator William Hewlett, Bristol

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September 15, 2015, 1:00 PM BST

Newbury, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £1,800 - £2,500

Description: A George III mahogany longcase regulator William Hewlett, Bristol, circa 1785 The four pillar eight-day single train movement with bolt-and-shutter maintaining power and deadbeat escapement regulated by seconds pendulum with heavy lenticular bob, the 12 inch square silvered brass dial with shuttered winding hole and signed William Hewlett, Bristol to centre beneath brass ring bordered panel incorporating sector with Roman numerals for the hours within outer sweep Arabic five minute track, the case with swan neck pediment superstructure over moulded cornice, plain frieze and glazed hinged dial aperture flanked by columns with brass caps and bases, the trunk with concave throat moulding over caddy moulded rectangular door, on plain plinth base with bracket feet, (movement with possible alteration), 209cm (82.25ins) high excluding later finial. William Hewlett is recorded in Moore, A.J. The Clockmakers of Bristol 1650-1900 as working in Bristol circa 1775-97. Evidence in the movement plates would suggest that the current lot was originally made with a subsidiary seconds dial positioned within the area now occupied by the brass ring enclosing the hour sector. This possibility is further supported by the fact that the hour sector is cut into a separate circular plate inserted into an aperture in the dial with the brass ring serving to conceal the join. Interestingly the hour disc (fitted behind the sector aperture) is made form a piece of recycled brass as the rear is engraved with a lantern clock dial centre signed for John Culliford of Bristol. The fact that the current lot was originally made to display minutes and seconds only would suggest that it served to test the timekeeping of watches, hence was probably made as the 'shop regulator' for Hewlett's own use. The conversion to show hours was probably done early in its life to make it more appropriate for subsequent usage.

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A Queen Anne eight-day longcase clock movement and dial Thomas Bell, London

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September 15, 2015, 1:00 PM BST

Newbury, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £250 - £350

Description: A Queen Anne eight-day longcase clock movement and dial Thomas Bell, London, early 18th century The five finned pillar inside countwheel bell striking movement with anchor escapement and 12 inch square brass dial with subsidiary seconds dial, ringed winding holes and herringbone border decorated calendar aperture to the rosette engraved matted centre within applied Roman numeral chapter ring with stylised fleur-de-lys half hour markers, Arabic five minutes to outer track and signed Th'o Bell, London to lower edge, the angles applied with Indian head and foliate scroll cast spandrels, (lacking pendulum and weights). Provenance: The estate of a connoisseur collector of regional furniture, works of art and clocks. Thomas Bell is recorded in Loomes, Brian Clockmakers of Britain 1286-1700 as born circa 1677, apprenticed in 1684 to Robert Halstead (later transferring to John Trubshaw) and gaining his freedom of the Clockmakers' Company in 1691. Loomes further notes that he is described 'as of St. Giles, Cripplegate' in 1724 when his son, Robert, was apprenticed to Daniel Chandler.

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A Queen Anne eight-day longcase clock movement and dial Samuel Stretch, Bristol

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September 15, 2015, 1:00 PM BST

Newbury, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £300 - £500

Description: A Queen Anne eight-day longcase clock movement and dial Samuel Stretch, Bristol, early 18th century The four finned pillar inside countwheel bell striking movement with anchor escapement and 12 inch square brass dial with subsidiary seconds dial, ringed winding holes, herringbone border engraved calendar aperture and applied silvered oval plate signed Sam'l Stretch, Bristol to the matted centre within applied silvered Roman numeral chapter ring with fleur-de-lys half hour markers and Arabic five minutes to outer track, the angles applied with Indian mask and foliate scroll cast spandrels within outer herringbone engraved border, (hands detached, no pendulum or weights). Samuel Stretch is recorded in Moore, A.J. THE CLOCKMAKERS OF BRISTOL 1650-1900 as born 1657 and became Burgess on payment of a fee of £10 on July 8th 1678. He is recorded as voting in the 1722 Parliamentary election in St. Ewen's but by 1734 he is thought to have relocated to Keynsham (approx six miles south of the city).

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A verge pocket watch movement with champleve dial James Lehcim, London

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September 15, 2015, 1:00 PM BST

Newbury, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £80 - £120

Description: A verge pocket watch movement with champleve dial James Lehcim, London, first half of the 18th century The gilt full plate single fusee verge movement with four square section baluster pillars pinned through the backplate, scroll-pierced stop-iron block and sprung three-arm steel balance with Tompion type regulation, the backplate with symmetrical foliate scroll pierced and engraved balance cock with grotesque mask at the junction of the conforming pierced foot flanked by silvered regulation disc with adjacent applied scroll pierced infill opposing signature Ja's Lehcim and serial number 470 , fitted with circular silver champleve dial with arched panel signature cartouches engraved LEHCIM, LONDON to the scroll decorated matted centre within Roman numeral chapter ring and Arabic lozenge five minute numerals to outer track, (hands lacking), the pillar plate 35mm (1.375ins) diameter. A maker with the surname 'Lehcim' appears not to be recorded however it is possible that the name has been reversed, hence a maker with the surname 'Michel' may have been responsible for the current lot.

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An unusual Victorian carved mahogany fusee dial wall timepiece with eight...

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September 15, 2015, 1:00 PM BST

Newbury, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £250 - £350

Description: An unusual Victorian carved mahogany fusee dial wall timepiece with eight inch dial Thomas Weller, Croydon, mid 19th century The four pillar single fusee movement with anchor escapement regulated by lenticular bob pendulum and 8 inch circular white painted Roman numeral dial signed T. WELLER, CROYDON to centre, with pierced blued steel hands within hinged cast brass glazed bezel incorporating angled fillet to inside edge, the case with dial surround finely carved with flowering foliage over a beehive secured via pegs behind to a simple rectangular box incorporating a door to the right hand side, the base with integral platform over pierced quadrant-shaped brackets to underside, 49cm (19.25ins) high. Thomas Weller is recorded in Loomes, Brian Watchmakers & Clockmakers of the World, Volume 2 as working in Croydon 1828-66. The carved decoration surrounding the dial of the current lot is unusual and suggests possible Masonic connections due to the incorporation of a beehive (which is emblematic of 'Industry' in Masonic iconography).

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LUPTON, JOHN - Album comprising original pencil sketches by English artist and...

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September 4, 2015, 2:00 PM BST

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £200 - £300

Description: Album comprising original pencil sketches by English artist and illustrator John Lupton and colour and black and white prints after some of his works, original sketches possibly for use in publications, one pencil sketch loosely inserted with pencil annontations "'the fateful rose'" and "caterpiller 'symbol of rebirth' 'transformation' etc", various sizes, album large 4to, c. 1980s.

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ALFRED, PRINCE - Original photograph - Maull and Fox

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September 4, 2015, 2:00 PM BST

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £1,200 - £1,800

Description: Photograph portrait by Maull & Fox of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Queen Victoria's second son and fourth child, signed in lower right margin ("Alfred") and dated 20 May 1882, signature has been written over, possibly in a modern hand, albumen print panel card, on Maull & Fox mount, some chipping to mount, age toning, 323 x 180mm., [1881] The National Portrait Gallery have an unsigned copy in their archives.

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Joseph Geldart (1808-1882) - Fribourg in the Brisgau

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September 16, 2015, 10:00 AM BST

Newbury, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £200 - £300

Description: Graphite, touches of watercolour, wash, heightened with white, on buff wove paper 18 x 26 m. (7 1/8 x 10 1/4 in) Together with Distant view of a castle in a coastal landscape, possibly Great Yarmouth , by Henry Bright (1810-1873) , graphite, heightened with white, on grey coloured paper, indistinctly inscribed lower right, 15 x 18.5 cm. (6 x 7 3/8 in), (2).

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September 17, 2015, 11:00 AM BST

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £200 - £300

Description: full-length portrait of Charles I, engraving on laid paper, possibly by Willem Jacobsz Delff, 485 x 370mm., faint old central vertical and horizontal folds, one with repaired splitting, a small area of restoration to sheet loss upper centre, with repaired nicks and tears to edges, light surface dirt and browning, Amsterdam, François van den Hoeye, c. 1631 . Rare.

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A fine small George II Anglo-German gilt brass hexagonal horizontal striking...

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September 15, 2015, 1:00 PM BST

Newbury, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £4,000 - £6,000

Description: A fine small George II Anglo-German gilt brass hexagonal horizontal striking table clock with alarm Signed for Cabrier, London, circa 1725 The hexagonal single fusee movement with four knopped and finned pillars pinned through the backplate, verge escapement regulated by sprung three-arm balance with Tompion type regulation and engraved standing barrels for the alarm and rack hour striking mechanisms sounding on the same bell mounted beneath the movement, the backplate with fine asymmetric Ho-Ho bird inhabited foliate scroll pierced balance cock incorporating conforming broad foot beside silvered regulation disc within applied gilt infill opposing signature Cabrier, London, the silver champleve dial with Arabic alarm setting dial to centre and steel beetle and poker hands within a Roman numeral chapter ring with lozenge half hour markers, arcaded minute ring and Arabic lozenge five minute numerals to outer track, the angles of the hexagon engraved with delicate floral scroll and scallop shell infill, the case with serpentine outline ogee top mouldings above scroll-border decorated cartouche side glasses and grotesque male mask mounts to angles over conforming ogee moulded shaped base fitted with hinged bottom panel incorporating the bell secured by a four-legged strap, pendant finials and three fine baroque 'C' scroll feet, (unrestored with one bent foot and two damaged side glasses) 9.5cm (3.75ins) wide; 8.2cm (3.25ins) high. Charles Cabrier senior was probably a Huguenot immigrant who is recorded in Loomes Brian CLOCKMAKERS OF BRITAIN 1286-1700 as admitted by redemption into the Clockmakers' Company in 1697/8. He is thought to have worked in Lombard Street and had a son of the same name who was apprenticed to him in 1717. Charles junior gained his freedom of the Clockmakers Company in 1726 and possibly worked with his father until the latter's death in around 1736. He served as Warden of the Clockmakers' Company in 1750 and was appointed Master in 1759. Records suggest that Charles junior worked ¾hind the Royal Exchange' and had a son who he also named Charles who was made free of the Clockmakers' Company by patrimony in 1756 and is believed to have worked until his death in 1777. The Cabrier dynasty were fine makers who supplied clocks for various export markets including Russia and France. Perhaps their most famous surviving work is a magnificent pair of ormolu mounted japanned musical automaton table clocks reputedly made for the King of Nepal in around 1770 (illustrated in Barder, Richard, The Georgian Bracket Clock 1714-1830 page 161, colour plate 27). The general form of the current lot together with the use of standing barrels to drive both the alarm and hour-strike mechanisms is typical of comparable examples produced in Germany and other central European centres such as Gdansk during the first quarter of the 18th century. However the design and finish of the balance cock coupled with the script of the signature would indicate that the clock was either made or finished in London. This possibility is further supported by other details such as dial winding (rather than from beneath) and the use of distinctly English ¾etle and poker' hands. From this it is perhaps appropriate to speculate that the current lot may have been acquired in an unfinished state from a central European workshop by Cabrier, who then subsequently finished it for retail to a domestic English purchaser. Other similar horizontal table clocks signed by English makers are known including another inscribed by Cabrier that was sold at Christies THE ALBERT ODMARK COLLECTION OF IMPORTANT CLOCKS AND WATCHES 11th March 2005 (lot 424). A small series of related clocks signed either Kriedel or Ledeirk, London also survive; these were almost certainly supplied directly from Germany for retail in the English market by the German clockmaker Johann Gottfried Kriedel who worked in Bautzen during the first half of the 18th century. Given th

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A Queen Anne green japanned table clock with pull-quarter repeat on six...

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September 15, 2015, 1:00 PM BST

Newbury, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £5,000 - £7,000

Description: A Queen Anne green japanned table clock with pull-quarter repeat on six bells Markwick, London, circa 1710 The six finned pillar twin fusee bell striking movement with verge escapement regulated by short bob pendulum and pull-quarter repeat on a nest of six graduated bells, the backplate engraved with symmetrical foliate scrolls incorporating eagle head motifs around a central basket of flowers to upper margin, the 7 inch brass break-arch dial with false bob and calendar apertures to the matted centre within applied Roman numeral chapter ring with fleur-de-lys half hour markers, Arabic five minutes to outer track and signed Markwick, London to lower edge, with delicate pierced steel hands and angles applied with Indian mask and scroll cast spandrels beneath herringbone bordered arch centred with blued steel disc to the subsidiary Strike/Silent selection dial flanked by mounts cast as putti with flaming torches riding foliate scrolls, the green japanned case with generous cast hinged brass handle to the bell-top superstructure decorated in raised polychrome and gilt with robed figures at a table within oriental garden landscape, the front door with conforming standing figures to stiles within stylised gilt foliate infill, the sides with rectangular windows beneath lozenge-shaped apertures within further raised foliate and oriental motif borders, the rear door with rectangular glazed aperture, on complex moulded base with simple squab feet (with touching-in/repairs to the original decoration) 43cm (17ins) high excluding handle. James Markwick senior is recorded in Loomes, Brian Clockmakers of Britain 1286-1700 as apprenticed in 1756 to Edmund Gilpin (through Richard Taylor); he initially worked at Croydon before returning to London where he gained his freedom of the Clockmakers' Company in 1666. In 1673 he took-over the former business of Samuel Betts at behind the Royal Exchange. Markwick had a turbulent relationship with the Clockmakers' Company - in 1676 he was fined for abuse of the Master at the Steward's feast and was often reprimanded for not attending court. James Markwick junior was born in Croydon in 1662 and was apprenticed to his father gaining his freedom (by patrimony) in 1692. He initially went into partnership with his father before gaining outright control of the business on the latter's retirement to Pevensey in Sussex in around 1700 (where he subsequently died in 1716). In around 1710-15 James Markwick junior went into partnership with Robert Markham which lasted until the former's death in 1730. The business was subsequently continued by Markham and his successors and specialised in producing clocks and watches for export to the Middle East. The current lot was probably made by James Markwick junior after his father had retired to Pevensey in Sussex but prior to going into partnership with Robert Markham; this would date the clock to around 1710. The mounts applied to the arch of the dial are of a design used by other leading makers such as Daniel Delander on some of their early break-arch dialled table clocks. A related green japanned table clock residing in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London is illustrated by Robert Donaldson in his article EARLY ENGLISH JAPANNED TABLE CLOCKS published in ANTIQUARIAN HOROLOGY vol. XXXII, no. 2, page 219 (fig. 18).

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A fine Queen Anne green japanned eight-day longcase clock with moonphase...

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September 15, 2015, 1:00 PM BST

Newbury, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £2,000 - £3,000

Description: A fine Queen Anne green japanned eight-day longcase clock with moonphase Thomas Martin, London, early 18th century The five finned pillar rack and bell striking movement with anchor escapement regulated by seconds pendulum, the 12 inch brass break-arch dial with subsidiary seconds dial and shaped herringbone border engraved calendar aperture to the matted centre within applied Roman numeral chapter ring with fleur-de-lys half hour markers, Arabic five minutes to outer track and signed Tho. Martin, London to lower edge, with pierced steel hands and Indian mask and scroll cast spandrels to angles within herringbone engraved border, the arch centred with a penny moon aperture and pierced steel hand within applied ring calibrated for the lunar month flanked by dolphin cast mounts beneath a conforming herringbone border, the case with large giltwood urn finials to the tall ogee superstructure over wide break-arch pediment fronted by a deep foliate scroll pierced blind fret frieze above columns flanking the gilt foliate spray decorated hood door, the sides with rectangular glazed apertures and conforming quarter columns set against bargeboards to the rear, the trunk with floral trail decorated throat moulding over rectangular door decorated in raised polychrome and gilt with pagodas and figures within an oriental landscape centred with a brass-edged lenticle and bordered by further gilt foliate scroll borders, the sides painted with full-sized flowering branches and Ho-Ho birds, the conforming plinth base adorned with cranes before a garden pavilion to front and with moulded double skirt applied with squab feet, (unrestored, wear and losses to decoration), 255cm (100.5ins) high excluding top finial; 273cm (107ins) high overall. Thomas Martin (II) is recorded in Loomes, Brian Clockmakers of Britain 1286-1700 as born in around 1678 and apprenticed in May 1692 to Jeremiah Martin until 1699 (but not freed). He worked from Fleet Street, London and was the victim of the theft of a number of watches in September 1723; the culprits were subsequently apprehended and sentenced to transportation.

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A fine Queen Anne ebonised longcase clock of six-week duration John Lowndes

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September 15, 2015, 1:00 PM BST

Newbury, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £6,000 - £8,000

Description: A fine Queen Anne ebonised longcase clock of six-week duration John Lowndes, London, circa 1705 The substantial five thickly turned finned pillar rack and bell striking movement with anchor escapement regulated by seconds pendulum, the 12 inch square brass dial with ringed winding holes, subsidiary seconds dial and calendar aperture to the matted centre within applied silvered Roman numeral chapter ring with fleur-de-lys half hour markers, Arabic five minutes to outer track and signed John Lowndes, London to lower edge, with pierced steel hands and gilt Indian mask and scroll cast spandrels to angles with foliate scroll infill between incorporating S/N strike selection lever at 12 o'clock, in an ebonised case with gilt ball finials to the ogee caddy surmounted fine foliate fretwork fronted box upstand above moulded cornice and further conforming foliate pierced fret to frieze, generous three-quarter columns with gilt caps and bases to glazed hood door, the sides with rectangular windows and rear quarter columns set against bargeboards, the trunk with convex throat above 42 inch rectangular trunk door centred with a brass lenticle, on plain plinth base with two-tier moulded skirt and brass squab feet, 262cm cm (103ins) high excluding finials, 270cm (106.5ins) high overall. John Lowndes is recorded in Loomes, Brian Clockmakers of Britain 1286-1700 as believed to have been born in Marthall, Cheshire in 1673. He was probably cousin to the clockmaking brothers Jonathan, Charles, Samuel and Isaac Lowndes. By the end of the first decade of the 18th century he was working in London, probably alongside his cousin, Jonathan, whose business he is believed to have inherited before passing it onto Thomas Smith in 1714 (when he returned to Chesire due to ill heath). The movement of the current lot is substantially framed and delicately trained as such is reminiscent of some of Tompions apprentice's work including Michael Knight. The case is also generously proportioned with confident detailing resulting in a clock which would grace the entrance hall of any Queen-Anne mansion.

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A tin-glazed earthenware cat flask, naturalistically modelled as recumbent cat

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September 16, 2015, 10:00 AM BST

Newbury, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £400 - £500

Description: A tin-glazed earthenware cat flask, naturalistically modelled as recumbent cat, decorated in shades of blue, manganese and ochre with stylized flowerheads and ochre borders, 15cm long Note: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, has a similar blue and white cat flask (ref. no. 72495) from the J.W.L. Glaisher Collection that when accessioned was styled as 'possibly made at Wincanton' but is now catalogued as being of uncertain origin. Other related flasks exist within the collections including cats (object no. 3008-1928), dogs and nerieds, all with similar decoration and unattributed.

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A tin-glazed earthenware cat flask, naturalistically modelled as recumbent cat

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September 16, 2015, 10:00 AM BST

Newbury, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £400 - £500

Description: A tin-glazed earthenware cat flask, naturalistically modelled as recumbent cat, decorated in shades of blue, manganese and ochre with stylized flowerheads, 15cm long Note: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, has a similar blue and white cat flask (ref. no. 72495) from the J.W.L. Glaisher Collection that when accessioned was styled as 'possibly made at Wincanton' but is now catalogued as being of uncertain origin. Other related flasks exist within the collections including another cat (object no. 3008-1928), dogs and nerieds, all with similar decoration and unattributed.

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CALLAS, MARIA - A leaf torn from the programme of the 1952 season of the Royal...

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September 4, 2015, 2:00 PM BST

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £300 - £500

Description: A leaf torn from the programme of the 1952 season of the Royal Opera House, signed by conductor Vittorio Gui and Maria Meneghini Callas, who made her London debut in November 1952 as 'Norma', light yellowing to paper, printed information about the roles of Callas and Gui have been clipped (possibly from other pages of the programme) and pasted onto the leaf , 8vo. Also included is a 10.5 x 15cm black and white publicity photograph of Maria Callas as 'Norma', signed and dated "Maria Meneghini Callas, 1952". (2)

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CHURCHILL, CLEMENTINE - Autograph letter signed written during Lady Churchill

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September 4, 2015, 2:00 PM BST

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £100 - £200

Description: Autograph letter signed ("Clementine S. Churchill") written during Lady Churchill's stay in Monte Carlo and thanking Lady Winchester for the flowers she sent; one page, mid-horizontal fold, embossed address , 8vo , Hotel de Paris, Monte-Caro, 8 February 1960. Also included is a typed letter on House of Commons official notepaper from Churchill's secretary, replying to an Italian correspondent (Giovanni Fonte) and saying that "it is not possible to Mr. Churchill to help you as you suggest"; one page, mid-horizontal fold, 8vo , 4 September, 1951. (2)

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MISCELLANEOUS COLLECTION - LATE 19TH CENTURY - Collection of cabinet card photographs of European officers

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September 4, 2015, 2:00 PM BST

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £150 - £200

Description: Collection of cabinet card photographs of European officers, actors and musicians, some signed but mostly unsigned, all featuring original mounts, various sizes; signed cabinet card of Austrian officer and Minister of War Franz von Schonaich, dated 1895; sepia toned photograph of Austrian Minister of War Count Franz Kuhn von Kuhnenfeld seated in a garden, possibly taken in the castle of Strassoldo where he spent the last years; unsigned 17 x 28.5cm landscape photograph of Archduke Frank Salvator of Austria seated outdoors with other Austrian officers; some yellowing, a few photographs bearing pencil annotations, late nineteenth century - early twentieth century. (quantity)

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Henry Burdon Richardson (c.1811-1874) - A sailing ship unloading, possibly in Newcastle

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September 16, 2015, 10:00 AM BST

Newbury, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £200 - £300

Description: Watercolour over graphite, on wove paper Signed with initials lower left 34 x 52 cm. (13 1/4 x 20 1/2 in) Together with Scottish Fishing Village, by John Hamilton Glass (fl. 1890-1925), watercolour, heightened with white, on wove paper, signed lower left, 34.5 x 50 cm. (13 1/2 x 19 3/4 in); and with a Coastal View by another hand, watercolour and bodycolour, 34 x 52 cm. (13 1/4 x 20 1/2 in), (3).

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History of Computing.- Fuller (John E.) - Fuller's Telegraphic Computer…by which Business Calculations of...

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September 17, 2015, 11:00 AM BST

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £400 - £600

Description: Fuller's Telegraphic Computer by which Business Calculations of Every Possible Variety, are Instantly Performed, double-sided moving roundel Fuller s Time Telegraph with Palmer's Computing Scale. Improved by Fuller on verso mounted on printed glazed board base edged in roan and loosely inserted, some warping, a little rubbed and soiled, loose in original cloth, with instruction booklet (working loose at inner margin) and folding Analytical Table of Mechanical Movements pasted onto inside covers, extremities worn, 4to, Boston, John E.Fuller, [c.1851].

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A rare American nickel plated brass carrousel carriage timepiece with duplex...

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September 15, 2015, 1:00 PM BST

Newbury, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £200 - £300

Description: A rare American nickel plated brass carrousel carriage timepiece with duplex escapement Waterbury Clock Company, circa 1880 The movement with monometallic balance and three-wheel train set within a circular rotating carriage with pierced plates which revolves once an hour via a 'walking' eight leaf pinion around a fixed centre wheel, the drive provided by a large standing barrel containing long mainspring mounted on the backplate with winding turn to the rear, the movement frontplate pierced to reveal the rotating carriage within applied paper Roman numeral chapter ring and with monogram trademark incorporating inscription PAT. MAY 21 1878 to lower margin, the case with ring-turned handle to the cushion moulded top above bevel-glazed front door and side panels, on cavetto moulded base with rounded angles, 11cm (4.25ins) high excluding handle. The ingenious rotating carousel design for the movement of the current lot was devised from a patent submitted by D.A. Buck of Worcester, Massachusetts in 1878 with the intention to produce a reliable timekeeper from the least possible parts. The mechanism was first employed by Waterbury in their 'long wind watch' before being used in carriage timepieces (with a much larger spring barrel to increase the duration to eight-days) from the early 1880's. The design and layout of the this type of carriage timepiece (including train counts) is described (in great detail) in Allix, Charles and Bonnert, Peter CARRIAGE CLOCKS Their history and development pages 360-6.

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A gilt brass verge pocket watch movement Signed for Markwick

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September 15, 2015, 1:00 PM BST

Newbury, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £250 - £350

Description: A gilt brass verge pocket watch movement Signed for Markwick, London but possibly Dutch, circa 1695 The gilt full plate single fusee verge movement with four unusual fine foliate scroll pierced pillars pinned through the backplate, scroll-pierced stop-iron block and sprung three-arm steel balance with Tompion type regulation, the backplate with fine symmetrical foliate scroll pierced and engraved balance cock with conforming pierced foot flanked by silvered regulation disc with adjacent applied scroll pierced infill opposing engraved signature for Markwick London, now fitted with a white enamel Arabic numeral dial (hands lacking), the pillar plate 39mm (1.5ins) diameter. James Markwick senior is recorded in Loomes, Brian Clockmakers of Britain 1286-1700 as apprenticed in 1756 to Edmund Gilpin (through Richard Taylor); he initially worked at Croydon before returning to London where he gained his freedom of the Clockmakers' Company in 1666. In 1673 he took-over the former business of Samuel Betts at behind the Royal Exchange. Markwick had a turbulent relationship with the Clockmakers' Company - in 1676 he was fined for abuse of the Master at the Steward's feast and was often reprimanded for not attending court. James Markwick junior was born in Croydon in 1662 and was apprenticed to his father gaining his freedom (by patrimony) in 1692. He initially went into partnership with his father before gaining outright control of the business on the latter's retirement to Pevensey in Sussex in around 1700 (where he subsequently died in 1716). In around 1710-15 James Markwick junior went into partnership with Robert Markham which lasted until the former's death in 1730. The business was subsequently continued by Markham and his successors and specialised in producing clocks and watches for export to the Middle East. Although the current lot appears to closely resemble contemporary English examples the unusual design of foliate pieced movement pillar and positioning of the regulation disc to the left hand side of the movement backplate (when viewed with cock uppermost) would suggest that the current lot may be of Dutch workmanship.

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A rare George II thirty-hour weight-driven 'hook-and-spike

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September 15, 2015, 1:00 PM BST

Newbury, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £1,200 - £1,800

Description: A rare George II thirty-hour weight-driven 'hook-and-spike' wall timepiece James Woolley, Codnor, circa 1725 The three wheel going train with anchor escapement regulated by seconds pendulum set between tapered plates united by four square section steel pillars, the backplate fitted with distinctive backcock incorporating long pendulum suspension arm, the 7.5 inch wide brass break-arch dial with matted centre and pierced iron hand within applied Roman numeral chapter ring with floating cruciform half hour markers and engraved signature Wolley, Codnor to lower edge, the angles with applied winged cherub head cast spandrels beneath conforming mount to arch, the dial plate fitted to an appropriately shaped board with pine box case to rear incorporating iron hanging hoop, spurs and removable back panel, 27.5 cm (10.75ins) high approx. Provenance: From the estate of an esteemed antiquarian horologist. Literature: Illustrated in Darken, Jeff (editor) TIME & PLACE, English Country Clocks 1600-1840 page 238, fig. 6. James Woolley is noted in Darken, Jeff and Hooper John English 30 Hour Clocks (on page 136) as 'one of the most renowned of provincial clockmakers' who was born in 1695 and lived until 1786 when he was succeeded by his nephew, John. James Woolley was born to a relatively wealthy family however he appeared to have had a wayward streak which led to him being caught poaching as a boy. His subsequent apprenticeship to the blacksmith Thomas Tantum of Lascoe lead him to become a clockmaker, a career in which he excelled. In 1726 Woolley presented a turret clock to the City of Nottingham and thus was enrolled as a Burgess; this no doubt brought him to the attention of possible clients thus secured his future. Although eight-day longcase clocks by Woolley are known he appears to have specialised in thirty-hour work; however the attention to detail lavished on his movements and the quality of finish seen on many of his dials are why they are so highly regarded by modern day collectors. The current lot is the first of probably only two documented wall clocks of this type by Thomas Woolley, with the other also being offered in this sale as the following lot. The design and layout of the movement is typically original and possesses many fine details such as the deep domed wheel collets, distinctive backcock casting and arched lower margin to the plates. The style of half hour markers and spelling of his name (without the second 'o') to the chapter ring, coupled with the êrly' design of spandrel casting would suggest that the current lot is one of Woolley's earlier clocks, and can be compared to a dial of an thirty hour longcase clock (dated to around 1720) illustrated in Darken, Jeff and Hooper John English 30 Hour Clocks on page 134, fig. 3/42.

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A rare George III seven-day weight-driven 'hook-and-spike

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September 15, 2015, 1:00 PM BST

Newbury, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £1,000 - £1,500

Description: A rare George III seven-day weight-driven 'hook-and-spike' wall timepiece with alarm James Woolley, Codnor, circa 1765 The four wheel going train with anchor escapement regulated by seconds pendulum set between tapered plates united by four square section steel pillars, with arched cut-out to lower margin and integral extension to the left hand side for the offset alarm mechanism which sounds on a bell mounted above, the backplate fitted with distinctive backcock incorporating long pendulum suspension arm, the 9 inch diameter circular single-sheet brass Roman numeral dial with alarm disc, pierced iron hand and engraved signature Woolley, Codnor to centre, applied to a caddy moulded square oak dial board fitted with pine box case to rear incorporating iron hanging hoop, spurs and removable back panel, 28cm (11ins) high including bell. Provenance: From the estate of an esteemed antiquarian horologist. Literature: The current lot is well documented featuring in Darken, Jeff and Hooper John English 30 Hour Clocks pages 277-80 figs. 5/29 to 5/32; and Darken, Jeff (editor) TIME & PLACE, English Country Clocks 1600-1840 as exhibit 54 pages 180-1 (where the movement is extensively illustrated). James Woolley is noted in Darken, Jeff and Hooper John English 30 Hour Clocks (on page 136) as 'one of the most renowned of provincial clockmakers' who was born in 1695 and lived until 1786 when he was succeeded by his nephew, John. James Woolley was born to a relatively wealthy family however he appeared to have had a wayward streak which led to him being caught poaching as a boy. His subsequent apprenticeship to the blacksmith Thomas Tantum of Lascoe lead him to become a clockmaker, a career in which he excelled. In 1726 Woolley presented a turret clock to the City of Nottingham and thus was enrolled as a Burgess; this no doubt brought him to the attention of possible clients thus secured his future. Although eight-day longcase clocks by Woolley are known he appears to have specialised in thirty-hour work; however the attention to detail lavished on his movements and the quality of finish seen on many of his dials are why they are so highly regarded by modern day collectors. The current lot is the second of probably only two documented wall clocks of this type by Thomas Woolley, with the other also being offered in this sale as the previous lot. The design and layout of the movement is typically original and possesses many fine details such as the deep domed wheel collets and castellated tooth form for the alarm crownwheel. The provision of an alarm and the fact that it has a duration of seven-days differentiates the movement of the current timepiece from the previous lot. These differences perhaps either demonstrates progression in Woolley's approach or willingness to satisfy the specific demands of a client. The relatively utilitarian appearance of the dial would suggest that the current timepiece was destined for ºckstairs' use of a large household with the alarm designed to alert staff at the beginning of the working day.

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

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September 15, 2015, 1:00 PM BST

Newbury, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £3,000 - £5,000

Description: A rare small English iron framed hooded wall timepiece with alarm Unsigned, late 17th century The single-handed short duration movement with three-wheel train and verge escapement regulated by short side-swinging bob pendulum with pallet arbor pivoted above the frame between a transverse iron armature at the front and shaped brass cock at the rear, the alarm train set behind the going train with vertical hammer arbor fitted to the inside of the rear upright and sounding on a bell mounted on top of the case, the iron strip frame constructed with central bar riveted at the top to the horizontal full-depth top plate and bent forwards at the base to form a 'J', the front terminating with stepped tenons to take both the front movement bar and the dial, the rear with alarm mechanism set within an angled bracket secured via a tenon through to the top plate and a screw to the central movement bar just above the greatwheel pivot, the rectangular single sheet brass Roman numeral dial measuring 6.5 by 4.5 inches with alarm disc and single iron hand to centre within engraved chapter ring with stylised wheatear half hour markers, the oak wall hung 'salt box' type case with open front, removable top panel and incorporating movement mounting hook and original bell secured to the arched case backboard pierced for hanging at the top, 26.5cm (10.5ins) high overall. Provenance: From the estate of an esteemed antiquarian horologist. Literature: Illustrated in Darken, Jeff (editor) TIME & PLACE, English Country Clocks 1600-1840 as exhibit 8 pages 40-41. The current lot can be directly compared to a small hooded wall alarm timepiece (complete with verge escapement regulated by short bob pendulum swinging to the side) which was sold in these rooms on Tuesday 17th March 2015 (lot 64). The movement of this other example is similarly constructed to the current lot with detail differences confined to the extended rear movement bar (truncated on the current lot), the provision of a single iron armature for the pallet arbor pivots and the presence of passing strike (incomplete). A third clock of this type (but with anchor escapement) signed for George Wood of Nailsworth is also included in this sale (see following lot) suggesting that such timepieces were made in Gloucestershire. This possibility is further supported by the presence of a related but later clock by John Coates of Cirencester also illustrated in TIME & PLACE as exhibit 48 pages 164-5.

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A fine Commonwealth period/Charles II Brass lantern clock Benjamin Hill, London

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September 15, 2015, 1:00 PM BST

Newbury, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £5,000 - £7,000

Description: A fine Commonwealth period/Charles II Brass lantern clock Benjamin Hill, London, circa 1660 The posted countwheel bell-striking movement with separately wound trains and later anchor escapement for a seconds pendulum, the dial with central alarm disc enveloped by stylised leafy floral sprays issuing from flowerheads at three and nine o'clock towards further blooms at six and twelve o'clock, with iron hand within applied narrow Roman numeral chapter ring with stylised fleur-de-lys hour markers and engraved leafy infill to angles, the standard London 'Lothbury' frame with column turned corner posts beneath engraved foliate scroll pierced dolphin pattern front fret signed Benjamin Hill in Fleete Streete to lower edge and decorated side frets, vase turned finials and domed bell bearer incorporating elaborate scroll-pierced panels between the limbs above, the sides with hinged brass doors, on turned ball feet, (no pendulum or weights), 38cm (15ins) high. Provenance: The property of a private collector. Benjamin Hill is recorded in Loomes, Brian LANTERN CLOCKS & Their Makers as born in Hatton, Warwickshire in 1617 and apprenticed through the Blacksmiths' Company to Richard Child in 1632. He was made a free Brother of the Clockmakers' Company in 1640, served as an Assistant in 1651, Warden from 1652 and was appointed Master in 1657. In 1645 Benjamin Hill married Gunnett Say (sister of fellow clockmaker Nehemiah Say) at St. Bride's, Fleet Street and by 1646 he had set up in Boar's Head Alley off Fleet Street in St. Dunstan's Parish (possibly Cock and Key Court). His property was subsequently destroyed in the Great Fire of London in 1666 causing him to relocate to Fetter Lane. Benjamin Hill died in 1670 and was buried at St. Dunstan's; his will and inventory survives with the latter published and discussed by Jeremy Evans in his article BENJAMIN HILL, SOME FURTHER NOTES in Antiquarian Horology March 2001 (vol. XXVI, no. 1) page pages 52-61. Of Benjamin Hill around half a dozen lantern clocks have been documented and at least three watches are known to survive, another slightly later lantern clock by him is also included in the sale (lot 155). The pattern of casting used for the frame of the current lot was probably introduced during the latter half of the 1650's (see White, George English Lantern Clocks page 180 figures IV/37 - IV/39) and incorporates an updated form of finial similar to those sometimes seen on miniature clocks or large clocks by makers such as Peter Closon made earlier in the decade. This type of frame appears to have quickly superseded the earlier 'Lothbury' pattern (see previous and following lots) becoming the predominant type for used for standard lantern clocks made from the start of the third period (ie. from circa 1660). The dial engraving is very typical of that seen on archetypal second period clocks and is almost certainly by the same hand who engraved the dial of the previous lot as well as a clock by Thomas Knifton illustrated in Loomes, Brian LANTERN CLOCKS and Their Makers on page 104 (fig. 8.36). It is also interesting to note that the current clock also shares the same design of half-hour marker and basic hand pattern with the previous lot and the example by Knifton. These details would strongly suggest that the present clock was made during the mid-to-late 1650's rather than early 1660's hence can be described as being a 'second period' clock, being perhaps one of the first to use frame castings that were to become typical of 'third period' London work.

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A Charles II gilt brass lantern clock Benjamin Hill, London

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September 15, 2015, 1:00 PM BST

Newbury, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £3,500 - £4,500

Description: A Charles II gilt brass lantern clock Benjamin Hill, London, circa 1665 The posted countwheel bell-striking movement with later anchor escapement regulated by seconds pendulum swinging outside of the frame of the clock to the rear, the dial with central starburst decorated alarm disc enveloped by stylised leafy tulip sprays issuing from a three-petal flowerhead positioned just above six o'clock and with signature Benjamin Hill in fleete, Streete Londini to upper margin, with iron hand within applied narrow Roman numeral chapter ring with stylised wheatear half hour markers and engraved leafy infill to angles, the standard London third period frame with column turned corner posts beneath dolphin inhabited foliate pierced frets, vase turned finials and domed bell bearer, the sides with hinged brass doors, the rear with iron backplate, hanging hoop and spurs, on turned ball feet (in unrestored condition, top finial and alarm mechanism lacking), 34cm (13.5ins approx) high. Provenance: From the estate of an esteemed antiquarian horologist. Literature: The dial of the current lot is illustrated in Antiquarian Horology September 1999 (vol. XXV, no. 1) page 47; the whole clock is also subsequently illustrated in the March 2001 issue (Vol XXVI, no. 1) on page 58. Benjamin Hill is recorded in Loomes, Brian LANTERN CLOCKS & Their Makers as born in Hatton, Warwickshire in 1617 and apprenticed through the Blacksmiths' Company to Richard Child in 1632. He was made a free Brother of the Clockmakers' Company in 1640, served as an Assistant in 1651, Warden from 1652 and was appointed Master in 1657. In 1645 Benjamin Hill married Gunnett Say (sister of fellow clockmaker Nehemiah Say) at St. Bride's, Fleet Street and by 1646 he had set up in Boar's Head Alley off Fleet Street in St. Dunstan's Parish (possibly Cock and Key Court). His property was subsequently destroyed in the Great Fire of London in 1666 causing him to relocate to Fetter Lane. Benjamin Hill died in 1670 and was buried at St. Dunstan's; his will and inventory survives with the latter published and discussed by Jeremy Evans in his article BENJAMIN HILL, SOME FURTHER NOTES in Antiquarian Horology March 2001 (vol. XXVI, no. 1) page pages 52-61. Of Benjamin Hill around half a dozen lantern clocks have been documented and at least three watches are known to survive, a slightly earlier clock by him is also included in the sale (lot ???). The frame used for the current lot is of pattern typical of London 'third period' work (as illustrated by White, George English Lantern Clocks page 180 figures IV/37 - IV/39) and superseded the earlier variant used for lot ??? and the previous lot. The design of the engraved decoration to the dial centre of the present clock is also very typical of London third period work and can be directly compared to numerous clocks by the likes of Nicholas Coxeter, Thomas Wheeler and John Ebsworth (see following lot). The form of the hand harks back to earlier second period work (see lots 152 and 153) but persisted well into the third period in the hands of makers such as Ebsworth (see the following lot and White, page 179 figure IV/35). The gilding to the dial and frame is a very rare feature which would have involved a great deal of time and expense suggesting that the current clock was supplied to order for a particularly discerning client.

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A Charles II brass lantern clock John Ebsworth, London

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury

September 15, 2015, 1:00 PM BST

Newbury, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £3,000 - £5,000

Description: A Charles II brass lantern clock John Ebsworth, London, circa 1670 The posted countwheel bell-striking movement with separately wound trains and later anchor escape wheel, the dial with central rose decorated alarm disc enveloped by stylised leafy tulip sprays issuing from a three-petal flowerhead positioned just above six o'clock and with signature John Ebsworth at y (crossed keys), Lothbury Londini fecit to upper margin, with iron hand within applied narrow Roman numeral chapter ring with stylised wheatear half hour markers and engraved leafy infill to angles, the standard London third period frame with column turned corner posts beneath dolphin inhabited foliate pierced frets, vase turned finials and domed bell bearer, the sides with hinged brass doors and the rear with iron backplate (in unrestored condition, pallets, backcock, hammer stop and spring lacking, no lines, pendulum or weights), 39.5cm (15.5ins approx) high. Provenance: The estate of a connoisseur collector of regional furniture, works of art and clocks. John Ebsworth is recorded in Loomes, Brian, LANTERN CLOCKS & Their Makers as apprenticed in 1657 to Richard Ames and gaining his freedom of the Clockmakers' Company in 1665. He is believed to have succeeded Thomas Knifton at the Cross Keys in Lothbury but later worked at 'New Cheap Side'. He served as Assistant to the court of the Clockmakers' Company in 1682, Warden in 1694 and was appointed Master in 1697. Ebsworth died in 1699 appointing Edward Stanton to oversee his Will. John Ebsworth was clearly heavily influenced by his master, Richard Ames, who was possibly the first to embrace the introduction of the verge escapement with short bob pendulum by placing the pendulum between the trains (this layout allowed the alarm mechanism to be retained at the rear of the clock). Ebsworth also adopted this system for his pendulum lantern clocks however it seems that he continued to make balance wheel regulated clocks alongside them. This was probably due to the fact that pendulum clocks were more expensive (due to the amount of additional work to build a clock with centre swinging pendulum) hence balance wheel clocks were perhaps marketed as a less expensive model whose timekeeping was probably more than adequate for most. The current lot is a textbook example of Ebsworth's work and typifies London third period practice using frame castings developed probably just prior to 1660 (see White, George English Lantern Clocks page 180 figures IV/37 - IV/39 and lot 153). The design of the dial engraving had almost become completely standardised by this time and can be directly compared with that of the previous lot as well as numerous other examples by the likes of Nicholas Coxeter, Richard Ames and Thomas Wheeler made during the 1660's-70's.

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The remains of a fine large musical lantern clock movement Unsigned but...

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September 15, 2015, 1:00 PM BST

Newbury, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £1,000 - £2,000

Description: The remains of a fine large musical lantern clock movement Unsigned but possibly attributed to James Delaunce, Frome, late 17th century The posted two-handed movement with four-wheel going train regulated by anchor escapement for a long pendulum swinging outside of the frame of the clock to the rear, the centre formerly with musical train released prior to the hour-striking train to sound a melody on two nests of four bells each set above the top plate, the rear with hour strike train incorporating large iron countwheel mounted behind, the posted frame with one-piece pillar and finial castings featuring elongated 'spires' supporting the domed bell bearer above decorated with radial cast and pierced infill between the limbs, (unrestored, lacking all musical work except warning/locking detents, strike train fly, dial, frets, side doors, feet, pendulum and weights) 42cm (16.5ins) high. The current lot was originally made with an musical train sounding on eight bells which was activated prior to the hour strike train. Rather than using a starwheel set behind the dial for strike/musical train lifting the current movement utilised two pins fitted to a disc applied to the rear of the going train greatwheel. This disc is directly connected to the underdial motionwork but engages with the greatwheel via a friction joint alone. This system allows the hands to be set without having to release the escapement and 'run through' the going train and was often employed by Italian makers where star wheels could not be used (due to the Italian preference for each hour to be sounded twice in quick succession). The design of the one-piece frame corner post and finial castings can be compared to a standard-sized lantern clock by James Delance of Frome illustrated in Loomes, Brian LANTERN CLOCKS & Their Makers on page 187 (fig. 11.2). The method of retaining both the strike/musical train lifting detent arbors and the individually pivoted musical hammer bell arbors between their respective movement bars is highly unusual. Each pivot hole is formed as a slot cut in from the side of the bar allowing the arbor pivot to be inserted without having to release the bar. The pivot is then prevented from falling out of its slot by a retaining pin which driven in from above through vertical holes in the movement bar adjacent to each pivot. Although highly unusual this system for retaining a single detent arbor pivot can also be seen on a posted musical longcase movement signed James Delance Froom Fecit illustrated in Darken, Jeff and Hooper, John English 30 Hour Clocks on page 87 (fig. 2/59). James Delaunce is recorded in Loomes, Brian Clockmakers of Britain 1286-1700 as born in Dowton, Somerset in 1655. He is believed to have been apprenticed to Laurence Debnam of Frome in around 1669 (which he would have completed in around 1676) before moving to London where he was admitted to the Clockmakers' Company as a Free Brother in 1677/8. By 1686 James Delaunce had moved back to Frome - probably to succeed his former Master, Laurence Debnam, who died in 1683. From 1687 until 1703 he was employed by Lord Weymouth to work on clocks at Longleat and by 1721 was back in the Downton where he is recorded as still being alive in 1736.

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A silver cased verge pocket watch Signed for Edward Burgess

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September 15, 2015, 1:00 PM BST

Newbury, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £400 - £600

Description: A silver cased verge pocket watch Signed for Edward Burgess, circa 1700 and later The gilt full plate single fusee verge movement with four tulip pillars pinned through the backplate, scroll-pierced stop-iron block and sprung three-arm steel balance with Tompion type regulation, the backplate with fine symmetrical foliate scroll pierced and engraved balance cock decorated with an Ottoman mask at the apex and with conforming pierced foot flanked by silvered regulation disc within adjacent applied scroll pierced infill opposing engraved signature for Edward Burgis, London, fitted with a white enamel Roman numeral dial with Arabic five minutes to outer track and with steel beetle and poker hands, in a silver consular case with winding shutter to rear and suspension post (the dial and case probably mid 18th century replacements), the pillar plate 39mm (1.5ins) diameter, the case 52mm (2ins approx) diameter overall. Edward Burgess is recorded in Loomes, Brian Clockmakers of Britain 1286-1700 as marrying Patience Clement (sister of William Clement) in 1670. He apparently never gained his freedom of the Clockmakers' Company and appears to have taken apprentices through the Tallow Chandlers' Company (George Thomas in 1676, Matthias Child in 1680 and Theophilus Fisher in 1684). This would suggest that Burgess perhaps worked just outside the City (possibly Southwark) but was clearly held in high esteem by the Clockmakers' Company as they approached him to judge the clockmaking contest between Prevost and Threlkeld in 1699 - he declined the request. Loomes notes that Edward Burgess and his wife were still alive in 1713. Although the current lot appears English the positioning of the regulation disc to the left hand side of the movement backplate (when viewed with cock uppermost) would suggest that the current lot may be of Dutch workmanship. However the presence of a full signature would indicate that the movement was indeed finished by Burgess.

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FEMALE STARS / GLAMOUR - A good-value collection of approximately 120 signed black and...

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury

September 4, 2015, 2:00 PM BST

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £200 - £300

Description: A good-value collection of approximately 120 signed black and white and colour photos, mostly 10x8" but with a few other sizes, all female stars, Glamour poses, actresses, models etc., various sizes (quantity)

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HAMMER MOVIES / BOND GIRLS / BRITISH FILM AND TV - A collection of approximately 70 signed colour and black and white...

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September 4, 2015, 2:00 PM BST

London, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £100 - £150

Description: A collection of approximately 70 signed colour and black and white signed photos, mostly 10x8", including Bond girls, Hammer horror, Bristish TV and film, Carry On movies etc., various sizes, c. 1970s-1990s (quantity)

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An approximate 3/4 inch to the foot model of an agricultural Traction Engine

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September 23, 2015, 10:00 AM BST

Newbury, United Kingdom

Estimated Price: £300 - £500

Description: An approximate 3/4 inch to the foot model of an agricultural Traction Engine, having single flue boiler being spirit fired with single cylinder having trunk guide, regulator, direction control lever, spoked and straked wheels with hand operated brake to rear wheel in original paintwork. Length 45cm. Width 18cm.

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