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A French Empire gilt and patinated bronze figural mantel timepiece Now with rack …

Auction 04.09.2013
04.09.2013
Schätzpreis
250 £ - 350 £
ca. 396 $ - 555 $
Zuschlagspreis:
1.500 £
ca. 2.378 $
Auktionsarchiv: Los-Nr. 23

A French Empire gilt and patinated bronze figural mantel timepiece Now with rack …

Auction 04.09.2013
04.09.2013
Schätzpreis
250 £ - 350 £
ca. 396 $ - 555 $
Zuschlagspreis:
1.500 £
ca. 2.378 $
Beschreibung:

A French Empire gilt and patinated bronze figural mantel timepiece Now with rack lever watch movement by Litherland and Company, Liverpool, early 19th century The four pillar fusee full-plate movement with rack lever escapement and sprung three arm monometallic balance, the backplate with large Slow/Fast regulation scale and diamond endstone to the chased balance cock incorporating signature LITHERLAND & CO., PATENTEES, now with circular white enamel Roman numeral dial with gilt spade hands within cast laurel surround, in a case modelled as an anchor resting against a bale of cotton opposing a figure of a first generation African American wearing pantaloons, on oval plinth base applied with mount cast with tied bale of wheat flanked by dolphins above shallow skirt and turned toupe feet, 18cm (7ins) high; with original oval outline black marble base, 21cm (88.25ins) high. Peter Litherland is recorded in Baillie, G.H. Watchmakers & Clockmakers of the World as working from circa 1790 until his death in 1805 with the firm continuing as Litherland, Whiteside & Company until 1816 when it became Litherland, Davies & Company. The escapement fitted to the current lot is a rare form of rack lever (non-detached) that was patented by Litherland in 1792 (Patent number1889). 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 or one of correct period and/or type. Pendulums, weights, winding and case keys: we cannot guarantee that the correct number of weights (where appropriate) and/or keys are present with the clock, nor do we indicate in the catalogue description whether weights or keys are present as many clocks are consigned without them. 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 for English clocks). 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. Condition report disclaimer

Auktionsarchiv: Los-Nr. 23
Auktion:
Datum:
04.09.2013
Auktionshaus:
Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
16-17 Pall Mall
St James’s
London, SW1Y 5LU
Großbritannien und Nordirland
info@dreweatts.com
+44 (0)20 78398880
Beschreibung:

A French Empire gilt and patinated bronze figural mantel timepiece Now with rack lever watch movement by Litherland and Company, Liverpool, early 19th century The four pillar fusee full-plate movement with rack lever escapement and sprung three arm monometallic balance, the backplate with large Slow/Fast regulation scale and diamond endstone to the chased balance cock incorporating signature LITHERLAND & CO., PATENTEES, now with circular white enamel Roman numeral dial with gilt spade hands within cast laurel surround, in a case modelled as an anchor resting against a bale of cotton opposing a figure of a first generation African American wearing pantaloons, on oval plinth base applied with mount cast with tied bale of wheat flanked by dolphins above shallow skirt and turned toupe feet, 18cm (7ins) high; with original oval outline black marble base, 21cm (88.25ins) high. Peter Litherland is recorded in Baillie, G.H. Watchmakers & Clockmakers of the World as working from circa 1790 until his death in 1805 with the firm continuing as Litherland, Whiteside & Company until 1816 when it became Litherland, Davies & Company. The escapement fitted to the current lot is a rare form of rack lever (non-detached) that was patented by Litherland in 1792 (Patent number1889). 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 or one of correct period and/or type. Pendulums, weights, winding and case keys: we cannot guarantee that the correct number of weights (where appropriate) and/or keys are present with the clock, nor do we indicate in the catalogue description whether weights or keys are present as many clocks are consigned without them. 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 for English clocks). 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. Condition report disclaimer

Auktionsarchiv: Los-Nr. 23
Auktion:
Datum:
04.09.2013
Auktionshaus:
Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
16-17 Pall Mall
St James’s
London, SW1Y 5LU
Großbritannien und Nordirland
info@dreweatts.com
+44 (0)20 78398880
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