A fine and rare mid 19th century engraved and gilt brass combination travelling timepiece in the manner of Thomas Cole with unusual folding handle
Lot 103
A fine and rare mid 19th century engraved and gilt brass combination travelling timepiece in the manner of Thomas Cole with unusual folding handle
Sold for £7,500 (US$ 11,736) inc. premium

Lot Details
A fine and rare mid 19th century engraved and gilt brass combination travelling timepiece in the manner of Thomas Cole with unusual folding handle A fine and rare mid 19th century engraved and gilt brass combination travelling timepiece in the manner of Thomas Cole with unusual folding handle A fine and rare mid 19th century engraved and gilt brass combination travelling timepiece in the manner of Thomas Cole with unusual folding handle A fine and rare mid 19th century engraved and gilt brass combination travelling timepiece in the manner of Thomas Cole with unusual folding handle A fine and rare mid 19th century engraved and gilt brass combination travelling timepiece in the manner of Thomas Cole with unusual folding handle
A fine and rare mid 19th century engraved and gilt brass combination travelling timepiece in the manner of Thomas Cole with unusual folding handle
The rectangular case with intricately moulded cornice over reeded three-quarter columns to a plinth base and block feet, the whole crisply cast and finished, the upper section boldly engraved with foliate scrolls around a well cast circular handle, hinged at opposite sides to enable the handle to lie flat on the top of the clock and act as a bezel around the silvered magnetic compass, the right hand side panel set with a mercury thermometer with engraved Fahrenheit scale in English; the left hand panel set with a mercury thermometer with engraved Reamur scale in French; the front panel set with a recessed 1 5/8ths of an inch silvered Roman dial with subsidiary seconds dial, good blued steel Breguet style hands and elaborate foliate engaving allover, the gilt mask decorated with cherubs in flight around the dial over the manually adjusted monthly calendar with gilt brass columns for days of the week and months of the year, the chain fusee movement with maintaining power to the underslung lever platform escapement with gold three-arm balance, regulated against an engraved scale, the barrel and click mounted on a sub-plate 10.5cms (4.25ins) high.
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