A fine second quarter of the 18th century oak 30-hour longcase clock Denis Chambers, Puckle-church
Lot 157W
A fine second quarter of the 18th century oak 30-hour longcase clock Denis Chambers, Puckle-church
Sold for £1,000 (US$ 1,700) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A fine second quarter of the 18th century oak 30-hour longcase clock
Denis Chambers, Puckle-church
The hood with stepped caddy top set with blind-cut fretwork on columns with giltwood capitals and bases, the long trunk door with a lock and moulded edge, on a plain base, the 11 inch square brass dial with crown and cherub spandrels the silvered Roman chapter ring with elaborate half hour markers and inner quarter-hour track, the matted centre with chamfered and decorated date aperture, unusually signed on an applied silvered oval cartouche, the posted movement screwed to the seatboard from below and with four turned brass columns, the anchor escapement with countwheel strike on the large bell 2.21m (7ft 3ins) high.

Footnotes

  • Literature: Darken and Hooper, English 30 hour clocks, pp144-145.

    This thirty hour clock is notable for several reasons. The applied signature plaque would have added expense and time in production; similarly, the half hour markers are far more elaborate than any standard thirty hour longcase. The middle and back bars of the movement are cast with a side projection to support the fly arbor, a sure sign of West Country manufacture (Puckle-Church lies just east of Bristol). Darken and Hooper also mention that the wheel cutting is of very high quality, the movement is screwed to the seatboard and that the winding click is unusual.

Activities
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Wine, Coins & Medals and Motor Cars and Motorcycles:

Buyer's Premium Rates
25% on the first £50,000 of the Hammer Price
20% from £50,001 to £1,000,000 the Hammer Price
12% from £1,000,001 of the Hammer Price

VAT at the current rate of 20% will be added to the Buyer's Premium and charges excluding Artists Resale Right.

Payment Notices

Payment in advance: by cash, check with banker's card, credit card, bank draft or traveler's cheque.

Payment at collection: by credit or debit card.

Credit card charges: a surcharge of 2% is applicable when using Mastercard, Visa and overseas debit cards.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

Lot symbols
W Shipping & handling restrictions apply

Objects displayed with a w will be located in the Bonhams Warehouse and will only be available for collection from this location.

Contacts
  1. James Stratton
    Specialist - Clocks
    Bonhams
    Work
    101 New Bond Street
    London, United Kingdom W1S 1SR
    Work +44 207 468 8364
    FaxFax: +44 207 468 8370
  2. Charles Crisford
    Specialist - Clocks
    Bonhams
    Work
    101 New Bond Street
    London, United Kingdom W1S 1SR
    Work +44 20 7468 8371
    FaxFax: +44 20 7468 8370