A good third quarter of the 19th century gilt brass oval strut timepiece  C F Hancock, 39 Bruton St, London, No. 1173
Lot 90
A good third quarter of the 19th century gilt brass oval strut timepiece C F Hancock, 39 Bruton St, London, No. 1173
Sold for £5,250 (US$ 8,824) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A good third quarter of the 19th century gilt brass oval strut timepiece
C F Hancock, 39 Bruton St, London, No. 1173
The frame deeply cast with a running border of flowers including peonies and ox-eye daisies within elaborate foliage, enclosing a beaded bezel, the one piece silvered dial with Roman chapter ring engraved within a pattern of interlaced scrollwork, signed in a cartouche below VI, with typical Cole blued steel hands, the eight day movement with shaped plates signed along the lower edge and numbered to the dialplate, with spring barrel to an English lever escapement with monometallic balance, with hand set and integral winding key to the rear and folding shaped support 20cms (8ins) high.

Footnotes

  • Comparative literature:
    An identical case, numbered 1841, is illustrated in Hawkins, Thomas Cole and Victorian Clockmaking, Sydney, 1975, item number 28, differing only in engraved dial design.
    C.F.Hancock worked from 39 Bruton Street from 1848 until 1860. In 1861 he opened up next door and advertised his address as 38-39 Bruton Street.
    Provenance: A private West Country collection.

    Other Thomas Cole timepieces sold in these rooms recently include, 20th June 2012 lot 14 a rare quarter repeating clock £14,000; lot 15 a rare urn-shaped timepiece £18,000.
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