A Charles II olivewood parquetry month going longcase clock Signed Tho : Tompion Londini Fecit, circa 1680 and later
Lot 5252
A Charles II olivewood parquetry month going longcase clock Signed Tho : Tompion Londini Fecit, circa 1680 and later
Sold for US$ 74,500 inc. premium
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A Charles II olivewood parquetry month going longcase clock
Signed Tho : Tompion Londini Fecit, circa 1680 and later
The adapted and restored case with formerly rising flat top hood with molded cornice above convex molding supported by tapered barley twist columns, the rectangular long door inlaid with wavy edge rondels on oyster parquetry ground, similar inlay to the rebuilt plinth with added skirting, 10 inch square gilt dial with latched feet, signed in the engraved wheat ear border, winged cherub spandrels enclosing silvered roman and arabic chapter ring with sword hilt half hour marks, silvered seconds ring and chamfered date aperture in the matted center, shuttered winding holes, blued steel hands, the long rectangular movement plates with chamfered upper corners joined by six knopped ringed latched pillars, five wheel train, anchor escapement and bolt and shutter maintaining power, the back plate with cut out for pallets, striking the hours on a bell by means of a solid countwheel planted on the backplate, on a later seatboard with label of Arthur Vernay 80 in. (203 cm) high

Footnotes

  • Provenance: The Wetherfield Collection, Arthur Vernay

    This clock has not been publicly offered for sale since sold by Arthur Vernay. Several images of the clock early in the 20th century have been published showing progressive alterations to the skirt. These alterations are detailed in The Wetherfield Collection of Clocks by Eric Bruton, p 132. Dr. Yahr bought it from the heirs of the original purchaser after the clock had been in storage for many years.
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