A late 19th century quarter striking and chiming musical ebonised table clock with quarter repeat J.C. Jennens, London fl.1861-75
Lot 487
A late 19th century quarter striking and chiming musical ebonised table clock with quarter repeat J.C. Jennens, London fl.1861-75
Sold for £2,750 (US$ 4,617) inc. premium
Auction Details
The Chester Sale Chester
6 Dec 2012 11:00 GMT

Auction 20172
Lot Details
A late 19th century quarter striking and chiming musical ebonised table clock with quarter repeat
J.C. Jennens, London fl.1861-75
Having an 8 inch arched brass dial with gilt rococo shell-work spandrels, silvered chapter ring and chime/silent, Westminster/Chime on Eight Bells subsidiaries, striking the hours on a gong, matted centre and serpentine hands The triple chain fusee movement with anchor escapement and rack striking on nine bells with engraved back-plate and pendulum, the back-plate signed F C Jennens, London; the bell top ebonised case surmounted with gilt brass urn finials, caryatid and floral swag canted corner mounts, pierced brass break arch sound panels and brass carrying handles to the sides, on a shaped plinth raised on gilt brass scrolling bracket feet. With pendulum, key and 2 winders. Sold with key and 2 winders 67cm (26") high

Footnotes

  • Brittens 'Old Clocks and Watches' lists a Jennens, John Creed, 1861-75; 25 Gt Sutton St, Clerkenwell, Clock maker (dir) Page 501.
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