A small mid 18th century and later gilt-metal mounted ebonised table clock with enamel dials  Robert Henderson, London
Lot 60
A small mid 18th century and later, gilt-metal mounted ebonised table clock with enamel dials Robert Henderson, London
Sold for £1,625 (US$ 2,655) inc. premium

Lot Details
A small mid 18th century and later, gilt-metal mounted ebonised table clock with enamel dials
Robert Henderson, London
the bell top with handle and applied mount set between four ball finials, over caryatid front corner mounts and glazed side apertures to a plinth base, the 5 inch arched brass dial with strike/silent subsidiary in the arch over a solid enamel 4.5 inch Roman and Arabic dial signed in the centre, with blued steel hands, the twin gut fusee movement now with anchor escapement and rack strike on a bell,

Footnotes

  • This clock has undergone some alterations in its 250 year history - the enamel dial is a late 18th century improvement - underneath it, the original dial centre can be seen with remnants of its painted foliage intact. There is also evidence of an applied nameplate. The movement too, shows numerous filled and unfilled holes; as such it represents an excellent restoration project.

Saleroom notices

  • Lacking pendulum, key and winder. Case is locked.
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