A fine early Victorian rosewood cased travelling clock with original felt-lined mahogany travelling box Arnold and Frodsham, 84 Strand, London, No 823 2
Lot 96Y
A fine early Victorian rosewood cased travelling clock with original felt-lined mahogany travelling box Arnold and Frodsham, 84 Strand, London, No 823 2
Sold for £40,850 (US$ 65,374) inc. premium

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A fine early Victorian rosewood cased travelling clock with original felt-lined mahogany travelling box Arnold and Frodsham, 84 Strand, London, No 823 2
A fine early Victorian rosewood cased travelling clock with original felt-lined mahogany travelling box
Arnold and Frodsham, 84 Strand, London, No 823
The rectangular case with bevelled glazed top over a concave moulding and glazed side apertures to a plinth base on squat bun feet, the front door with arched gilt brass sight ring enclosing the white enamel Roman chapter ring and heart shaped hands to the florally engraved centre further decorated with different patterns of engine turning, the surrounding gilt mask of pierced flowing foliage on a mirrored ground, signed in a shaped cartouche above XII 'Arnold/Chas Frodsham/84 Strand London/823' the signed and numbered movement wound from the rear with twin chain fusees, the going train with maintaining power and cut and compensated bimetallic balance to the lever platform escapement, the strike train sounding on a long circular-section blued steel gong and with hour repeat button set to the right hand side of the case . Sold in the original mahogany travelling case with padded felt lined interior and leather strap handle The clock 19cms (7.5ins) high, the outer box 23cms (9ins) high. (2)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    This clock has been in the vendors family for at least three generations.


    Arnold and Frodsham were in partnership from 1843 to 1857. A similar clock, numbered 860 and probably from the same series but housed in a traditional brass case is illustrated in Roberts: Carriage and other Travelling Clocks, Schiffer, 1993, Figure 19-6 and Allix and Bonnert: Carriage Clocks, ACC, 1974, plate IX/45.
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