A fine early 19th century rosewood travelling bracket timepiece with rise and fall regulation Barwise, London
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A fine early 19th century rosewood travelling bracket timepiece with rise and fall regulation Barwise, London
Sold for £5,625 (US$ 9,448) inc. premium
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A fine early 19th century rosewood travelling bracket timepiece with rise and fall regulation
Barwise, London
The stepped top surmounted by a stirrup-shaped handle on a central boss and brass plate over further brass banding and arched glazed side apertures to a plinth base on acorn feet, the 4 inch one-piece signed silvered dial with subsidiary dial in the arch marked 0-60 for time regulation over a Roman hour track with heart-shaped hands, the substantial shouldered movement filling the case, with chain fusee and anchor escapement 31cms (12.25ins) high

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  • John Barwise was born in Cockermouth, Cumberland in 1755, the son of Lot Barwise. He began working in St Martin's Lane, London circa 1780. Between 1819 and 1823, the business was known as Barwise and Sons and then from circa 1823 until circa 1843, John Barwise became a partner in Western and Barwise. He was thought to have died in 1842 but this date was discovered to be incorrect. He was supposedly appointed chairman of the British Watch Co but this may have been his son.
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  1. Charles Crisford
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  2. James Stratton
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