A fine and rare mid 19th century tripod timepiece compendium Attributed to Thomas Cole for Smith & Sons of Clerkenwell
Lot 107
A fine and rare mid 19th century tripod timepiece compendium
Attributed to Thomas Cole for Smith & Sons of Clerkenwell
Sold for £23,750 (US$ 37,164) inc. premium

Lot Details
A fine and rare mid 19th century tripod timepiece compendium Attributed to Thomas Cole for Smith & Sons of Clerkenwell A fine and rare mid 19th century tripod timepiece compendium Attributed to Thomas Cole for Smith & Sons of Clerkenwell A fine and rare mid 19th century tripod timepiece compendium Attributed to Thomas Cole for Smith & Sons of Clerkenwell
A fine and rare mid 19th century tripod timepiece compendium
Attributed to Thomas Cole for Smith & Sons of Clerkenwell
Surmounted by the integral plumbob, the silvered 6.25 inch gothic Roman dial with subsidiary seconds at XII, calendar at IX, day at III and state of wind at VI, punctuated by four lozenges, each engraved with Prince of Wales feathers, on a hatched ground with foliate tendrils, the plain gilt bezel with an applied shaped apron to the lower edge housing the hand setting arbor, raised on three substantial rectangular section supports, the front two supporting a celsius and fahrenheit thermometer respectively, each with an applied silvered scale, the moulded circular plinth base with engraved foliate and geometric borders, housing an aneroid barometer with silvered dial and key adjusted recording hand (hand lacking), beneath the adjustable beat scale and highly polished spherical pendulum bob, the 8 day movement with single fusee movement and dead beat escapement. 52cm (20.5in) excluding dome.

Footnotes

  • A direct parallel to this timepiece does not appear in the standard literature, however the base is treated in a near identical manner to other examples of his tripod timepieces, with scrolling foliage and engraved 'fluted' borders to the base, the movement too is typical of that used by Cole featuring a divided backplate.
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