A late 18th century ebonised musical table clock Robert Philp, London
Lot 57W
A late 18th century ebonised musical table clock
Robert Philp, London
Sold for £6,875 (US$ 10,680) inc. premium

Lot Details
A late 18th century ebonised musical table clock Robert Philp, London
A late 18th century ebonised musical table clock
Robert Philp, London
The pagoda top case surmounted by four gilt finials, over applied frets, hinged handles and foliate scroll cast side frets, the corners with applied term mounts, bordering the shaped bezel with cast strapwork, raised on foliate feet, the 6.75 inch silvered Roman and Arabic dial with subsidiary strike/silent and Air/Song dials, bordering the applied silvered signature plaque, the triple fusee movement with verge escapement chiming the hour on ten bells via ten hammers, striking the hour on an eleventh bell, the backplate engraved with foliage and flowers, centred on the signature cartouche. 65cm (25.5in)

Footnotes

  • Ord-Hume records in 'The Musical Clock' Mayfield Books 1995, page 318, that Robert Philip (Philp) worked at 6 New Court, St John Street, Clerkenwell between 1777 and 1811, producing musical clocks, watches and astronomical clocks, including one exhibited in the Peiping Museum, China.
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