A rare and historically interesting one day marine chronometer Thomas Earnshaw, Invt. & Fecit, No 1024 the box 20cms

This lot has been removed from the website, please contact customer services for more information

Lot 104
A rare and historically interesting one day marine chronometer Thomas Earnshaw, Invt. & Fecit, No 1024 the box 20cms

Sold for £ 14,340 (US$ 17,335) inc. premium

Fine Clocks

17 Jun 2003, 14:00 BST

London, New Bond Street

A rare and historically interesting one day marine chronometer
the small signed and numbered freesprung chain fusee movement with maintaining power and diamond endstone to a blued steel helical spring with ten turns and cut balance with wedge shaped weights and six timing screws, further numbered 3911, the 3 inch signed and numbered silvered roman dial with tapering blued steel hands and subsidiary seconds dial, under a domed glass with screw bezel in a two tiered weighted bowl (scratch numbered to the interior) within gimbals, locking via two hinged levers set below the bowl, in a two tiered mahogany box with side handles, applied circular ivory plaque and sliding lid

Footnotes

  • The interior of the sliding lid carries a printed label for E. Dent & Co., 61 Strand & 34 &3? Royal Exchange. Another label, 'Form No.213' from the Royal Observatory, Greenwich is applied to the inside of the upper section and notes that Earnshaw 1024 was repaired in February 1880.
    Thomas Earnshaw (1749-1829) was the inventor of the spring-detent escapement which revolutionised the manufacture of marine timekeepers.
A rare and historically interesting one day marine chronometer Thomas Earnshaw, Invt. & Fecit, No 1024 the box 20cms
Auction information

This sale is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future sales, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this sale, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories, buyer's premium excluding Cars, Motorbikes, Wine and Coin & Medal sales, will be as follows:

Buyer's Premium Rates
27.5% on the first £2,500 of the hammer price;
25% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of £2,500 up to and including £300,000;
20% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of £300,000 up to and including £3,000,000;
and 13.9% of the hammer price of any amounts in excess of £3,000,000.

VAT at the current rate of 20% will be added to the Buyer's Premium and charges excluding Artists Resale Right.

Payment Notices

For payment information please refer to the sale catalog.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.