A modern lacquered brass limited edition Congreve Rolling Ball Clock Thwaites and Reed, Number 83

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Lot 7
A modern lacquered brass limited edition Congreve Rolling Ball Clock
Thwaites and Reed, Number 83

Sold for £ 2,868 (US$ 3,564) inc. premium
A modern lacquered brass limited edition Congreve Rolling Ball Clock
Thwaites and Reed, Number 83
the case with architectural pediment over three subsidiary dials for hours, minutes and seconds, supported by four corinthian columns and set below with a hinged platform with grooved run and subsidiary seconds indication on a rotating rod, on a stepped plinth with applied makers label and a mahogany base bearing the applied plate "This is Clock No 83/ Of a Limited Edition of 100/ Made AD1972 for J.Hirst Esq. Littleborough", on brass capped corners with adjustable brass supports, together with a perspex dome the base 48cms wide

Footnotes

  • Thwaites and Reed made 100 of these clocks based on Congreves early 19th century original in 1972. This particular example is sold with the numbered reprint of the patent granted to Congreve in 1808.
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