Bonhams : A good mid 19th century rosewood travelling clock with 'loud/soft' striking option Payne, 163 New Bond Street
A good mid 19th century rosewood travelling clock with 'loud/soft' striking option Payne, 163 New Bond Street

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Lot 91
A good mid 19th century rosewood travelling clock with 'loud/soft' striking option
Payne, 163 New Bond Street

Sold for £ 16,800 (US$ 21,063) inc. premium

Fine Clocks

17 Jun 2008, 14:00 BST

London, New Bond Street

A good mid 19th century rosewood travelling clock with 'loud/soft' striking option
Payne, 163 New Bond Street
Surmounted by a folding cast handle with traces of original gilding over a bevelled glass panel, similar side panels to an ogee moulding on a plinth base and brass squat bun feet, the elaborately engraved foliate dial with Roman chapter ring and foliate scrolled half hour marks, blued steel fleur-de-lys hands, the twin chain fusee movement with maintaining power to a large gilt platform with lever escapement to a cut and compensated bi metallic balance and blued steel spring, with engraved regulation arc to the signed backplate, striking on a coiled steel gong (the block stamped FD) 27.5 (10.75in) high.

Footnotes

  • The option of a soft and loud tone is a rare feature on any striking clock and the effect that it has is surprisingly engaging. The tone change is actuated in an ingenious manner. The hammerhead is relatively wide and is constructed in two parts - one half brass and the other half leather. When 'soft' is chosen via the selection lever mounted to the left hand side of the case, the hammer arbour is pushed so as to align the leather section of the hammerhead against the gong surface, thereby giving a more muted strike.
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