Fine Clocks and Scientific Instruments

13 Dec 2011, starting at 14:00 GMT .

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A Jacques Senecal ivory magnetic azimuth sundial, French, circa 1660,

A silvered brass armorial horizontal sundial, French or English, late 18th century,

A John Ismay clockmaker's brass quadrant, English, early 18th century,

An exceedingly rare equal hour horary quadrant marked with the badge of King Richard II, English, dated 1396,

An unusual Samuel Watson brass or bronze double sundial, English, dated 1688,

A brass universal equinoctial ring dial, English, 18th century,

An early 20th century portrait, oil on canvas, 'Gallileo' after Justus Sustermans Attributed to copyist Michele Garinei (1871-1960)

A 20th century iron model of Gallileo's escapement Signed under the lowermost horizontal bar L.C.Eichner Fecit, MCMXLVI

A 20th century iron model of Galileo's escapement Signed on the lowermost horizontal bar L.C.Eichner Fecit, MCMXLVI

An early 20th century Continental orrery with spring detent escapement

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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.

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