GERALD BENNEY: A unique impressive silver-gilt and enamelled 'skyscraper' timepiece London 1992
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GERALD BENNEY: A unique impressive silver-gilt and enamelled 'skyscraper' timepiece London 1992
Sold for £22,500 (US$ 37,818) inc. premium
Lot Details
GERALD BENNEY: A unique impressive silver-gilt and enamelled 'skyscraper' timepiece
London 1992
Hexagonal case, the sides with broader front and back, applied with individual rectangular translucent blue enamelled panels over a fine textured ground, with silver-gilt mounts, the front with forty-two individual small panels in six vertical rows, the four side panels each with twenty-one individual panels in three vertical rows, shagreen covered sloping roof sides and silver-gilt hipped top, below the shaped arch glazed front, flanked by silver-gilt polished panels, the matted silvered dial with Roman hour and Arabic outer minute chapter ring, silver-gilt textured centre engraved GERALD BENNEY LONDON, matted silver roundel above engraved with the crest of Hornby, the reverse with hinged door revealing the battery operated movement,
on a flat base, engraved "TO CELEBRATE ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF THE HORNBY FAMILYS ASSOCIATION WITH W. H. SMITH 1893 - 1993"
height 47cm, length a widest point of the base 19cm, depth at the widest point of the base 15cm, weight total 225oz.

Footnotes

  • Illustrated on page 166, Gerald Benney Goldsmith, The story of fifty years at the bench, by Graham Hughes, published 1998.

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  • Please note this lot is subject to Artists Resale Right (ARR). This means this lot is subject to additional hammer tax please see section 7 Buyers Premium and other charges in the back of the catalogue. This charge works as a sliding scale see table in back of catalogue. With lots selling between 1,000 to 50,000 Euros the lots will be subject to additional hammer tax of 4%.
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