A fine and rare mid 19th century coromandel cased eight day duration marine chronometer  John Poole, Maker to the Admiralty, 57 Fenchurch St. London, no 4253
Lot 69Y
A fine and rare mid 19th century coromandel cased eight day duration marine chronometer
John Poole, Maker to the Admiralty, 57 Fenchurch St. London, no 4253
Sold for £ 8,125 (US$ 10,652) inc. premium

Fine Clocks

13 Dec 2017, 14:00 GMT

London, New Bond Street

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A fine and rare mid 19th century coromandel cased eight day duration marine chronometer  John Poole, Maker to the Admiralty, 57 Fenchurch St. London, no 4253
A fine and rare mid 19th century coromandel cased eight day duration marine chronometer
John Poole, Maker to the Admiralty, 57 Fenchurch St. London, no 4253
The well-figured three part case with vacant brass shield-shaped escutcheon to the top lid with rouched purple velvet lined interior, the centre section with applied mother of pearl signature plaque and the lower section set with a pair of recessed campaign style handles, felt-lined bottom and lock, each section with a full-width brass hinge, the lowermost with raised dust beading, the 4.5 inch signed silvered dial with outer Arabic five-minute markers, Roman numerals and gold hands, the sector below XII engraved 1-7 giving days power reserve, the subsidiary above VI marked for running seconds and with red lettering 'PRIZE MEDALS/ PARIS 1855/ LONDON 1862', the spotted gilt brass movement with maintaining power to the chain fusee, the Earnshaw type spring detent escapement set on a numbered sub-plate with the freesprung helical spring with diamond endstone and cut bimetallic balance with Poole's auxiliary compensation, all set in a numbered weighted brass bowl suspended in lockable gimbals, with safety winding key recessed in a coromandel corner bracket The case 20cms (7.5 in) wide.
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