An impressive quarter chiming burr walnut-veneered table clock The movement and dial late 19th century, signed William Rogers, Liverpool. The case made and veneered in the mid 20th century by Vaudrey Mercer.

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Lot 25
An impressive quarter chiming burr walnut-veneered table clock
The movement and dial late 19th century, signed William Rogers, Liverpool. The case made and veneered in the mid 20th century by Vaudrey Mercer.

Sold for £ 1,530 (US$ 1,983) inc. premium

Fine Clocks

19 Jun 2019, 14:00 BST

London, New Bond Street

An impressive quarter chiming burr walnut-veneered table clock
The movement and dial late 19th century, signed William Rogers, Liverpool. The case made and veneered in the mid 20th century by Vaudrey Mercer.
The caddy top over a deeply moulded cornice and two arched side panels, on a moulded base and (later) block feet, the 7.5 inch arched dial with silvered Roman and Arabic chapter ring with matted centre and shaped signature cartouche with blued steel hands, below two subsidiaries for 'Chime/Silent', and 'Chime on Eight Bells/Westminster Chimes', surrounded by foliate spandrels. The substantial triple chain fusee movement with anchor escapement to a wooden rod pendulum with cylindrical lead bob, chiming the quarters on a run of eight bells and hammers and striking the hours on a ninth bell.

The lot is sold with two case keys and a large brass winding key. 63cms (24 1/2ins)high

Footnotes

  • Vaudrey Mercer (1905-1993) wrote three of the great reference works of the 20th century, John Arnold & Son, Chronometer Makers, 1762-1843 (1972); The Life and Letters of Edward John Dent Chronometer Maker and some account of his successors(1977); The Frodshams The Story of a Family Chronometer Makers(1981).

    As well as a practising GP, he was also an horologist and woodworker - Mercer made the case for the present lot and veneered it himself. He was a founding member of the Antiquarian Horological Society.
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