A Three Month Going Astronomical Longcase Timepiece by Jarvis, Hastings, 1984 Jarvis, Hastings, 1984

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Lot 60TP
A Three Month Going Astronomical Longcase Timepiece by Jarvis, Hastings, 1984
Jarvis, Hastings, 1984

Sold for £ 18,812 (US$ 24,712) inc. premium

Fine Clocks

19 Jun 2019, 14:00 BST

London, New Bond Street

A Three Month Going Astronomical Longcase Timepiece by Jarvis, Hastings, 1984
Jarvis, Hastings, 1984
The teak veneered case with rectilinear glazed hood over the tapered trunk with rectangular glazed panel and large brass key escutcheon to the door, the base with applied brass disk over a vertical line.

The lacquered brass mask cut for the 5 inch silvered Roman mean time dial with centre seconds and subsidiary 100 day state of wind sector, over flanking day and perpetual calendar dials, over the central astronomical dial with geocentric sun, rotating moon and nodal hands within concentric twice twelve hour register, age of moon, month and star sign. Flanking this are two subsidiaries for sunrise and sunset over the final dial showing the position of the planets with astrological track and month aperture.

The single chain fusee movement with maintaining power, Brocot type escapement to a thirty second remontoir mounted in a sub-frame. The Orrery also mounted in a sub-frame, together with the sunrise/sunset dials each operating via rack and pinion on a shaped cam. The steel and aluminium gridiron pendulum with temperature sector. The movement and pendulum secured to the case by a lugged steel plate. 185.50cms (73ins) high

Footnotes

  • This timepiece was exhibited at: the Crafts Council 1984
    The Science Museum, London 1984
    Prescot Clock Museum, 1985
    Goldsmith's Hall, 1987
    It was awarded a certificate of Excellence by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers in 1987.
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