A fine and rare gilt rustic branch tripod timepiece with kettle pendulum and glass domeThomas Cole for E. White, 20 Cockspur St., London Circa 1860

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Lot 157
A fine and rare gilt rustic branch tripod timepiece with kettle pendulum and glass dome
Thomas Cole for E. White, 20 Cockspur St., London Circa 1860

Sold for US$ 11,950 inc. premium

The Art of Time

16 Oct 2019, 13:00 EDT

New York

A fine and rare gilt rustic branch tripod timepiece with kettle pendulum and glass dome
Thomas Cole for E. White, 20 Cockspur St., London
Date: Circa 1860
Movement: The train between tapered plates joined by four screwed cylindrical pillars, Brocot escapement mounted on subplate above, pendulum in the form of a silvered lidded cauldron with rating nut on the rod, No. 1637 punched on front plate
Dial: Oval, within bent twig bezel, roman chapter ring on scroll engraved ground enclosing central rosette, blued fleur-de-lys hands
Case: Realistically modeled twigs forming a tripod supporting the dial, movement and roller suspension for pendulum, on circular gilt base raised on bun feet, a conforming velvet pad with central applied gilt mock campfire
Size: 20 ½ in (52cm) high excluding dome
Accompaniments: glass dome

Footnotes

  • A virtually identical clock, No. 1642 is illustrated and described in J. B. Hawkins, Thomas Cole & Victorian Clockmaking pp 110-111.
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A fine and rare gilt rustic branch tripod timepiece with kettle pendulum and glass domeThomas Cole for E. White, 20 Cockspur St., London Circa 1860
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