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A George III mahogany small longcase regulator, John Holmes, London, circa 1775
Lote. Vendido 37,500 GBP (Precio de adjudicación con prima del comprador)
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A George III mahogany small longcase regulator, John Holmes, London, circa 1775
Lote. Vendido 37,500 GBP (Precio de adjudicación con prima del comprador)
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Recollections of Places Past, Property from the Estate of Sir John and Lady Smith

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A George III mahogany small longcase regulator, John Holmes, London, circa 1775
10¼-inch silvered dial with outer minute ring enclosing a subsidiary seconds dial with astronomer's marks, hours sector and signed Holmes, London, the substantial weight-driven movement with five knopped pillars, high count train, deadbeat escapement with steel escape wheel and jewelled pallets, Harrison's maintaining power, beat adjustment on the cranked crutch, the separately suspended pendulum with roller suspension, glass rod and heavy cylindrical bob with spherical graduated rating nut, the finely moulded case with flat top and reeded canted corners to the hood, rectangular trunk door and panelled plinth with moulded base
183cm. high, 6ft.
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Documentación

Inventory of the Property of Guy O. Smith at Shottesbrooke Park, 1928, vol. I, Mr Smith's Sitting Room / Grandfather clock [sic] by Holmes in mahogany case'
 

Nota del catálogo

John Holmes (c.1728-1797), is believed to have been apprenticed to Henry Hindley of York in 1743. By 1754 he was working in London and appears to have taken over James Ivory's business in The Strand, London in 1762. A fine and innovative maker, Holmes was second cousin to John Smeaton, the civil engineer responsible for Eddystone lighthouse.

The current regulator is of very fine quality throughout.  The case, for which Holmes is perhaps best known, is small, of wonderful proportions and has very fine mouldings. The use of a glass pendulum rod is extremely unusual and almost certainly experimental.

Recollections of Places Past, Property from the Estate of Sir John and Lady Smith

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