Lot 74
  • 74

A laburnum oyster and marquetry longcase clock, Edward Burgis, London

7,000 - 10,000 GBP
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  • 198cm. 6ft. 6in. high
10-inch dial with winged cherub spandrels, signed Edw Burgis Londini Fecit, matted centre with seconds dial and date aperture, the movement with four latched vase-turned pillars, anchor escapement, bolt and shutter maintaining power, internal locking plate striking on a bell, the associated case with flat top moulded cornice, foliate frieze fret and spiral pilasters to the rising hood, replaced rectangular trunk door with ivorine plaque for Percy Webster, the plinth with later moulded base, the whole veneered with panels of oysters and marquetry flowers and leaves on an ebony ground


Dial clean, chapter ring worn, matting possibly refreshed, hands replaced. Movement in generally good condition and appears to retain the original wheelwork, escapewheel possibly replaced, bell stand moved from front to back, bolt and shutter maintaining power re-instated. The associated and restored case with replaced trunk door veneered to match the plinth, stiles altered, plinth with later moulded base but retaining the original sockets for bun feet. With pendulum, two brass-cased weights, winder and case key.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping.

Important Notice regarding importation into the United States of Rolex watches
Sotheby's cannot arrange for the delivery of Rolex watches to the United States because U.S. laws restricts the import of Rolex watches. The buyer or a designated agent may collect the property in the country of sale."