Lot 10
  • 10

A red japanned table clock, William Tomlinson, London, circa 1740

8,000 - 12,000 GBP
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  • Oak, brass, steel,
  • 53cm. 21in. high
8-inch dial with female mask and scroll spandrels, signed Tomlinson, London, matted centre with mock pendulum and date apertures, moon dial in the arch, strike/silent lever above XI, the movement with six knopped pillars, verge escapement, striking on a bell and pull quarter repeating on a nest of six bells, the foliate engraved backplate signed Wm Tomlinson, London, the case with inverted bell top, brass carrying handle and finials, moulded base, the whole decorated in gilt with chinoiseries


Dial in good, clean, restored condition. Movement is complete and appears to have been recently cleaned and overhauled, escapement possibly reconverted to verge. Case in generally good, clean condition with numerous old scuffs and marks throughout. With 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."

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