Lot 37
  • 37

An English ormolu timepiece for the Chinese market in the manner of James Cox, circa 1800,

Estimate
3,000 - 5,000 GBP
Sold
15,000 GBP
bidding is closed

Description

  • gilt-bronze, brass, steel, enamel, glass
2¼-inch enamel dial with visible paste-set balance, subsidiary hours, minutes, seconds, lunar date and regulation dials, the fusee movement with cylinder escapement and with finely engraved rear cover, the drum surmounted by and eagle and flanked by sprays of bulrushes, mounted on the back of a boldly cast and finely chased lion

Provenance

Probably Sir William Forbes, 6th Bt. (1739-1806)

Catalogue Note

An almost identical lion is illustrated Ian White, English Clocks for the Eastern Markets, AHS 2012, pg. 191
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