Lot 51
  • 51

THOMAS TOMPION. A WALNUT MONTH-GOING LONGCASE CLOCK, LONDON, CIRCA 1680

Estimate
40,000 - 60,000 GBP
Sold
50,000 GBP
bidding is closed

Description

10-inch latched dial with double wheatear border, signed along the lower edge Tho Tompion Londini Fecit, winged cherub spandrels, finely matted centre with subsidiary seconds dial and date aperture, the movement with six latched, knopped and ringed pillars, reversed five wheel trains, anchor escapement, bolt and shutter maintaining power, external locking plate striking on a bell, pendulum replaced, the probably associated Tompion case with flat top, moulded cornice and spiral pilasters to the formerly rising hood, the rectangular trunk door with later lenticle and numbered on the inner edge 95, the inner surface with a very distressed copy of Tompion's equation table, the re-built plinth with moulded base and bun feet
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