A GEORGE III BRASS-MOUNTED PADOUK WOOD STRIKING BRACKET CLOCK BY NICHOLAS PREVOST, LONDON, THE CASE ATTRIBUTED TO FREDERICK HINTZ, CIRCA 1735
A GEORGE III BRASS-MOUNTED PADOUK WOOD STRIKING BRACKET CLOCK BY NICHOLAS PREVOST, LONDON, THE CASE ATTRIBUTED TO FREDERICK HINTZ, CIRCA 1735
A GEORGE III BRASS-MOUNTED PADOUK WOOD STRIKING BRACKET CLOCK BY NICHOLAS PREVOST, LONDON, THE CASE ATTRIBUTED TO FREDERICK HINTZ, CIRCA 1735
A GEORGE III BRASS-MOUNTED PADOUK WOOD STRIKING BRACKET CLOCK BY NICHOLAS PREVOST, LONDON, THE CASE ATTRIBUTED TO FREDERICK HINTZ, CIRCA 1735
A GEORGE III BRASS-MOUNTED PADOUK WOOD STRIKING BRACKET CLOCK BY NICHOLAS PREVOST, LONDON, THE CASE ATTRIBUTED TO FREDERICK HINTZ, CIRCA 1735
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A GEORGE III BRASS-MOUNTED PADOUK WOOD STRIKING BRACKET CLOCK BY NICHOLAS PREVOST, LONDON, THE CASE ATTRIBUTED TO FREDERICK HINTZ, CIRCA 1735

Estimate: 5,000 - 8,000 USD

A GEORGE III BRASS-MOUNTED PADOUK WOOD STRIKING BRACKET CLOCK BY NICHOLAS PREVOST, LONDON, THE CASE ATTRIBUTED TO FREDERICK HINTZ, CIRCA 1735

Estimate: 5,000 - 8,000 USD

Lot Details

Description

PROPERTY OF A FLORIDA COLLECTOR


A GEORGE III BRASS-MOUNTED PADOUK WOOD STRIKING BRACKET CLOCK BY NICHOLAS PREVOST, LONDON, THE CASE ATTRIBUTED TO FREDERICK HINTZ, CIRCA 1735


the dial signed Nicholas Prevost London on a silvered plaque in the false pendulum aperture

height 16 ½ in.; width 6 ½ in.; length 9 ½ in.

41.9 cm; 16.5 cm; 24.1 cm

Condition Report

Case in good conserved condition, with only minor signs of wear and rubbing to gilding. Blind fretwork and spandrels probably replaced.

The movement with five pillars, knife-edge verge escapement, pull quarter repeat on six bells via six hammers with engraved pulley on the backplate, hour strike on a further bell. Clock is apparently in working order but has not been tested; please note we do not guarantee working order of clock movements.


"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."

Cataloguing

Provenance

Christie's London, 1 July 2005, lot 134

Partridge Fine Art Ltd., London, June 2006

Catalogue Note

When previously sold at auction, this clock was accompanied by a brass-mounted padouk wall bracket (now lacking) in the manner of the émigré German cabinetmaker and luthier Frederick Hintz (d.1772), who would have been likely to produce the case as well. Based in Leicester Fields, Hintz was a member of the Moravian Brotherhood, like his celebrated colleague and compatriot Abraham Roentgen, who worked in London between 1731 and 1737. Brass inlaid furniture was fashionable during the 1730s, popularized notably by the work of John Channon, and Hintz is known to have created work in this style as well, for example a tea table with brass and mother-of-pearl inlay now in the Victoria & Albert Museum, London (W.3-1965). 

Style: Silver, Ceramics, Furniture
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