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A MAHOGANY LONGCASE REGULATOR, ROBERT FLETCHER, EDINBURGH, CIRCA 1840

A MAHOGANY LONGCASE REGULATOR, ROBERT FLETCHER, EDINBURGH, CIRCA 1840

A MAHOGANY LONGCASE REGULATOR, ROBERT FLETCHER, EDINBURGH, CIRCA 1840

A MAHOGANY LONGCASE REGULATOR, ROBERT FLETCHER, EDINBURGH, CIRCA 1840


12½-inch silvered dial with outer minute track enclosing subsidiary seconds dial with observatory marks and an hours dial, signed Fletcher, Edinburgh, the massive movement with five double-screwed pillars, deadbeat escapement with jewelled pallets, high count train with six spoke wheel crossings, Harrison's maintaining power, end plates to all possible pivots except the great wheel, cranked crutch, the separately suspended pendulum with beat adjustment to the roller suspension, wood rod and massive lenticular bob, the case with shallow-arch top and canted hood corners, glazed trunk door and plain plinth with plain apron

197cm. 6ft. 5½in. high


Please note: Condition 11 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (Online Only) is not applicable to this lot.


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Dial in good condition, silvering rubbed in places. Movement in very good condition but is much in need of a clean and fresh oil. Case in generally good original condition throughout, moulding missing from top right side of hood, beat plaque missing from backboard, other old scuffs and marks throughout commensurate with age. With pendulum, brass-cased weight and winder but no case keys.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The online condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance purposes only. The images of the lot also form part of the online condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Any reference to condition in the online condition report does not amount to a full description of condition. The online condition report may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the online condition report of the lot or shown in the online images of the lot (for example, the online condition report 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. The online condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation but rather the online condition report is a statement of subjective, qualified opinion (for example, information regarding colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact). Please also note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and wrist bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. In addition, certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot (for example, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades). For these reasons, the online condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. Prospective buyers should also refer to the Buying at Auction guide which includes important notices concerning the type of property in this sale. 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. Please be advised that wristbands 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.


**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."

Robert Graham Fletcher (1797-1851), is recorded as having worked as a watchmaker in Edinburgh between 1825 and 1851. The underside of the seatboard bearing a watch paper for George Alfred Norris, (1829-1895) watchmaker and jeweller of Notting Hill, London.