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A George III ormolu quarter striking mantel clock for the Chinese market, in the manner of James Tregent, unsigned, English, circa 1790

Property from a European Private Collection

A George III ormolu quarter striking mantel clock for the Chinese market, in the manner of James Tregent, unsigned, English, circa 1790

A George III ormolu quarter striking mantel clock for the Chinese market, in the manner of James Tregent, unsigned, English, circa 1790

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Property from a European Private Collection

A George III ormolu quarter striking mantel clock for the Chinese market, in the manner of James Tregent, unsigned, English, circa 1790


3-inch enamel dial with sweep seconds and outer seconds ring enclosing the hours and minutes dial and a subsidiary "diablotine" dial indicating jump 1/5 seconds, the movement with chain fusee to the going train, brass cylinder escapement with plain steel three-arm balance and finely pierced and engraved foliate balance cock and mounts, silvered regulation dial, standing barrel for striking the hours and quarters with two hammers on a single bell, the drum case surmounted by an eagle and supported on four adorsed dolphins, on a pierced oval base with foliate scroll feet linked by floral swags,

height 37cm, width 21cm

Flawless enamel dial with good original hands. Movement is complete and would reluctantly run at cataloguing but is very much in need of a clean and fresh oil. Case in generally good condition and retaining the original gilding, one floral swag mount damaged to the rear, otherwise good. No winder.



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"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."

Bought from Jeremy Ltd, 16th June 1997, for £25,000.