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A coromandel library timepiece, Thomas Boxell, Brighton, circa 1845

Estimate:

2,500 - 3,500 GBP

Property from a Distinguished Private Collection

A coromandel library timepiece, Thomas Boxell, Brighton, circa 1845

A coromandel library timepiece, Thomas Boxell, Brighton, circa 1845

Estimate:

2,500 - 3,500 GBP

Lot sold:

5,040

GBP

Authenticity guarantee

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Property from a Distinguished Private Collection

A coromandel library timepiece, Thomas Boxell, Brighton, circa 1845


3¼-inch silvered dial signed Boxell, Brighton, the chain fusee movement with maintaining power and a large ratchet-tooth lever platform escapement with plain balance, the plain backplate signed as the dial, the four-glass case with gilt-brass carrying handle and ogee moulded base with brass bun feet

9¼in; 23.5cm high

Dial in good condition. Movement is complete and look as though it would run but may benefit from a clean and fresh oil. Case in good condition throughout with a few very minor scuffs and marks. With winder and case key.



Please note that Condition 12 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (Online Only) is not applicable to this lot.


"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."

Please note that the W symbol has been removed from this lot. This lot will remain in New Bond Street after the sale.
Thomas Boxell was born in Brighton in 1823 and was apprenticed to a local watchmaker.  By 1845 he was running his own business in Albion Street, Brighton, moving to North Street by 1851 and finally to 40 Kings Road in 1856.