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Joseph Knibb. A Brass Miniature Lantern Clock, Oxford, circa 1670

Estimate:

6,000 - 9,000 GBP

Joseph Knibb. A Brass Miniature Lantern Clock, Oxford, circa 1670

Joseph Knibb. A Brass Miniature Lantern Clock, Oxford, circa 1670

Estimate:

6,000 - 9,000 GBP

Lot sold:

18,900

GBP

Authenticity guarantee

What is guaranteed?

Joseph Knibb. A Brass Miniature Lantern Clock, Oxford, circa 1670


3½-inch chapter ring, the dial plate finely engraved with tulips, alarm disc lacking, the dolphin fret signed along the lower edge Joseph Knibb, Oxon, Fecit, the conventional movement with verge escapement and short bob pendulum, external locking plate striking on the replaced top-mounted bell, the posted case with finely turned finials, tapered pillars and ball feet, with iron hoops and spurs, alarm train lacking; together with a modern walnut wall bracket

20cm; 8in high

PROSPECTIVE PURCHASES ARE ADVISED TO INSPECT IN PERSON. Heavily restored throughout. Dial in generally good condition, silvering to chapter ring rubbed, steel hand polished and probably replaced. Movement steelwork highly polished, hammer spring filed and possibly replaced, escape wheel and pallets replaced, bell replaced though bell strap looks original, all alarm work lacking. No weight but with modern wall bracket.


**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 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."