Gold & Silversmiths Comp., London, 170 x 130 mm, circa 1905
A very fine and rare Victorian strut clock with calendar and 8 day power reserve in the manner of Thomas Cole - with original silk-lined morocco case Case: brass, gilt, facet glazed front, finely chased and florally engraved, tiered frame, the sides decorated with applications of florally engraved pilasters, finely engraved eyelet, hinged stand. Dial: silvered, finely decorated with flower and foliage engravings, eccentric hour chapter ring with radial Roman numerals, two subsidiary calendar rings below for weekdays and date, blued Fleur-de-Lys hands. Movm.: square brass full plate movement, keywind, platform with lever escapement, gold screw compensation balance.
Similar clocks are illustrated and described in: "Carriage and other Travelling Clocks" by Derek Roberts, Atglen 1993, p. 263-280.
The Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Company The firm was established in 1880 by William Gibson (d. 1913) and John Lawrence Langman (1846-1928). The firm participated to a number of national and international exhibitions, as Colonial and Indian Exhibition (London, 1886), Paris (1889), Chicago (1893), California (1894), Paris (1900) and Franco-British Exhibition (London, 1908).
Estimate 8,500 - 12,000 €
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