This 19th century clock is due to be auctioned next month in England, is certain to create substantial international interest from horologists, collectors and the trade alike, it has a 13 inch arched square brass dial signed Thos Turner, the silvered chapter ring has Roman numerals and had an engraved matt centre, the arch has two subsidiary dials - STRIKE/SILENT & CHIME ON 8 BELLS, CHIME ON 4 BELLS, it is fitted with an 8 day movement striking on eight bells and a gong, and is in a mahogany case of architectural form, having Corinthian columns flanking the glazed door, it stands 48 inch high, and is on a mahogany stand (38 in high) making it over 7 ft overall in height! The family have, by repute understood it to have come from The Great Exhibition 1851. Although it is clearly an exhibition piece, there is unfortunately no documented evidence.
To be sold by Charterhouse Auctioneers (address below) on Friday 17th March 2006 estimate £10,000 - 15,000 GBP.
Richard Bromell, Partner.
Charterhouse Auctioneers are based in Shereborne, England. Monthly antique auction sales.
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