Catalogue of Portrait Miniatures, Rare Table Clocks, Watches and Other Objects of Vertu

Catalogue no: 1340
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 16 Illustrations: 3 Language(s): English Publication date: 21st May, 1953
Editor: Publisher: Sotheby & Co.
Dimensions: 245mm x 150mm Condition: Good
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Sale with 31 lots of horological interest including 11 lots (93-103), the Property of G.H.Kingsley Esq.. Details as follows; Lots 93-103. The Property of G.H.Kingsley Esq. All these lots are examples of South German Renaissance clocks from 16th/17th century. Only 2 of these are signed. Lot 100, Table clock by Thodias Kuster 1620, and Lot 103, Astronomical Tabernacle clock by Georg Costenbader 1583.(the latter illustrated). 2 others illustrated, Lots 101 and 102, a chamber clock and a cricific clock respectively. Ilbert makes some comments on condition and prices realised The remaining lots are all watches, the most intersting being Lot 118, a Rare Gold Pocket Chronomter by John Arnold, inscribed Arnold Lumden Inv. Et Fecit, no. 34. Ilbert makes a number of disparaging comments. Remaining lots include examples by the following makers; Wm. Culross, London; Thomas Windmills, London (clockwatch); Marmaduke Storr; Gay fils, Turin; Phillipe Terrot, Geneva; Samuel Toulmin, London no.3171; David Hubert, London no.2360 (repeater); Windmill, London; L'Epine, Paris; Conyers Dunlop, London no.3715 (repeater); Jonathan Lownes in Pall Mall (repeater, repousse case); Griffiths and Adamas, London (repeater); Meron no.7745 (repeater); Breguet (repeater); Piquegnat Tissot, Chaux de Fonds; Justin Vulliamy, London; H.Thornton, London no.1118 (repeater); Quare and Horseman, no.5115; Fox and Son, London; Pechel, London; Josephson, London Comments and prices realised by Ilbert plus official results attached to rear cover
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