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A George III striking mahogany bracket with automaton, the 7 inch brass dial signed on a recessed silvered plaque in the matted centre Robert Henderson, London, date aperture, scrolled foliate spandrels, Strike/Not lever at 9 o`clock, the shallow arch painted with a scene of two blacksmiths shaping a horseshoe on an anvil, both with automaton arms and hammers, alongside a loosebox with a third farrier shoeing the rear fore of a horse, being his name Conundrum on a plaque behind, the movement with verge escapement, the foliate scroll engraved backplate centred with a basket of flowers, half hour passing strike, the two train fusee movement with trip repeat, in a mahogany bell top case flanked by brass caryatids, urn finials and ogee feet, surmounted by carrying handle, 1ft 7½ in (50cm) high. Provenance - Given to George John Scott on his retirement in 1934 as Treasurer of the Bank of Scotland.

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Estimate: 6,000 GBP - 8,000 GBP

Furniture & Works of Art, Clocks, Pocket Watches & Scientific Instruments - Registration for this sale will end at 4pm the day before the sale

  • Venue Address

  • 51-61 Castle Street
  • Salisbury
  • SP1 3SU
  • United Kingdom
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  • Sale Date

  • 26 Mar 2013 10:00 GMT


Woolley & Wallis

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