A. Dumas, Paris c1880
This really is a miniature - it is only 3 inches high including the handle in the up position.
This timepiece is smaller than most miniature French carriage clocks. It is an 8-day French carriage timepiece and it has a rectangular enamel dial and a re-gilded corniche case.
The timepiece is stamped on the backplate A. Dumas 543.
William Gabriel, London c1870
A good 2-day marine chronometer in its original 3-tier mahogany box, signed on the silvered dial Gabriel 24. Bishopsgate St. Within. London. No. 101.
The chronometer has subsidiary dials for seconds and state of wind, gold hour and minute hands, and is complete with its original winding key.
Francis Howel, London c1750
A George II, 9¼ inches diameter, bronze horizontal sundial engraved with the maker's name F Howel, London.
Above the maker's name is an engraved monogram. The centre of the dial is also engraved with an 8-point compass rose.
Curta Calculator c1955
A type II Curta calculator, complete with its original metal canister case.
The underside of the Curta is marked System Curt Herzstark Made in Liechtenstein by Contina Ltd Mauren No. 500261.
The calculator is sold with a recent reprint of the Curta instruction manual.
Joseph Windmills, London c1685
A brass lantern clock, by a well respected late 17th century London maker, signed on the engraved dial centre J Windmills London.
The 30-hour, rope driven movement originally had a verge escapement with the pendulum swinging between the trains; it now has an anchor escapement and long pendulum.
Frodsham, London c1974
A high quality reproduction Congreve rolling ball timepiece made by Andrew Fell for E. Dent & Company, London and retailed by Charles Frodsham, London.
This clock is number 036 of a limited edition of 150 examples.
The clock is complete with its original perspex cover with brass corners, and its original winding key.
Tea Table c1825
A George IV mahogany, D shaped tea table with folding top, the latter with reeded edge moulding.
The frieze has a moulded edge and the turned tapering reeded legs terminate in brass capped brass castors.
Width: 35 inches
Depth: 17¼ inches closed, 34½ inches open
Height: 28 inches
Plate 1 from Encyclopédie Méthodique, ou par ordre de Matières published in Paris in 1783
Ouvrages et Outils (Workshop & tools)
A good plate of this well known engraving showing a French horological workshop at the top and tools from the eighteenth century below.
Modern frame and mount.
Thomas Cole, London c1853
A small 30-hour oval strut timepiece, complete with its original travelling case, made by Thomas Cole, London and retailed by C F. Hancock, Bruton Street, London.
The clock has an engraved and silvered dial measuring 3¼ x 2½ inches and blued steel hands, the hour hand of fleur de lys pattern. The dial centre is engraved with a monogram.
Negretti & Zambra, London
An equinoctial sundial, dating from the second half of the 19th century, housed in its original mahogany box and signed on the compass dial Negretti & Zambra London.
The instrument has retained most of its original lacquer.
Thomas de Colmar, Paris c1875
A large French arithmometer with 10 entry digits, 11 revolution counter digits and 20 product digits (ie a 10-11-20 machine), stamped Thomas de Colmar A Paris inventeur No. 1300.
The calculator is housed in its original ebonised box with brass stringing, the lid inlaid with brass letters reading Arithmométre.
Viner & Co., London c1830
This small decorative ebony and ormolu bracket clock, with an engraved, engine turned and gilt dial, signed on the backplate Viner & Co,, 233 Regent St.
The 5-pillar movement, with chain driven fusees, has an anchor escapement and strikes the hours on a bell.
The ebony veneered case has more than 60 good quality chased and gilded mounts.
Case height 16¾ inches, including finial.
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A large nineteenth century brass clockmaker's sector, with the name Edwin Herrick engraved on the back of the hinge.
The instrument is probably of English manufacture.
Portrait of Thomas Tompion
A 20th century facsimile reproduction of the well known mezzotint of Thomas Tompion by John Smith, after the original portrait by Sir Godfrey Kneller painted circa 1695.
Thomas Tompion is England's most famous clockmaker, he died in 1713.
Print size: 13½ x 10 inches
Frame size: 19½ x 15½ inches