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Yonge & Son, Rosewood-veneered, Quarter-striking Miniature Table Clock

Auction:
2760M
Lot:
432
Sold for:
$5,228$4,250

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2760M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
November 01, 2014 10:00AM

Description:

Yonge & Son, Rosewood-veneered, Quarter-striking Miniature Table Clock, No. 6713, The Strand, London, c. 1825, the case with four glazed sides, sound vents in the spandrels of the arched door, chamfered corners flanking the dial, all on ogee bracket feet, the 3-in. silvered brass Roman numeral dial with calendar at 6, seconds at 12, and moon's age in the arch, four blued steel hands against beautifully engraved and chased spandrels with scrolls, leaves, birds, and fruit baskets, eight-day five-pillar movement with two chain fusees, center pocket watch-type frame with lever escapement and ruby end stone mounted within the frame, and balance cock with regulating assembly, hour and quarter striking on two bells with three hammers which move within the plates depending on function, rear plate engraved Yonge & Son, Strand London, "Strike-No Strike" lever and herringbone engraved edge, front plate engraved 6713, ht. of movement/dial 4 3/4, ht. of case 7 in.

Note: According to G.H. Baillie, Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World, George Yonge & Son are recorded as "Clockmakers to the Lord High Admiral" working 1820-30. The firm continued at various addresses in The Strand until at least 1856.
Estimate $1,500-2,500

Movement wants cleaning, movement functions as designed with "help", ie. it has not been lubricated in many years and needs a push to function, dial maintains original silvering, movement fastened in case with two "L" shaped brackets; an unused threaded hole through the 5th pillar post suggests that the movement may have been re-cased.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

George Yonge, Strand London, steel hands, Admiral