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April 28, 2017 10:00 AMCalender

Holtzapffel and Deyerlein 12-inch Rose Engine No. 1071 and Accessories

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Auction: Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3003MLocation: MarlboroughDate / Time: April 28, 2017 10:00AM


Holtzapffel and Deyerlein 12-inch Rose Engine No. 1071 and Accessories, Cockspur Street, London, 1816, mahogany bench with nine drawers below, mounted brass and steel rose engine with headstock marked Holtzapffel & Deyerlein/Cockspur Street/London, two cross slides, crank-operated rose cutter, treadle, and flywheel, approximately twelve brass rose and elliptic attachments (some by association),nine-drawer lower cabinet with fitted drawers housing numerous accessories including but not limited to an unsigned, but undoubtedly Holtzapffel, "Geometric Chuck with Gears," universal chuck, split rosettes, and tools, most marked 1071, bench dimensions wd. 50, dp. 25, ht. 38 in.

Provenance: Peter Eaton Coates Esq. of Stanton Court, London, acquired the rose engine in 1816. All five subsequent owners are known and documented and will accompany the lot. Henry C. Wing of Greenfield, Massachusetts, and Donald B. Wing of Marion, Massachusetts, were the fifth and sixth owners respectively, with the Donald Wing Estate the present consignor. Provenance material accompanies the lot.

Note: According to the late Warren Greene Ogden Jr., a noted authority on ornamental turning, "No. 1071 is a 'True' Rose Engine with the headstock mounted on a cannon bearing 12 inches below the mandrel. Thus in the Holtzapffel Register such lathes are designated as '12 inch Rose Engines.'Other lathes fitted out for rose engine turning are known as "conversions." (Odgen, Notes on the History and Provenance of Holtzapffel Lathes, 1987).
Estimate $60,000-80,000

Rose Engine and components are in restored condition, brass cleaned and lacquered and iron repainted, some components by association, minor additions made to complete the machine, many components maintain the original damascening and many are numbered "1071".

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.


Peter Eaton Coates, Warren Greene Ogden Jr., Donald B. Wing, Henry C. Wing, Rose Engines, Rose Engine, Greenfield, London