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FS17: Three Day Fine Art Sale

John Michell, Chardstock, An Early Oak Longcase Clock

Auction Lot FS17/754

John Michell, Chardstock, an early oak longcase clock the thirty-hour duration movement with five latched pillars, striking the hours on a bell and the half-hours on a small bell, with an outside countwheel, the ten-inch square brass dial having a raised chapter ring engraved with black Roman numerals, fleur-de-lys half-hour markings and signed John Michell, Chardstock fecit either side of VI o'clock, with a matted centre, cast brass cherub head spandrels with floriate engraving between and fine blued steel hands, the later oak case with a swan-neck pediment, turned pillars to the hood and crossbanding to the trunk door and base, height: 192cm.

John Michell, Chardstock, An Early Oak Longcase Clock (FS17/754) offered in our Three Day Fine Art Sale starting on 29th January 2013 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

Lot Description

John Michell, Chardstock, an early oak longcase clock the thirty-hour duration movement with five latched pillars, striking the hours on a bell and the half-hours on a small bell, with an outside countwheel, the ten-inch square brass dial having a raised chapter ring engraved with black Roman numerals, fleur-de-lys half-hour markings and signed John Michell, Chardstock fecit either side of VI o'clock, with a matted centre, cast brass cherub head spandrels with floriate engraving between and fine blued steel hands, the later oak case with a swan-neck pediment, turned pillars to the hood and crossbanding to the trunk door and base, height: 192cm.

Notes

John Michell was babtised in August 1675, being the son of Stephen and Elizabeth. He married Annie Fippen in May 1691 with whom he had a daughter, Ann, who eloped with the local Reverend's son, Thomas Drayton, in 1727, marrying in Dorchester in September of that year. It is known John Michell made fine and distinctive lantern and longcase clocks. His brother James was also a clockmaker.

Price Realised

£820

Department

Works of Art & Clocks

Fine Art Category

Longcase Clocks

Sale Information

FS17: Three Day Fine Art Sale
Tuesday, 29th January 2013
Wednesday, 30th January 2013
Thursday, 31st January 2013

Okehampton Street, Exeter

This lot will be sold after 12:30pm on Thursday, 31st January 2013 as part of the Collectors' Items, Works of Art and Clocks section of the sale.

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Important Notes

Weights and measurements are approximate guidelines only, unless otherwise stated to the contrary.

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