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FS33: Two Day Fine Art Sale

Hayter, Wells, A Mahogany Longcase Clock

Auction Lot FS33/1028

Hayter, Wells, a mahogany longcase clock the eight-day duration movement striking the hours on a bell, the thirteen-inch silvered dial engraved with black Roman numerals, Arabic five-minute outer numerals, depictions of the four seasons to each corner, the centre with c-scroll decoration, subsidiary seconds dial, date aperture and engraved within ribbon scrolls Hayter, Wells, the arch having further engraved decoration depicting a mythical bird above further ribbon scrolls engraved Tempus Fugit, the mahogany case with circular cross-banding to the centre and further inlaid stringing to the base, trunk door, the canted corners, and hood door, the hood having a swan-neck pediment with a brass ball-and-spire finial and having fluted columns with cast-brass Corinthian capitals, height 226cm (inc. finial) * Biography; John Hayter is first recorded as working in Wells, Somerset in circa 1794. He died on the 17th of April 1812 when he left all his tools and goods, along with various volumes of books, to his son, also called John and also a clockmaker. This John was known to be working in the late 1700s in Wells before moving to Wells in 1793 where he is recorded as a watchmaker. A silver watch signed by Hayter is in the Bristol museum.

Hayter, Wells, A Mahogany Longcase Clock (FS33/1028) offered in our Two Day Fine Art Sale starting on 24th January 2017 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

Lot Description

Hayter, Wells, a mahogany longcase clock the eight-day duration movement striking the hours on a bell, the thirteen-inch silvered dial engraved with black Roman numerals, Arabic five-minute outer numerals, depictions of the four seasons to each corner, the centre with c-scroll decoration, subsidiary seconds dial, date aperture and engraved within ribbon scrolls Hayter, Wells, the arch having further engraved decoration depicting a mythical bird above further ribbon scrolls engraved Tempus Fugit, the mahogany case with circular cross-banding to the centre and further inlaid stringing to the base, trunk door, the canted corners, and hood door, the hood having a swan-neck pediment with a brass ball-and-spire finial and having fluted columns with cast-brass Corinthian capitals, height 226cm (inc. finial) * Biography; John Hayter is first recorded as working in Wells, Somerset in circa 1794. He died on the 17th of April 1812 when he left all his tools and goods, along with various volumes of books, to his son, also called John and also a clockmaker. This John was known to be working in the late 1700s in Wells before moving to Wells in 1793 where he is recorded as a watchmaker. A silver watch signed by Hayter is in the Bristol museum.

Estimate

£500 - £700

Department

Works of Art & Clocks

Fine Art Category

Longcase Clocks

Sale Information

FS33: Two Day Fine Art Sale
Tuesday, 24th January 2017
Wednesday, 25th January 2017

Okehampton Street, Exeter

This lot will be sold after 12:30pm on Wednesday, 25th January 2017 as part of the Works of Art and Clocks section of the sale.

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