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FS37: Three Day Fine Art Sale

Starey, London, An Ebonised Bell-top Bracket Clock

Auction Lot FS37/1056

Starey, London, an ebonised bell-top bracket clock the eight-day duration, double-fusee movement having a verge escapement and striking the hours on a bell with pull hour repeat, the backplate engraved with floral and rococo decoration and signed Starey, London within a cartouche, the eight-inch brass break-arch dial having a painted centre with black Roman hour numerals and decorative blued steel hands, with two painted subsidiary dials within the arch for 'strike/silent' and alarm setting either side of a shaped inset panel signed for the maker Starey, London, with engraved decoration below and with cast-brass floral spandrels to the four corners, the case ebonised on fruitwood, with applied cast-brass mounts to the lower front moulding, the canted corners, the bell-top and inset either side of the top of the dial, with turned wooden finials and surmounted by a brass carrying handle, with decorative cast side frets, standing on brass bracket feet, height 58cm, handle up, 54cm handle down. * Biography John Starey is recorded as working at the Royal Exchange, London from circa 1770, becoming a Freeman of the Clockmakers Company in 1785 until his death in 1800.

Starey, London, An Ebonised Bell-top Bracket Clock (FS37/1056) offered in our Three Day Fine Art Sale starting on 22nd January 2018 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

Lot Description

Starey, London, an ebonised bell-top bracket clock the eight-day duration, double-fusee movement having a verge escapement and striking the hours on a bell with pull hour repeat, the backplate engraved with floral and rococo decoration and signed Starey, London within a cartouche, the eight-inch brass break-arch dial having a painted centre with black Roman hour numerals and decorative blued steel hands, with two painted subsidiary dials within the arch for 'strike/silent' and alarm setting either side of a shaped inset panel signed for the maker Starey, London, with engraved decoration below and with cast-brass floral spandrels to the four corners, the case ebonised on fruitwood, with applied cast-brass mounts to the lower front moulding, the canted corners, the bell-top and inset either side of the top of the dial, with turned wooden finials and surmounted by a brass carrying handle, with decorative cast side frets, standing on brass bracket feet, height 58cm, handle up, 54cm handle down. * Biography John Starey is recorded as working at the Royal Exchange, London from circa 1770, becoming a Freeman of the Clockmakers Company in 1785 until his death in 1800.

Price Realised

£1,850

Department

Works of Art & Clocks

Fine Art Category

Bracket Clocks

Sale Information

FS37: Three Day Fine Art Sale
Monday, 22nd January 2018
Tuesday, 23rd January 2018
Wednesday, 24th January 2018

Okehampton Street, Exeter

This lot will be sold after 12:30pm on Wednesday, 24th January 2018 as part of the Works of Art and Clocks section of the sale.

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Okehampton Street, Exeter

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Important Notes

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