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FS37: Three Day Fine Art Sale

R J Bickell, South Molton, A Floor-standing Regulator

Auction Lot FS37/1072

R J Bickell, South Molton, a floor-standing regulator the eight-day duration, timepiece movement having a dead-beat escapement with screw-adjustment for the depthing of the wheel arbors, with a brass-bound weight and brass bob to the wood-rod pendulum, the round silvered fifteen-inch dial engraved with a typical regulator layout showing seconds to the outer aspect and with hour and minute subsidiary dials to the centre and engraved with the name RJ Bickell, So. Molton, with blued steel spade hands, the curved topped mahogany case having a glazed trunk door, canted corners, inset shaped panels to the hood either side of the dial and an inset panel to the base, height 202cm * Biography Richard John Bickell is recorded as a clock and watchmaker, silversmith and gunsmith at South Street, South Molton in 1838 and then Broad Street from 1844 until 1878. He was mayor of the town in 1852 and made and supplied the Town Hall clock in 1851/52 for which he was paid £101.00. The address for the business was given as 19, Broad Street in 1883, whilst his home address is recorded as Sunnyside.

R J Bickell, South Molton, A Floor-standing Regulator (FS37/1072) offered in our Three Day Fine Art Sale starting on 22nd January 2018 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

Lot Description

R J Bickell, South Molton, a floor-standing regulator the eight-day duration, timepiece movement having a dead-beat escapement with screw-adjustment for the depthing of the wheel arbors, with a brass-bound weight and brass bob to the wood-rod pendulum, the round silvered fifteen-inch dial engraved with a typical regulator layout showing seconds to the outer aspect and with hour and minute subsidiary dials to the centre and engraved with the name RJ Bickell, So. Molton, with blued steel spade hands, the curved topped mahogany case having a glazed trunk door, canted corners, inset shaped panels to the hood either side of the dial and an inset panel to the base, height 202cm * Biography Richard John Bickell is recorded as a clock and watchmaker, silversmith and gunsmith at South Street, South Molton in 1838 and then Broad Street from 1844 until 1878. He was mayor of the town in 1852 and made and supplied the Town Hall clock in 1851/52 for which he was paid £101.00. The address for the business was given as 19, Broad Street in 1883, whilst his home address is recorded as Sunnyside.

Price Realised

£2,400

Department

Works of Art & Clocks

Fine Art Category

Longcase 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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