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FS40: Two Day Fine Art Sale

John Upjohn, Exeter, A Mahogany Bracket Clock

Auction Lot FS40/814

John Upjohn, Exeter, a mahogany bracket clock the eight-day duration, double-fusee movement with verge escapement striking the hours on a bell, the shaped backplate with border engraving (now missing alarm work), the eight-inch round painted dial with black Roman numerals and signed John Upjohn, Exeter, with blued steel spade hands, the arched-top mahogany case with brass frets above and below the dial and to the sides and surmounted by a brass carrying handle, on brass bracket feet, height 47cm *Biography the Upjohn family were a well-known and prolific family of clockmakers working in both Exeter and London, with James Upjohn of Red Lion Square, born 1822, having travelled extensively in Europe when trying to promote his business to a wider field. The Exeter branch of the family included, amongst others, William Upjohn, baptised in 1754 and who moved to London in 1803; John Upjohn, born 1771, who married Maria Wittingham before moving to London, when on his return in 1803 he took over the premises of William before dying in 1848 'after a long and painful illness, borne with Christian fortitude'; their son Robert Wittingham Upjohn, also a chronometer maker born 1807, who took over from his father as keeper of the Exeter Cathedral clock where his initials can be found carved and dated 1824.

John Upjohn, Exeter, A Mahogany Bracket Clock (FS40/814) offered in our Two Day Fine Art Sale starting on 9th October 2018 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

Lot Description

John Upjohn, Exeter, a mahogany bracket clock the eight-day duration, double-fusee movement with verge escapement striking the hours on a bell, the shaped backplate with border engraving (now missing alarm work), the eight-inch round painted dial with black Roman numerals and signed John Upjohn, Exeter, with blued steel spade hands, the arched-top mahogany case with brass frets above and below the dial and to the sides and surmounted by a brass carrying handle, on brass bracket feet, height 47cm *Biography the Upjohn family were a well-known and prolific family of clockmakers working in both Exeter and London, with James Upjohn of Red Lion Square, born 1822, having travelled extensively in Europe when trying to promote his business to a wider field. The Exeter branch of the family included, amongst others, William Upjohn, baptised in 1754 and who moved to London in 1803; John Upjohn, born 1771, who married Maria Wittingham before moving to London, when on his return in 1803 he took over the premises of William before dying in 1848 'after a long and painful illness, borne with Christian fortitude'; their son Robert Wittingham Upjohn, also a chronometer maker born 1807, who took over from his father as keeper of the Exeter Cathedral clock where his initials can be found carved and dated 1824.

Price Realised

£800

Department

Works of Art & Clocks

Fine Art Category

Bracket Clocks

Sale Information

FS40: Two Day Fine Art Sale
Tuesday, 9th October 2018
Wednesday, 10th October 2018

Okehampton Street, Exeter

This lot will be sold after 12:30pm on Wednesday, 10th October 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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