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FS41: Two Day Fine Art Sale

James Edwards, Stourbridge, A Striking Skeleton Clock

Auction Lot FS41/899

James Edwards, Stourbridge, a striking skeleton clock the eight-day duration, double-fusee movement having scroll shaped plates standing on a pair of plinths, five-spoke wheelwork and striking the hours on a bell set to the top, the silvered chapter ring engraved with black Roman hour numerals and the retailer's name Cave, Plymouth, with blued steel Germanic cross hands, standing on a rosewood base with glass dome (damaged), height 38.5cm includes base and dome. * Biography James Edwards is recorded as working in Stourbridge, Worcestershire from before 1829, when he is known to have been in the High Street, until 1853 by which time he is known to be working at Hagley Road. by 1860 all records of him stop so presumably he had ceased trading or died at this point. Edwards was probably the first of the skeleton clock makers to produce top quality pieces on a fairly large scale, pre-dating both Evans of Handsworth and Smiths of Clerkenwell by at least ten years. * Note. Reference Derek Roberts, Skeleton Clocks Britain 1800-1914; Antique Collectors Club 1987; pages 173-177.

James Edwards, Stourbridge, A Striking Skeleton Clock (FS41/899) offered in our Two Day Fine Art Sale starting on 29th January 2019 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

Lot Description

James Edwards, Stourbridge, a striking skeleton clock the eight-day duration, double-fusee movement having scroll shaped plates standing on a pair of plinths, five-spoke wheelwork and striking the hours on a bell set to the top, the silvered chapter ring engraved with black Roman hour numerals and the retailer's name Cave, Plymouth, with blued steel Germanic cross hands, standing on a rosewood base with glass dome (damaged), height 38.5cm includes base and dome. * Biography James Edwards is recorded as working in Stourbridge, Worcestershire from before 1829, when he is known to have been in the High Street, until 1853 by which time he is known to be working at Hagley Road. by 1860 all records of him stop so presumably he had ceased trading or died at this point. Edwards was probably the first of the skeleton clock makers to produce top quality pieces on a fairly large scale, pre-dating both Evans of Handsworth and Smiths of Clerkenwell by at least ten years. * Note. Reference Derek Roberts, Skeleton Clocks Britain 1800-1914; Antique Collectors Club 1987; pages 173-177.

Price Realised

£720

Department

Works of Art & Clocks

Fine Art Category

Bracket Clocks

Sale Information

FS41: Two Day Fine Art Sale
Tuesday, 29th January 2019
Wednesday, 30th January 2019

Okehampton Street, Exeter

This lot will be sold after 12:30pm on Wednesday, 30th January 2019 as part of the Works of Art and Clocks section of the sale.

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