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FS46: Two Day Fine Art Sale

William Threlkeld, London A Georgian Quarter-repeating Bracket Clock

Auction Lot FS46/894a

William Threlkeld, London a Georgian quarter-repeating bracket clock the eight-day duration, five-pillar single-fusee timepiece movement having a verge escapement, a fully engraved backplate of floral and c-scroll decoration and with pull-repeat repeating the last hour and quarter-hour on two bells, with an engraved apron to the pallet arbor and engraved 'up and down' regulation lever, the break-arch brass dial having a raised silvered chapter ring engraved with black Roman numerals, Arabic five-minute outer numerals and fleur-de-lys half-hour markings, the matted centre with an engraved 'false-pendulum' aperture with decorative blued steel hands and an applied brass plate engraved with the maker's name Wm. Threlkeld, London, the corners with cast-brass female-head spandrels and 'up and down' regulation dial to the arch, the ebonised bell-top case having glazed panels to the sides, fretwork to the front corners, a cast-brass handle to the top and standing on ebonised pad feet, height 40cm (handle down) 43cm (handle up). * Biography William Threlkeld, born in Brancepeth, County Durham, is recorded as working in the Strand, London from before 1701 until at least 1727. A fine seaweed marquetry longcase clock signed for Threlkeld is situated in the bathroom in the Sir John Soane's Museum, London, inventory XF92, within a purpose made niche as it has done from at least 1837. A watch signed for him was known to be in the James Arthur collection situated in New York University, at that point the largest collection of horological timekeepers in the Northern hemisphere, with the collection split in 1982 between the Smithsonian Museum and the museum of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors in Pennsylvania who have consequently taken on the full collection and where the watch is now on show.

William Threlkeld, London A Georgian Quarter-repeating Bracket Clock (FS46/894a) offered in our Two Day Fine Art Sale starting on 21st July 2020 at our salerooms in Exeter, Devon.

Lot Description

William Threlkeld, London a Georgian quarter-repeating bracket clock the eight-day duration, five-pillar single-fusee timepiece movement having a verge escapement, a fully engraved backplate of floral and c-scroll decoration and with pull-repeat repeating the last hour and quarter-hour on two bells, with an engraved apron to the pallet arbor and engraved 'up and down' regulation lever, the break-arch brass dial having a raised silvered chapter ring engraved with black Roman numerals, Arabic five-minute outer numerals and fleur-de-lys half-hour markings, the matted centre with an engraved 'false-pendulum' aperture with decorative blued steel hands and an applied brass plate engraved with the maker's name Wm. Threlkeld, London, the corners with cast-brass female-head spandrels and 'up and down' regulation dial to the arch, the ebonised bell-top case having glazed panels to the sides, fretwork to the front corners, a cast-brass handle to the top and standing on ebonised pad feet, height 40cm (handle down) 43cm (handle up). * Biography William Threlkeld, born in Brancepeth, County Durham, is recorded as working in the Strand, London from before 1701 until at least 1727. A fine seaweed marquetry longcase clock signed for Threlkeld is situated in the bathroom in the Sir John Soane's Museum, London, inventory XF92, within a purpose made niche as it has done from at least 1837. A watch signed for him was known to be in the James Arthur collection situated in New York University, at that point the largest collection of horological timekeepers in the Northern hemisphere, with the collection split in 1982 between the Smithsonian Museum and the museum of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors in Pennsylvania who have consequently taken on the full collection and where the watch is now on show.

Notes

Reference Sir John Soane's Museum, London.

Price Realised

£3,600

Department

Works of Art & Clocks

Fine Art Category

Bracket Clocks

Sale Information

FS46: Two Day Fine Art Sale
Tuesday, 21st July 2020
Wednesday, 22nd July 2020

Okehampton Street, Exeter

This lot will be sold after 12:30pm on Wednesday, 22nd July 2020 as part of the Works of Art and Clocks section of the sale.

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