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27th May Fine Art Sale to include fine selection of clocks

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Collectors of antique clocks will be interested to hear of a particularly strong section that’s part of Staffordshire auctioneer and valuer Cuttlestones’ forthcoming Friday, 27th May Fine Art Sale. The ‘clocks and barometers’ section consists of some 26 lots ranging from fine examples of longcase clocks through to ornate mantle piece specimens.

Of the lots, those which particularly stand out include a superb George II ebonised table clock (lot 460). By David Hubert of London and dating from circa 1730/40, the clock features an eight-day mechanism; its 6″ arched brass dial having ornate Indian mask and foliate spandrel detailing. This exquisite piece, believed to be in good working order, is expected to achieve in the region of £3000-5000.

In terms of the longcase clocks lot 450, a late 18th Century oak longcase clock by Abr Williams of Winton, with single finger and 30 hour movement, is estimated at around £300-400. Of more local interest, meanwhile, is an oak and mahogany eight day longcase clock made in Bridgnorth, Shropshire by John Brown (Lot 462). Featuring a brass and silvered dial with eight day movement and moon roller mechanism, a subsidiary seconds dial and date aperture, all encased within an arched hood and a slim case with crossbanded detail, the clock is estimated to achieve between £400-600.

Another very attractive piece, lot 455, is likely to attract interest from collectors of early 20th century design. This silver plated mantel clock featuring Art Nouveau style hammered finish by ‘Goldsmiths & Silversmiths’ carries an estimate of £300-500.

The full catalogue for the Friday, 27th May Fine Art Sale is available at www.cuttlestones.co.uk. Viewing will take place between 10am and 7pm on Thursday, 16th May and those unable to attend the sale in person will be able to bid via commission, telephone or live online through www.the-saleroom.com.

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