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Table clock ticks up to £15,500

10 September 2013Written by ATG Reporter

The latest horology sale held by Dreweatts in Donnington Priory was led by this early Victorian brass tripod table clock signed twice for Thomas Cole of London.

Estimated at £8000-12,000, it sold to a specialist dealer at £15,500.

Cole specialised in small decorative timepieces of the highest quality. This 19½in (50cm) high clock includes a month-going movement with a Vulliamy-type deadbeat escapement and a silvered aneroid barometer and an angled mercury thermometer.

Both the style of engraving to the centre of the dial (signed Thoms Cole, London) and the absence of a serial number indicates it was made c.1845, just before Cole began numbering his wares.

It was sold on September 4 with its original glass dome cover and original engraved gilt-brass winding key.

The buyer's premium was 24%.

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