Early 19th century longcase with painted dial celebrating British sea power – £6200 at Philip Serrel's auction.

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Instead of the usual array of floral sprays was a patriotic display of shipping and allegorical figures celebrating British sea power.

To the spandrels are representations of the colonies in four continents while to the arch Britannia holds a portrait of the recently departed Horatio Nelson.

An attractive item to any collector of Nelson memorabilia, it took £6200 (estimate £300-500).