OBJECTS OF CURIOSITY

17th Century Lantern Alarm Clock by Johannes Quelch, Oxford

17th Century Lantern Alarm Clock by Johannes Quelch, Oxford

An English 17th-century lantern clock made of brass and iron, circa 1665-1670. The clock consists of going and striking trains, as well as an alarm and is driven by lead weights. The front fret shows two engraved dolphins and floral and foliate motifs. The corners and the centre of the dial are richly engraved with tulips and a Tudor rose. Unusually the side frets are engraved too.

17th Century Hague Clock Signed by Pieter Visbagh, circa 1675

17th Century Hague Clock Signed by Pieter Visbagh, circa 1675

Small 17th Century Hague clock made c. 1675 by Pieter Visbagh, who was apprenticed by Salomon Coster. The latter made the first pendulum clock according to the instructions of Christiaan Huygens, the internationally renowned scientist who developed the idea of applying a pendulum to a clock movement.

18th-Century Royal Navy Decorated Barrel

18th-Century Royal Navy Decorated Barrel

A rare 18th-century Royal Navy oak grog or powder barrel, lacquered and decorated with the Royal Coat of Arms. Super piece and makes a fantastic and atmospheric stick/cane stand.

19th-Century Quarter-striking Carriage Clock by Leroy, Paris

19th-Century Quarter-striking Carriage Clock by Leroy, Paris

The gilt-brass, so-called corniche case has bevelled glass panels on all sides so that the movement is entirely visible. It is surmounted by a shaped carrying handle. The white enamel dial has a Roman chapter ring, with Arabic five-minute and minute divisions.

Louis XV Style French Lantern

Louis XV Style French Lantern

A superb large French brass lantern of Louis XV style, 19th century. The five light chandelier within a cylindrical lantern cast with scrolling acanthus, shells and vase-shaped finials with serpentine glazed panels, fitted for electricity.

19th-Century Carriage Clock signed Charles Frodsham, London

19th-Century Carriage Clock signed Charles Frodsham, London

The so-called gorge case has its original gilding. It has bevelled glass panels on all sides so that the movement is entirely visible and is surmounted by a shaped carrying handle. The white enamel dial has a Roman chapter ring, with Arabic five-minute and minute divisions.

Oil Painting of a Horse Standing Proud in Woodland

Oil Painting of a Horse Standing Proud in Woodland

Fine Art – Charles Henry Scwanfelder (1774-1837). Signed C H Schwanfelder Pinx and dated 1825. An exceptional portrait of a horse standing proud in woodland, in front of a tree-lined vista incorporating cows residing by a stream.

Charles II Pewter Flat Lid Tankard

Charles II Pewter Flat Lid Tankard

The Oak Interior – An extremely rare Charles II pewter tankard dated 1666. The tankard bears a crested stamp dated 1666 to the inside of the base. The flat caddy and ringed lid are stamped to the top with four hallmarks of the period and the initials C B. The beautifully crafted handle terminates at a bifurcated rams horn hinged thumb piece and the vessel sits on a multiple ringed and flared base.

17th Century Lantern Alarm Clock by Johannes Quelch, Oxford

17th Century Lantern Alarm Clock by Johannes Quelch, Oxford

An English 17th-century lantern clock made of brass and iron, circa 1665-1670. The clock consists of going and striking trains, as well as an alarm and is driven by lead weights. The front fret shows two engraved dolphins and floral and foliate motifs. The corners and the centre of the dial are richly engraved with tulips and a Tudor rose. Unusually the side frets are engraved too.

17th Century Hague Clock Signed by Pieter Visbagh, circa 1675

17th Century Hague Clock Signed by Pieter Visbagh, circa 1675

Small 17th Century Hague clock made c. 1675 by Pieter Visbagh, who was apprenticed by Salomon Coster. The latter made the first pendulum clock according to the instructions of Christiaan Huygens, the internationally renowned scientist who developed the idea of applying a pendulum to a clock movement.

18th-Century Royal Navy Decorated Barrel

18th-Century Royal Navy Decorated Barrel

A rare 18th-century Royal Navy oak grog or powder barrel, lacquered and decorated with the Royal Coat of Arms. Super piece and makes a fantastic and atmospheric stick/cane stand.

19th-Century Quarter-striking Carriage Clock by Leroy, Paris

19th-Century Quarter-striking Carriage Clock by Leroy, Paris

The gilt-brass, so-called corniche case has bevelled glass panels on all sides so that the movement is entirely visible. It is surmounted by a shaped carrying handle. The white enamel dial has a Roman chapter ring, with Arabic five-minute and minute divisions.

Louis XV Style French Lantern

Louis XV Style French Lantern

A superb large French brass lantern of Louis XV style, 19th century. The five light chandelier within a cylindrical lantern cast with scrolling acanthus, shells and vase-shaped finials with serpentine glazed panels, fitted for electricity.

19th-Century Carriage Clock signed Charles Frodsham, London

19th-Century Carriage Clock signed Charles Frodsham, London

The so-called gorge case has its original gilding. It has bevelled glass panels on all sides so that the movement is entirely visible and is surmounted by a shaped carrying handle. The white enamel dial has a Roman chapter ring, with Arabic five-minute and minute divisions.

Oil Painting of a Horse Standing Proud in Woodland

Oil Painting of a Horse Standing Proud in Woodland

Fine Art – Charles Henry Scwanfelder (1774-1837). Signed C H Schwanfelder Pinx and dated 1825. An exceptional portrait of a horse standing proud in woodland, in front of a tree-lined vista incorporating cows residing by a stream.

Charles II Pewter Flat Lid Tankard

Charles II Pewter Flat Lid Tankard

The Oak Interior – An extremely rare Charles II pewter tankard dated 1666. The tankard bears a crested stamp dated 1666 to the inside of the base. The flat caddy and ringed lid are stamped to the top with four hallmarks of the period and the initials C B. The beautifully crafted handle terminates at a bifurcated rams horn hinged thumb piece and the vessel sits on a multiple ringed and flared base.

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