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‘Mortar’ Timepiece by Thomas Cole

$35,221.44

About

A novelty desk clock in the form of a gilt brass mortar which can be raised and lowered in its coromandel carriage, all on a stepped and shaped base. The barrel engraved with a military trophy including standards, a wheel, cannon and helmet centred on a drum. The clock as a cannonball fitted into in the muzzle with a 2 ¾-in silvered dial, painted Roman chapter ring and 8-day spring barrel movement. Inscribed Thomas Cole, London, no. 1658 , and retailed by London & Ryder. English, circa 1840.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 7.25 in. (18.42 cm)Width: 8.25 in. (20.96 cm)Depth: 12 in. (30.48 cm)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1840
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Lymington, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU973019666032

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Lymington, United Kingdom
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 14 days of delivery.

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Located in Lymington, United Kingdom
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