Victorian English Sterling Silver Travelling Clock or Compass For Sale
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Victorian English Sterling Silver Travelling Clock or Compass

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An exceptional, fine and impressive, large antique Victorian English sterling silver travelling clock or compass; an addition to our silver timepiece collection. This exceptional antique Victorian sterling silver travelling clock has a plain rectangular form. The surface of this impressive, large antique travelling clock is embellished with engine turned decoration overlaid with the original beveled blue glass panels, framed with plain broad sterling silver borders. The upper plateau of the clock is fitted with a compass with a plain white enamel dial. The compass is embellished with cardinal and intermediate marks forming a 16 point compass rose, encircled with a chapter ring of degree marks around the outer edge. The compass is secured with a plain domed silver plated bevel. The upper portion of the travelling clock is fitted with a hinged angular carrying handle. The white enamel dial of the clock is ornamented with Arabic hour numerals, encircled with a plain chapter ring with minute markers and fitted with scrolling gilt metal hands. The face of this timepiece is visible through a circular glass 'window' with a plain applied silver border. The hallmarked hinged door opens to reveal the original French eight-day movement. The clock movement is fitted with an incorporated hinged winding key, featuring a shaped handle with lobed finger pieces. The door has a rounded thumbpiece to facilitate opening. Condition This antique travelling clock is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition. The enamel dials and glass panels are in perfect condition The movement has been professionally overhauled and is supplied with a twelve month guarantee. Full hallmarks struck to the underside of the base are all very clear. Dimensions: Height 8.8 cm/3.5". Height to top of handle 11.5 cm/4.5". Width 6.7 cm/2.6". Depth 5.9 cm/2.3". Maker: Henry Stuart Brown. Date: 1897. Origin: London, England. Video: A video of this fine piece is available upon request. Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this fine example of antique silverware.

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  • Condition Details
    This antique travelling clock is in exceptional quality and condition. The enamel dials and glass panels are in perfect condition The movement has been professionally overhauled. Full hallmarks all very clear.
  • Dimensions
    H 3.5 in. x W 2.6 in. x D 2.3 in.H 8.89 cm x W 6.61 cm x D 5.85 cm
  • Seller Location
    Jesmond, GB
  • Seller Reference Number
    A5940
  • Reference Number
    LU1200213346971
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About the Seller

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Located in Jesmond, GB
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