Furniture, Works of Art, Clocks, Pocket Watches & Scientific Instruments - 26 Mar 2013


A George III striking mahogany bracket with automaton

£6,000 - £8,000 £14,000

A George III striking mahogany bracket with automaton, the 7 inch brass dial signed on a recessed silvered plaque in the matted centre Robert Henderson, London, date aperture, scrolled foliate spandrels, Strike/Not lever at 9 o'clock, the shallow arch painted with a scene of two blacksmiths shaping a horseshoe on an anvil, both with automaton arms and hammers, alongside a loosebox with a third farrier shoeing the rear fore of a horse, being his name Conundrum on a plaque behind, the movement with verge escapement, the foliate scroll engraved backplate centred with a basket of flowers, half hour passing strike, the two train fusee movement with trip repeat, in a mahogany bell top case flanked by brass caryatids, urn finials and ogee feet, surmounted by carrying handle, 1ft 7½ in (50cm) high.

Provenance - Given to George John Scott on his retirement in 1934 as Treasurer of the Bank of Scotland.

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