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Enquiry from Online Galleries regarding "D441. Hunt and Roskell. A particularly fine and rare mid 19th century oval travelling clock"
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There is an ornamental handle to the top of the case which is formed by two decorative arms which may be folded down to allow the clock to fit into the case. It is hinged at the centre on either side and may be locked in place by a sliding pin to the back. Below this is a finely shaped and engraved panel with floral decoration. A similar but simpler clock has passed through our hands which employs a strutt and has the same hands. The highly unusual winding key is attractively engraved.
The upper part of the dial is occupied by a 12 hour ring with Roman numerals. In the lower part is a calendar (1 - 31) graduated 1 - 31 for the 7 days of the week and within this is a rotating disc to display the age of the moon.
The shaped leather travelling case is lined with a deep blue (velvet?) on one side of which may be seen the maker and retailers description 'Hunt and Roskell late Storr and Mortimer, jewellers and goldsmiths to the Queen and Royal family, 156 New Bond Street'. At the bottom on the other side is a recess for the winding key.
On the shaped front of the base are the initials H.S.A. presumably those of the first owner. On the back of the clock are the same initials and at the top is a finely engraved 'slide' beneath which may be seen the back of the movement, signed Hunt & Roskell, London, together with a square to set the handle by. This is the most attractive of this type of clock that I have had the pleasure of handling.
Height including handle up 17cm.
|Height||17.00 cm||(6.69 inches)|