Important Gothic Revival Clock in the McTear's Clocks, Scientific & Musical Instruments Sale, July


Posted in: Clocks, Scientific & Musical Instruments
Posted on: 24 June 2016
Important Gothic Revival Clock in the McTear's Clocks, Scientific & Musical Instruments Sale, July McTear's are happy to offer the following clock in the July Clocks, Scientific & Musical Instruments sale:

LATE NINETEENTH CENTURY GOTHIC REVIVAL MANTEL CLOCK
Attributed to Bruce Talbert, by Hart, Son, Peard & Co. (atrributed maker)
circa 1870, the unsigned two train movement striking on a gong and numbered 6261 64, the 6 inch dial enamelled with patterns inspired by Celtic designs, with Roman numerals and two front winding holes, pierced and engraved brass hands, the engraved brass case engraved mounted with red glass cabochons, surmounted with a red glass mounted spiked finial, engraved above dial with Smith crest, 66cm high

Note: Bruce James Talbert (1838-1881) was a Scottish architect, interior designer and author, best known for his work over in the Gothic Revival style. Talbert supplied work to many manufacturers including Hart, Son, Peard & Co. who were artistic metalworkers specialising in the ecclesiastical. The firm exhibited at all the major Exhibitions and were awarded prize medals at London (1851, 1862), Paris (1855, 1867, 1878), Dublin (1855, 1865) and Philadelphia (1876).

The arms are Gules on a Chevron Argent between three Bezants three Crosses Paty Fitchy
Sable, and the crest Out of a Ducal Coronet an Indian Goat's Head Argent eared Sable attired
Or and are attributed to a family named Smith or Smyth. In this particular case they are believed to represent a dentist named Henry Smith.

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