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Offered in six of our ten Fine Art Auctions, Clocks and Scientific Instruments are an intrinsic part of Duke’s sales. From English longcase clocks and French mantel clocks to astronomical table clocks and nautical sextants, Duke’s can cater for any taste and with our global client base and outstanding knowledge are able to achieve consistently strong results. Please contact a member of our team for further information


An 18th century French ormolu and lacquered bronze Chinoiserie mantel clock, the white enamel dial signed "Gudin, Paris", with blue enamelled Roman numerals, the dial in a circular mount balancing on a scholar's knee with a boy in attendance, both figures in gilt and red decorated robes, on an elaborate naturalistic and leaf-cast base, 16" wide.

Sold for £64,530


A George III ebonised and ormolu mounted automaton and musical bracket clock, by Robert Henderson, the enamelled dial signed 'Robert Henderson, 8 St. Martins Court London', with subsidiary strike/silent dial and dial numbered 1-4, all above an automated scene of figures processing before a fine house, 20" high.

Provenance: Lord Richard Grosvenor and thence by descent

Sold for £16,470


John Senex: a 2 ¾ inch pocket globe, the sphere applied with twelve terrestrial gores, the interior hemispheres of the shagreen-covered case applied with celestial half-gores, an area of the north Pacific with a cartouche reading "A New & Correct Globe of the Earth, By I. Senex F.R.S.", mid-18th century, 2 ¾ inches (7cm) diameter.

Provenance: Private collection, West Dorset.

Sold for £5,370


 

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