7th Dec, 2017 10:00

Fine Art

Lot 1111

Sold for £5,000

Lot details
Gerrard Robinson: an impressive oak longcase clock, with ornate carving of Newcastle subjects by the famous carver Gerrard Robinson, the brass dial with silvered chapter ring, signed D. Threlkeld, Newcastle, with matted centre, subsidiary seconds dial and date aperture, engraved floral scrolls, decorative putto spandrels, the arch with circular silvered dial, engraved with months (not connected), two train movement with anchor escapement, case with carved broken pediment decorated guilloche and leaves, centred by a well carved mask of the God of Tyne, also with carved finials to sides, one of an owl, the other of a cockerel, the frieze carved with Newcastle crest above arched glazed door flanked by fluted columns, the arched waist door carved with a scene of St. Nicholas' Cathedral with simulated clouds, 'GR' signature to bottom right, carved inscription on inside of waist door 'G. Bennett, Newcastle', the base with a carved scene of the Castle Keep also signed 'GR', other carved buildings to the sides of base, on bracket feet, 239cms (94in. high). NB: The clock was previously in the ownership of George Bennett (1837-1923) of whom the Vendor is a descendant. It was exhibited in the 1887 Jubilee Exhibition held in Newcastle and is mentioned in the official catalogue on page 123 as a 'carved wainscot Eight day clock'. Gerrard Robinson's masterpiece was the famous Chevy Chase sideboard. See illustration

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Auction: Fine Art, 7th Dec, 2017


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