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A THOMAS COLE VICTORIAN TRIPOD TIMEPIECE WITH THERMOMETER AND CALENDAR. Thomas Cole, London, England, circa 1850-1855. Marks...

2013 June 15 Decorative Art & European Paintings Signature Auction - Dallas #5139

 
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A THOMAS COLE VICTORIAN TRIPOD TIMEPIECE WITH THERMOMETER AND CALENDAR
Thomas Cole, London, England, circa 1850-1855
Marks: THO & COLE, FECIT, LONDON
4-3/8 inches high x 3-3/8 inches wide (11.1 x 8.6 cm)


The three-panel tripod clock having a circular silvered dial with painted Roman numerals, the center finely engraved with delicate flowerheads and scrolling foliage on a hatched ground; the barometer with silvered register scale within a foliate engraved border and further inset within an oval-form gilt border; the silvered grid-form calendar listing horizontally the days of the week and the days of the month, with engraved flowers and diaper-work in medallions and scrolling foliage, having an open-work gilt cartouche to bottom and a double arch issuing a cross to top; each of the three panels further set in gilt metal frames with engraved flowers and acanthus leaves, the whole resting on three points forming a tripod; M 48 mm., frosted gilt brass halfplate, large going barrel, cylinder escapement, plain three-arm gold balance, blued steel flat balance spring, index regulator, movement inscribed BAUME GENEVE.

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Inscription to movement plate indicates the timepiece was serviced/repaired in 1922, with key.

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