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Lot 239

A George III mahogany repeating table clock, John Lambert, last quarter 18th century, the case...

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Lot 239

A George III mahogany repeating table clock, John Lambert, last quarter 18th century, the case...

Price Realised: £7,800

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Price realised is hammer price plus fees (30% Buyers Premium inclusive of VAT).

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Lot 239


A George III mahogany repeating table clock, John Lambert, last quarter 18th century, the case with inverted bell top surmounted by a brass swing handle and flanked by four acorn finials, the break arch door with Rococo style brass quadrants, the sides with glass panels, on a plinth base with brass bracket feet, the arched silvered dial with Roman numerals and Arabic five minute markers, the gilt matted centre with silvered plate signed Jn Lambert London and date aperture at six, with Strike / Silent subsidiary dial to arch and having C-scroll spandrels, the twin fusee movement with verge escapement, the backplate finely engraved with scrolling flowers and foliage, striking a bell and having pull cord repeat, the pendulum with pear shaped bob, with two case keys, 51cm high (handle extended), 27.5cm wide, 18.3cm deep   

Provenance: Private London collection, purchased by current owner from W. F. Turk in 2008.    

Please note that Roseberys do not guarantee the working order or time keeping of any timepiece.      

Note: Brian Loomes records John Lambert as working in Shug Lane, London in 1784, and Tichborne Street, Piccadilly, from 1805-1811 - Loomes, Brian, Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World, Complete 21st Century Edition, N.A.G., 2022, pp460. Another John Lambert bracket clock was sold at Bonhams, London, 28 June 2011, lot 145.    

Buyer's Premium

The buyer shall pay the hammer price together with a premium thereon of 26% up to £20,000 (31.2% inclusive of VAT), 25% from £20,001 - £500,000 (30% inclusive of VAT), 20% from £500,001 thereafter (24% inclusive of VAT). The premium price is subject to VAT at the standard rate.

VAT is not charged on the hammer price unless it is stated that there is 'VAT applicable on the hammer price at the end of the description. Buyer's premium is subject to VAT.

Qualifying living artists and the descendants of artists deceased within the last 70 years are entitled to receive a re-sale royalty each time their work is bought through an auction house or art market professional.

It applies to lots with hammer value over €1,000 as follows:
0 to €50,000 - 4%, €50,000.01 to €200,000 - 3%
€200,000.01 to €350,000 - 1%,
€350,000.01 to €500,000 - 0.5%
Exceeding €500,000 - 0.25%
ARR is capped at €12,500

Please note ARR is calculated in euros. Auctioneers will apply current exchange rates.

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Buyers intending to export goods should ascertain whether an export licence is required before bidding. Export licences are issued by Arts Council England and application forms can be obtained from its Export Licensing Unit. Details can be found on the ACE website or by phoning ACE on 020 7973 5188. The need for import licences varies from country to country and you should acquaint yourself with all relevant local requirements and provisions before bidding. The refusal of any such licences shall not permit the cancelling of any sale nor allow any delay in making full payment for the lot.

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