Chinoiserie Clock Steals The Show


Posted in: Clocks, Scientific & Musical Instruments
Posted on: 24 February 2016
 Chinoiserie Clock Steals The Show Lot 766, a George III longcase Chinoiserie clock, was one of the most admired lots during the view of February’s Clocks, Scientific & Musical Instruments Auction, held 16th February.  Attracting interest from all who viewed, and from further afield via the internet, anticipation was rife that it might sell well. After a flurry of bids in the room and online the clock exceeded everyone’s expectations by realising a final hammer price of £2400.
The term Chinoiserie refers to the European interpretation and imitation of Chinese and East Asian artistic traditions and this clock was a fine example.

Lot 744, a George III repeating bracket clock made in Edinburgh, also sold strongly. There were strong bids in the room and online and the final hammer price was an impressive £1200.

This auction is always full of interesting and rare timepieces, so McTear’s hope to see you at the next Watches Auction on March 22nd. To consign to this auction, please contact auction@mctears.co.uk or telephone 0141 810 2880. Please remember that consignments for this auction need to be with us as soon as possible in order to meet the March deadline.


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