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Type Internet Absentee Bidding
Price Realized 109,250.00 USD
Date Sold 6/21/2014


Lot # 425
Estimate 800.00 - 1,200.00 USD
Lead SAMUEL BETTS (LONDON, ACTIVE 1645-1673) EBONIZED
Description
BRACKET CLOCK, engraved brass dial signed "Samuel Betts Londini" in script at lower edge, double-fusee movement, housed in an ebonized case with separate base. Movement mid 17th century, case possibly later. 19 3/4" HOA, 8 1/4" x 9" dial.
CONDITION UPDATE 6/17/14 Very good visual condition, unknown mechanical condition, alterations. Mr. W. David Todd, Museum Specialist at the Smithsonian Institution, concludes in a 1991 report on the clock that the alterations to the works were likely done by the "hand of its maker and the conversion of its escapement was undertaken only to improve its timekeeping ability".
Provenance: Property of Maurice Derby Leach, Jr., and Virginia Baskett Leach, Lexington, VA. From the collection of Kenneth Henry Leach, England, purchased c. 1911-1912 at Hope's in Christ Church, England.
Catalogue Note: Samuel Betts (active 1640-1673) was an important early English clockmaker who made both watches and bracket clocks. Betts is often associated with Edward East (1610-1693), who is generally regarded as one of the finest clockmakers of the period and served as clockmaker to Charles I and Charles II. In 1673 Samuel Betts was succeeded in busines by Jacobus Markwick, another significant early English clockmaker. The present clock was extensively examined by W. David Todd of the Smithsonian Institution in 1991, and a copy of his report will be made available to the purchaser.
Name June 21, 2014: Americana & Fine Antiques
Auctioneer Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates
Type Internet Absentee Bidding
Date(s) 6/21/2014
Location 2177 Green Valley Lane
Mt. Crawford, VA 22841
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Description
Our June 21, 2014 auction of Americana and Fine Antiques featuring Virginia and the South included:

  • A 35-year Augusta Co., VA collection of country Americana purchased locally and at major antiques shows including Heart of Country (TN), Antiques Week (NH), and in York, PA
  • Important material that has descended in early Virginia families including the Harris family of Buck Island Farm, Albemarle Co.
  • Material from a Rockingham Co., Virginia collection assembled in the 1970s at local estate auctions
  • Plus additional estate property and private collections from Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Massachusetts, &c.

    Offered for auction was rare 18th & 19th century Virginia & other Southern furniture, decorative arts and silver; American formal and country furniture; oriental carpets; good VA, WV and PA folk pottery; American folk art; fine art and statuary; samplers and quilts; country accessories including collection of painted boxes, baskets and ironware; 18th & 19th century primitive lighting; decorative accessories and accoutrements; 18th and 19th century English silver; early ceramics; antiques reference volumes; &c.

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