Offered by: Wick Antiques LTD
Unit 2, Riverside Business Park, Gosport Street Lymington, Hampshire SO41 9BB , England Call Seller


A Victorian brass novelty clock by Elkington & Co

$ 12,000
  • Description
    A Victorian brass novelty clock by Elkington & Co., in the form of a double steering-wheel, one wheel enclosing a clock and the other a barometer, with two additional Fahrenheit thermometers attached to the curved sides, all surmounted by a gimballed compass and set upon a rotating, ratchetted capstan flanked by cannonballs on a rectangular marble plinth. The clock face inscribed ‘Elkington & Co, Paris.’ English and French, circa 1885.

    Footnote: Elkington & Co was started by George Richards Elkington and his brother, Henry Elkington, in 1824. In 1838 the brothers found success when they patented and cultivated an electroplating technique which involved coating a thin layer of metal onto the surface of a workpiece by using an electric current. This process totally revolutionised the production of silverware and flatware. By 1860, Elkington & Co. had become the world’s leading maker of plated silverware. The exceptional quality of their work lead to countless commissions, royal warrants and awards. Notable commissions included silverware for Queen Victoria, trophies for the LTW at Wimbledon and dinnerware on the Titanic. They won the Gold Medal for Excellence at the Great Exhibition, Crystal Palace, 1851 and exhibited further wares at the 1862 and 1867 Paris exhibitions, and the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition in 1876.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: England
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Brass
    Condition: Good.
    Creation Date: Circa 1885
    Styles / Movements: Oceanic, Traditional, Victorian
    Incollect Reference #: 518136
  • Dimensions
    W. 8.75 in; H. 11.5 in; D. 5.5 in;
    W. 22.23 cm; H. 29.21 cm; D. 13.97 cm;
Message from Seller:

Wick Antiques was established by Charles Wallrock in the early 1980s. Having grown up in the Antiques world Charles developed an extensive wealth of knowledge. Starting out as a ‘man with a van’ he quickly gained a good reputation and embarked on a longstanding relationship with Harrods. He was later joined by his wife, Caroline Wallrock. Caroline having completed a Persian degree, went on to study at Christie’s fine art and then joined Sotheby’s specializing in Islamic and Japanese works of art

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