Offered by Toebosch Antiques
Bennett, 65 & 64 Cheapside, London
The extremely substantial case measuring 62cms (24.5ins) high by 60cms (24ins) wide, surmounted by an Admiralty Pattern anchor with applied ivory thermometer to the shank, the case flanked to each side with an addorsed dolphin on a plinth containing a drawer with imitation knotted rope handle, in front of a coil of rope, each coil holding an instrument; to the left an aneroid barometer with signed silvered dial; to the right a 'Singer's Patent compass, the centre portion with a pair of buckets and capstan over a key drawer, the large ebonised base set with a sectioned drawer and applied to the front with a pair of presentation plaques reading
"On the fiftieth anniversary of their wedding day Mirfield, 8th May 1873"
"Presented to Benjamim and Nancy Barrowclough by theirs sons and daughters"
framed by an extremely substantial braided brass rope border, on a plinth, the signed silvered Roman dial with outer minute track and blued steel hands, the very substantial triple chain fusee movement with arched, footed, plates united by eight turned pillars, with large lever platform escapement chiming the quarters on a run of eight bells and hammers 62cms (24.5ins) high
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