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Large Antique Style Brass Lantern Clock FRENCH Movement : RUSSELLS LTD LIVERPOOL

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Seller: cgfclocks (1,874) 100%, Location: GB, Ships to: GB & many other countries, Item: 381615756921 Wonderful Antique Style Brass Lantern Clock retailed by RUSSELLS LTD LIVERPOOL PLEASE VIEW OUR EBAY SHOP FOR OTHER BAROMETERS WE HAVE FOR SALE BY CLICKING ON : IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO VIEW THE ITEM OR HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CALL US ON 01829 733028 DESCRIPTION: This is a wonderful brass antique style lantern clock which is of nice grand proportions measuring just over 9.5 inches high. It has an FRENCH movement and the clock was retailed by the renowned 'RUSSELLS LTD LIVERPOOL', and as such is signed at the botttom of the dial. The clock is surmounted by five finials and has a strapped bell. The wonderful finials and feet are solid cast brass and in excellent order. The pediment is lovely and elaborate fretted detailing in the upstands which adorn the front and both sides, in addition the front upstand has been nicely engraved. The case is a wonderful colour from age just as you would expect to find it. The clock has a beautifully engraved dial with lovely scroll engravings to the centre. The dial also has a large engraved chapter ring with Roman numerals and markers between the numerals and the bottom of the dial is signed with the retailers name 'RUSSELLS LTD LIVERPOOL'. The rear of the clock has a door which can be opened to view and access the movement. The movement is stamped 'MADE IN FRANCE'. The clock is wound and the hands are adjusted from the rear and comes complete with it's double ended winding key. The clock is in full working order. We haver the following informtion on 'Russells Ltd, Liverpool': 'Thomas Russell is first listed as a watch manufacturer in 1848 and he had premises at 20 Slater Street, Liverpool. At a later date, he moved to 30 Slater Street where the ‘Russell Time O’Day watches’ were manufactured. About 1859, Thomas appears to have handed over the control of the company to Thomas Robert Russell and Alfred Holgate Russell, and the firm changed it’s name to Thomas Russell and Son. By 1877 the company moved premises to Church Street, Liverpool. The partnership between Thomas Robert and Alfred ended in 1870. Thomas Russell & Son, after Queen Victoria’s death, signed their watches ‘Makers to Queen Victoria’ even though officially the warrant had ceased with the Queens death. This was tolerated for a time before it was removed from their watches. Thomas Robert continued as the proprietor of the Russell Watch and Chronometer Manufactory at Cathedral Works, 18 Church Street, Liverpool with addresses in Piccadilly, London and Toronto, Canada. This became Russell’s Limited in 1894. From this date it seems that they continued as retail jewellers with branches in Liverpool and, by the early 1900’s, Manchester and Llandudno. Alfred Russell continued the company of Thomas Russell and Son (Alfred Russell & Co). This company was listed in 1880 as ‘watch and chronometer manufacturers and machine made keyless lever and jewellery merchants by appointment to Her majesty the Queen and HRM the Duke of Edinburgh and the Admiralty’. In 1881, they became importers of Swiss watches, music boxes etc. Eventually, the firm was converted to a limited company and by 1938 had become Thomas Russell & Son Watch Co Ltd.'. AGE: The name Russell’s Limited was used from 1894, this clock dates to circa 1900. DIMENSIONS: The approximate MAXIMUM dimensions are: - 4 inches (10 cm) wide across the dial - 3.5 inches (9 cm) deep - 9.5 inches (24 cm) high CONDITION: The clock is in lovely condition and the case is a nice mellow colour and has age marks just as you would expect to find it. According to personal taste it could be polished to a shiny brass finish however we prefer it in it's original patina. The clock is in working order. This is a wonderful opportunity to purchase a superb lantern clock, so happy bidding. If you have time please check out my other items! Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions on 01829 733028. Payment: Please ensure payment is made within 2 days of the end of the auction and collection is made within 14 days. Payment methods listed. For collection in person, cash on collection. Please email any other questions before bidding and only bid if you are serious about buying. Unless prior arrangements have been made all items to be collected within 14 days. Postage: POSTAGE IS TO ENGLAND WALES AND PARTS OF SCOTLAND, EXCLUDING THE HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS. Please note that there is a surcharge of £10 for delivery to: The Highlands and Islands of Scotland Postcodes IV, HS, KA27-28, KW, PA20-49, PA60-78, PH17-26, PH30-44, PH49-50, ZE and also Northern Island, Isle of Man and Isles of Scilly. Postcodes BT, IM, TR21-25. Ref: lantern clock 10 Powered by eBay Turbo Lister Condition: Please see photographs and description. The clock is in lovely condition and the case is a nice mellow colour and has age marks just as you would expect to find it. According to personal taste it could be polished to a shiny brass finish however we prefer it in it's original patina. The clock is in working order.

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