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Ralph Gout: A large George III musical clock. Sign. Ralph Gout, London. England, c. 1780. H. 102 cm. W. 46 cm. D. 26 cm.

Description

A large George III musical clock in case of mahogany with gilt bronze mounting and fabric panels, round dial of white painted metal, the movement with large striking bell connected to the large musical instrument with 28 pipes and 11 melodies. The dial marked 'Ralph Gout, London'. England, c. 1790. H. 102 cm. W. 46 cm. D. 26 cm.

Ralph Gout was an important watch and clockmaker in London. Unfortunately he went bankrupt in 1796 when his stock included many clocks for Spanish and Indian markets and pedometer watches. Literature: Brian Loomes, 'Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World', London 2006, p. 313.

Condition

Condition report on request. Please contact: furniture@bruun-rasmussen.dk

Auction

Furniture, carpets and varia, 27 November 2019

Category

Clocks & watches ▸ Mantle, table and wall clocks

Artist

Ralph Gout (b. Switzerland c. 1770, d. England 1836)

Estimate

75,000–100,000 kr.

Sold

Price realised

80,000 kr.