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Three Train Clock by Smith & Sons
Three Train Clock by Smith & Sons
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Three Train Clock by Smith & Sons
Three Train Clock by Smith & Sons
Three Train Clock by Smith & Sons
Three Train Clock by Smith & Sons
Three Train Clock by Smith & Sons
Three Train Clock by Smith & Sons
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Three Train Clock by Smith & Sons

  • This skeleton clock from Smith & Son is an extraordinary example of 19th-century British clockmaking
  • This timepiece operates with a rare three-train mechanism
  • The clock displays elaborate design elements including stunning fret and pierced work
  • At a time of mass production, Smith & Sons were dedicated to preserving horological excellence
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$78,500
Item No. 31-7267

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Description
A spectacular feat of engineering and artistry, this 19th-century skeleton clock was created by John Smith & Sons of Clerkenwell. The Clerkenwell Borough of Central London has for almost two centuries been one of the leading centers of clockmaking in England, and J. Smith & Sons was the region's most important skeleton clock craftsman. Though all of Smith & Sons' creations are desirable for their appealing design and mechanical ingenuity, it is their elaborate skeleton. . .
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A spectacular feat of engineering and artistry, this 19th-century skeleton clock was created by John Smith & Sons of Clerkenwell. The Clerkenwell Borough of Central London has for almost two centuries been one of the leading centers of clockmaking in England, and J. Smith & Sons was the region's most important skeleton clock craftsman. Though all of Smith & Sons' creations are desirable for their appealing design and mechanical ingenuity, it is their elaborate skeleton clocks that are particularly prized.

One of the most sought-after and elusive of all skeleton clocks, this timepiece operates with a rare three-train mechanism. Showcasing a dynamic Gothic Revival architectural style and finished to an incredibly high standard, the clock displays elaborate design elements including stunning fret and pierced work.

Skeleton clocks are defined by their lack of an external case, revealing the intricacy and beauty of their complex internal workings. This timepiece’s mechanics are on full display, allowing one to marvel at the technical craftsmanship of the three-train movement. At a time when many clockmakers were primarily making affordable clocks using mass production, Smith & Sons were dedicated to preserving the art of horological excellence. This clock is exemplary of the firm's finest works.

19th century

22" high x 16" wide x 9" deep
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Three Train Clock by Smith & Sons
Period: 19th Century
Origin: England
Type: Skeleton Clocks
Depth: 9.0 in. (22.86 cm)
Width: 16.0 in. (40.64 cm)
Height: 22.0 in. (55.88 cm)
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