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English Ebony Bracket Clock Sold For Over $1 Million At Bonhams

English ebony bracket clock attributed to Ahasuerus Fromanteel
English ebony bracket clock attributed to Ahasuerus Fromanteel

Recently discovered, English ebony bracket clock attributed to Ahasuerus Fromanteel, designed For Napoleon’s 1801 Exposition, was sold for amazing £692,000 ($1.1 million) two days ago at Bonhams, New Bond Street, as part of its sale of Fine Clocks and Watches. Lost for two centuries, this impressive clock was discovered in a private European clock collection in mid-May of this year.

The seller remembers the clock being in the family home since at least the 1950s but does not know exactly where or when her late grandfather bought it. He was based in Paris and was a keen collector of clocks. Quite how such an important early English clock found it’s way to the continent and has remained undiscovered for over 300 years is a mystery, but such things do happen.

Other sought after lots included a fine late 17th century timepiece by Thomas Tompion, which fetched £156,000 ($250,600); and a rare 17th century Roman-striking table clock by Joseph Knibb, which made £126,000 $(202,400). In total, the sale realised £1,632,520 ($2.6 million) with 93% sold by value.

17th century timepiece by Thomas Tompion
17th century timepiece by Thomas Tompion

17th century Roman striking table clock by Joseph Knibb
17th century Roman striking table clock by Joseph Knibb

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Written by Slamchica

Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.

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