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[Barnard Clock]
Catalogue of The Barnard Clock, Watches, Fine Marine Chronometers and Fine Table, Bracket and Longcase Clocks (various owners).

London Sotheby & Co.: November 16th, 1970.

The 'Barnard Clock' was a "highly important small silver-mounted ebony bracket clock said to have been made for Queen Anne", signed by Tompion, with its original oak traveling case. After belonging to Queen Anne it is said to have been given by George II to Andrew Stone, his private secretary, and passed to his eldest sister, wife of William Barnard, in whose family it descended. It fetched $62,000. Also clocks by Quare, 3 by Knibb, and so on.

Softcover. 7"x9.5", 25 pages plus 1 color and 12 b/w plates (one folding) 74 lots prices realized sheet stapled to title page.

Inventory #: 35784
Price: $ 35.00      



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