16th May, 2023 10:00

Design - Two Day Sale

Lot 76


A rare Doulton Lambeth 'Nautical' clock

A rare Doulton Lambeth 'Nautical' clock,
dated 1878, by George Tinworth and decorated by Hannah Barlow, the case modelled as a nautilus shell incised with seagulls, surmounted with further shells, supported by cherubs riding seahorses, the base applied with shells and seaweed, mounted with a painted dial with Arabic numerals, enclosing a drum movement striking the half hours, on a raised plinth, impressed mark and dated '1878',
27.5cm wide
22cm high

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We are deligheted to be offering for sale an outstanding collection of Royal Doulton ceramics. The first part of the 'Ann Turner Collection of Doulton Pottery' will be auctioned at Stansted Mountfitchet on 16 May 2023. The 100 lots will carry estimates ranging from £200 to £5,000.

Sold for £7,000

Condition Report

Dial cracked and stained along the line. Clock appears to work and strikes. Movement appears to be period and original. Firing crack to the base. The seahorses with professional restoration. 



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Auction: Design - Two Day Sale, 16th May, 2023


London Viewing | The 'Ann Turner Collection of Doulton Pottery'

This outstanding collection of Royal Doulton ceramics - some 100 lots with estimates ranging from £200-£5,000 - will be on view until 5 May at our London Gallery, 15 Cecil Court, London WC2N 4EZ, as follows:

Monday - Friday, 11.30am - 5.30pm 

Saturday - 1pm - 5pm

Sunday - Closed

The gallery will be closed 30 April - 1 May for the bank holiday.

To view items from the collection, please click here, or for more information, please contact 0203 971 2500 | london@sworder.co.uk 

Stansted Viewing

Auction viewing will be held at our Stansted Auction Rooms, Cambridge Road, Stansted Mountfitchet CM24 8GE, as follows: 

Friday 12 May, 10am - 5pm 

Saturday 13 May, 10am - 1pm 

Sunday 14 May, 10am - 1pm 

Monday 15 May, 10am - 5pm 

All lots are, however, extensively illustrated and carry detailed condition reports - see 'Condition report' at the foot of each lot description.


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