Charles And Richard Comyns 1920 London Neo Classic Carriage Table Clock In Sterling Silver And Shell
Travel carriage clock designed by Charles & Richard Comyns.
Beautiful small travel-desk clock, created by the top notch and prestigious silversmith company of Charles & Richard Comyns. The case frame was made, with neo-classic patterns in the United Kingdom in the 1920. It was carefully crafted in solid .925/.999 sterling silver and finely carved shell, with sterling silver inlaid. It is mounted in a rectangular base with 4 bun feet.
The movement: French, mechanical for 8 days and the dial is made of white porcelain with roman numerals and blue steels hands. Suited at the reverse, with a hinged hide door with a twisted lock.
Weight: Have a total combined weight of 368.8 Grams.
Measures: 101.6 mm by 70 mm by 42 mm (4.0 x 2.75 x 1.65 Inches).
Hallmarks: Stamped Two times, with British control hallmarks; the Rampant Lion cartouche for the assay and the guaranty of the sterling silver, the mark for the city of London, the gothic letter E for the year of production 1920, the serial number and signed, "C&R C. A4023".
Charles & Richard Comyns, was a very famous maker, one of the oldest and most prestigious British silversmiths whose hallmark name can be traced back to the early 17th century. This prestigious firm of manufacturing silversmiths was originally established by William Comyns in 1859 when he purchased the business of Robert Tagg, an outworker of Rundell, Bridge & Co.
The firm became William Comyns & sons in 1885 when sons Charles and Richard were admitted to the partnership. When William Comyns died in January 1916, the business became William Comyns & Sons ltd (Charles & Richard Comyns) in 1930, with Richard H. Comyns as permanent governing director. Always created fine quality and made silver for other retailers including Tiffany & Co. of New York. In 1953, the company was purchased by Bernard Copping and is now one of the few surviving manufacturing silversmiths in London.
Note: This piece has been produced during the reigning period of King George V. (1910-1936).
Note: It is in great antique condition and the case has been recently refinished. The movement has been cleaned, oiled and serviced, it is in perfect running time.
Condition: The overall condition of this piece is excellent. Beside the little normal wear, there is no damage to any part. All pieces are secured in the settings. This piece has been carefully inspected to guarantee the condition and authenticity.
INVENTORY REF: D0000CENK/.1111