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Mantel Clock (1780) silver engraved (not built) by Thomas 'antiquity' Smith, London. With gold & silver ornaments.

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Posted 6 years ago

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Contains 218.5 grams of gold 131 grams of platinum
Recently discovered and stored at the bank.

This is updated: The long shaped pieces arePlatinum. see pic 4

It is a late 18th century walnut bracket clock. In perfect shape.
Engraved by a famous man, Smith, John Thomas (1766-1833)

The time mechanisme has been replaced, propbably twice before.
It does work, but stops ticking.

Only the yellow gold is tested also not gilded.
The pineapples (No pine cone) around 43gr each. are at least 21.6k, triangles around the plate 11.5gr.
Not plated, or gilded. the sticks in the pineapples are all not in the middle or the same length. They have been put in while molding. When its on the clock it is loose, they are not fixated. 218.5 grams of gold 24k.

I don't know alot about it. I recently discovered that is was gold. It might have been painted in WWII. When the Germans invaded Europe
There are alot of these models, from around 1900. Replica's this is a real one. serial number 23, No idea what its worth. It is stored in a save in the bank. Any additional info is welcome

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