An eight-day quarter chiming movement. Case with European Chinoiserie red laquer and gilt décor. Dial of gilt brass, numeric ring of silvered brass. With nine bells. Dial signed "William Webster Exchange Alley LONDON". The case back with paper label with text "No 17 C. B. Lilliehöök Grenna". Pendulum included. Height 244 cm.
Colour losses. Damages. Repairs. The lock of the pendulum door missing. Feet old but not original. Key missing.
40 000 - 50 000 SEK
3 820 - 4 776 EUR
Carl Bertil Lilliehöök, participated 1838-40 in the first artic expedition to northern Scandinavia and Spitsbergen.
Charlottenlund estate, Ystad.
Slott och herresäten i Sverige, Skåne, del II, the lot mentioned page 82.
William Webster was apprenticed to John Barnet in March 1701 and transferred to Thomas Tompion where he completed his apprenticeship and worked as a journeyman. Webster became a freeman of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers in 1710 and started his own business at Exchange Alley, London in 1711. Four days after Tompion’s death on 20 November 1713 Webster placed a newspaper advertisement stating that he had worked for Tompion and was now working on his own at the Dial and Three Crowns in Exchange Alley. He was elected to the position of Junior Warden in the Clockmakers Company in 1734 but died during his year in office on 13 August 1735.
The naval officer Carl Bertil Lilliehöök (1809-90) participated in 1838-40 in a large French Arctic expedition with the ship La Recherche. This was the first real scientific polar expedition and also with its international composition a precursor to the "polar years" during the second half of the 19th century. The expedition went to Northern Norway, but also Spetsbergen, which at this time was still a very unknown and almost uncharted area.
Carl Bertil Lilliehöök later became head of Sweden's all lighthouses. During his time at the post, many of the great lighthouses in the country were erected.
As a pensioner, Lilliehöök first lived in Mariefred but then in Gränna, where he built a house that still remains along the Brahegatan.
Carl Bertil Lilliehöök, who was born in Närunga parish in Västergötland, died in Gränna 1890. His wife was the German-born Johanna Lembke.
Viewing: May 29th – June 3rd at Berzelii Park 1, Stockholm
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Auction: June 4th–5th at Arsenalsgatan 2, Stockholm
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