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HOWELL JAMES & Co To The Queen Regent St 1870s Antique Pottery Case Mantel Clock

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Seller: djulya83 (504) 100%, Location: London, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 252654641720 HOWELL JAMES & Co.To The QueenPARISAntique Victorian mantel clock by Howell James & Co. circa 1870's.Made by appointment to the Queen.It has original hand painted pottery case, thick beveled glass front and back, original key, enameled face with gilt bronze hands and frame.The pottery case is beautifully decorated by hand with cherry blossom on the front, daffodils & plums on the sides and berries on the top. It measures: H 11" - 28 cm, W 9 1/2" - 24 cm, L 4 5/8" - 11.7 cm.Face diameter: 4 1/2" - 11.5 cm.This clock is very heavy.Condition: not working, needs servicing, has two chips to the bottom right corner and to the arch ( see pics.).Sold as found.Rare antique clock, good quality item and great maker's name.Howell James & Company were a firm of jewellers and silversmiths based in Regent Street in London which operated between 1819 and 1911.The firm Howell and James was founded in 1819 by James Howell and Isaac James who were originally silk mercers and retail jewellers. The company had premises at 5, 7 and 9 Regent Street and was noted for the variety and quality of its stock. In 1838 James left the business and the partnership then became known as Howell James & Co. By 1865 the firm employed over 140 women, most of whom lived above the shop.The firm exhibited in London, at the Great Exhibition in 1851 and at the 1862 International Exhibition, and in Paris and the International Exposition of 1867. At the London exhibitions of 1871 and 1872 the company exhibited jewellery by C.L. Eastlake, M. D. Wyatt, F. Leighton and L. F. Day. The company's 1878 Paris Exhibition stand was designed by Day. In 1889, company employee J. Llewellyn moved to Liberty & Co taking with him exclusive selling rights.In 1881 the premises were reconstructed and these incorporated art pottery galleries. An exhibition was staged, of architectural faience, produced to the designs of M. B. Adams by Burmantofts. In 1884 the company became a limited company and their name changed to Howell & James Ltd Condition: has original key, not working, needs servicing, two chips to the case. sold as found., Age: Antique, Pre-1900, Sub-Type: Mantel Clock, Material: Ceramic/ Pottery, Type: Mantel/ Carriage Clock, Style/ Origin/ Theme: Victorian, Features: Chimes

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