Lantern Clock, Griffin Rayment, Bury, St. Edmunds, Suffolk, Prolific Clock Making Family
Griffin (1722-1769) was son of Son of the famous Richard Rayment (1686-1754)
30-hour rope driven, circa 1730-1760
Haggar and Miller, Suffolk Clocks and Clockmakers, reported that no Griffin or Giffin lantern clocks are known to be extant; by the late 1750s the demand for this type of clock had waned in favor of longcase clocks. This is likely the only example extant.
Posted by David Addy: “I received emails from Marc Honcoop containing pictures of a clock which he owns. "I live in the Netherlands. I have a Lantern clock of Giffin Rayment. This is the only one he made.... The clock is all original with no signs of restoration. The clock was bought about 40 years ago for fl.15,000 gulden. That was a lot of money for those years. I don't know the date the clock was made.” Possibly Rayment made the clock with his father about 1730-1740, but I think the clock is younger at about 1760."
Giffin Rayment died in January 1769, and he was buried at St James's church on January 24th. His widow Esther was granted Administration as he had not yet made a will, being only 47 years old.
Trade Sign, Daily Bulletin – Northern Independent, Original Paint, Outstanding Graphics
19th Century, Both Sides Lettered, Reverse for Cantilevered Mounting
Daily Bulletin (Hazleton) (1879-1893) Possibly Pennsylvania, New Jersey or Ohio?
(Clean original condition, strong pigments, crisp; 74.25" x 25.25" x 2.5")
Swift, Ivory & Whalebone, Cup Finial, Pierced Clamp, Silver Pins, Turned Shaft
American, Possibly Nantucket, Likely Sailor Made
A FINE expanding double-cage joined by pewter rivets and red silk ribbons; with scrolled and heart pierced silver pinned thumbpiece; composed of incised whale bone ribs all surmounted by a finely turned and incised cup finial raised on urn-form resting on stepped spreading circular base. (Height: 15.25"; diameter open: 17.75")
Necessary Chair, Delaware Valley, 5-Slat Ladder-back Armchair, Deep Apron
A Superb Country Chamber Chair, Close Chair in Original Surface, Circa 1760
Maple with some figure and a lovely patina
The slats being arched on top and bottom edges, the pointed bulb finals, the plain turned stiles, the flattened undercut arms, the ball and ring feet and baluster turnings are confidently assigned to Delaware River Valley shop traditions. The turner and joiner, makers of this chair, were quite competent; small size, successful proportions; apron design and slip seat all work in concert. The deep apron with fantastic profile joining the block and turned posts is secured by thirty-two wood pegs, eight each leg. The potty-board and the frame on which it sat; facilitating the chamber pot is long gone, all else fine and original. (Height: 43.5"; seat height: 17.5"; width: 24.75"; depth: 17.25")
Volunteer Fire Department Painting, Torrent 10, Hand Pumper, Cleveland Ohio
Circa 1850’ s – 60’ s Before Torrent 10 Obtained a Steam Pumper in 1864
Oil on canvas, original carved frame; original stretcher and gilt liner
Seventeen actual portraits of posed firemen wearing parade uniforms; helmets and parade belts display “FC 10” [Forest City 10] proudly flanking a crane-neck style engine with tall dome air chamber. Although not absolutely confirmed at the time of publication, the engine depicted in the painting still exists in the Western Reserve Fire Museum, Cleveland, Ohio.
Torrent 10 was organized 1854 when Ohio City was annexed by the city of Cleveland See the History of the Cleveland Fire Dept 1857; in 1854 Forest 2 and Washington 1 were merged as part of the annexation of Ohio City by the Cleveland Fire Department becoming Torrent 10. See, Cleveland FD History, published 1897, page 13
See the Encyclopedia of American Hand Fire Engines presented by Handtub Junction; page 91 for the only Torrent #10 listing. (Excellent condition; frame: 42.25" x 26.25"; view: 35.5" x 19.5")
Queen Anne Armchair
Walnut and pine, circa 1745 – 1760
Graceful and inviting armchair of generous proportion. Serpentine crest rail featuring backswept knuckled ears and carved shell in center, beading on upper edge. Baluster splat sits in carved keeper shoe. Stiles with beaded outer edges continue to backswept chamfered legs. Cyma curve arms with scroll knuckled terminals are supported by cyma curved arm supports attached to trapezoidal slip seat rail with screws on interior surface. Single shell carving on front seat rail echoes that on crest rail. Cabriole legs with shell knee carvings terminate in trifid feet. (Overall height: 40"; seat height: 16.5"; width: 23")
Redware Vase, Pennsylvania, Dated 1827, Initialed “A.B.” Brown Manganese on Yellow
A rare thin-walled form in redware, the scalloped rim above a band of raised coggling ; beneath the shoulder are a pair of incised concentric rings; circular two-step projecting foot. There is a small glaze flake on foot; also, flakes and rough spots to ruffled rim. Two small hairlines to rim, all else fine and original. These minor imperfections do not distract or compromise the integrity. Ex Collection of Lester & Barbara Breininger of Robesonia, Pennsylvania. (Height: 7.75”)
Candle Sconce, Tin, Round, Crimped, Decorative Convex Boss
New England, Circa 1800-1820
An exceptional sconce with round dished reflector featuring embossed radiating geometric segments joined by concentric rings emanating from the central boss to crimped edge; curved and tapered reeded arm with rolled edges supports the candle nozzle within outwardly flared fluted drip pan with slightly projecting rim. Great surface, fine condition. (Height: 11"; diameter: 9.5"; depth: 4")
Punched & Pierced Tinned Sheet-Iron Barn Lantern, Large Size, Snappy Ornamentation
Often Called a Paul Revere Lantern, Single Candle Socket, Large Hoop Carrying Ring
American Candle Lantern, New England, Circa 1800ish’ ( Height: 17.75"; diameter: 6")
Candle Sconces, Pair, Crimped Circular Tops and Pans, Punched Star Decoration
American, Likely New England, Circa 1800-1830
A pair of [rectangular] tin candle sconces, America, early-19th century, tall pierced punch-decorated panels with crimped (folded) edges, crimped crests, and demilune dished pans, each with single candleholder. (Height:11.25”; width: 4"; depth: 3.5")
Cupboard-Hanging, Flared & Stepped Cornice, Paneled Door, Molded Base
Pennsylvania, circa 1800, pegged mortice and tenon joinery, small size
Cherry and poplar, original surface
Wonderful surface, wrought iron hardware including hanging device, rose head nails
Featuring a stepped cornice of a raised-panel door and molded base. The interior features two original shelves; backboard is a single raised panel. It appears that this cupboard may have been used in a printing shop whereas the black patina seen at area of door-pull is ink; the interior also displays traces of ink in a wonderful-way. The ink is thin and limited to the lower half of door and stile; the area where a inked hand would normally close the door; looks great! The door pull, and swing latch are 19th century replacements; cupboard is worthy of upgrading to stylistically appropriate period hardware.
(Height: 27"; width: 18.75"; depth: 13")
Bronze Sculpture, Hound Studying Tortoise, Alfred-Marie Jacquemart (French, 1824 to 1896)
Chien et Tortue, Circa 1875
Bronze figure of a hound regarding a turtle, the dog sitting on its haunches, peering inquisitively at a turtle walking near him, on oval base with mold incised signature A. Jacquemart, dark brown patina, height. 6 1/8-inches, base 7 1/8 x 4 inches. Jacquemart was a leading contributor to the animalier school of the. His animal works were exhibited at the Salon 1847-79. He completed several works for public monuments.
The West Prospect of His Majesties Dock-Yard, Near Plymouth
Samuel & Nathaniel Buck, Copper Plate Engraving, 1736
A beautiful engraved view from a series of town prospects by brothers Samuel (1696 - 1779) and Nathaniel Buck (1727 - 1753). The Buck brothers are the most important topographical artists of the18th century, creating a record of over 500 ancient monuments & towns in England and Wales. The series was published between 1724-c.1750. The plates were later reissued in 1774 by Robert Sayer. (Very good condition, archival mounting, not examined out of frame; Frame: 40.25 x 20.5"; view: 31 x 11.75")
Delft Charger, Jacob and Esau, Blue and White Biblical Dishes, 18th Century
Each Marked LPK in Blue in Underglaze-Blue, De Porceleyne Lampetkan Factory
Each center painted with the story of Jacob and Esau depicting Jacob offering a bowl from a cauldron on the hearth at the left to the seated archer Esau, above the inscription “Gen: 25. vs 27.”, the rim decorated with a border of stylized floral scrollwork diapered with dots and stripes. (Diameter: 13 9/16”)