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Early 1900's Mahogany & Inlaid cased Mantel clock presented to Major Edmond John Phipps-Hornby VC. RHA in 1907

A highly desirable, historic and decorative early 1900's dome-top, Mantel Clock, the mahogany case having good line and inlay decoration to the front with pedestal base and bun feet, the clear face having Roman numerals, gilt metal engine turned centre and decorative brass surround, the 8 day, pendulum movement striking on the hour and the half hour, complete with key. a plaque to the front of the clock shows  that  this Clock was presented to Major Edmond John Phipps-Hornby VC. RHA (at that time)  by and on the occassion of his winning the Bramshot Spring Meeting in 1907.

Condition. The case has good colour and patination and is in good order throughout, the movement has been cleaned and serviced and keeps excellent time.

Approx Size: Ht.13ins x 7.75 ins x5 ins ( 33cms x 19.5 cms x 12.5 cms)

Price: £1680.00

Side Note.

Brigadier General  Edmond John Phipps-Hornby VC. (RHA) CB. CMG.DL  was born on 31st December 1857 at Lordington House, Lordington, Hampshire, England He was the Son of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Geoffery Thomas Phipps-Hornby and  died (aged 89) on 13th December 1947  at Sonning, Berkshire, England. He is buried at St Andrews Churchyard, Sonning.

Edmond John Phipps-Hornby entered the Royal Artillery in 1877, He fought in the Boar War, his first service being in the Bechuanaland Expedition in 1884/5. He became a Major on the 1st December 1895,  Brevit Lieutenant -Colonel in November 29 1900  and following distinguished service  was awarded the Victoria Cross (VC) in that same year.

He was later invested as a Companion Order of St. Michael and St George and subsequently Companion, Order of the Bath (CB)

N.B. The Clock comes complete with photo-image and brief details of the then Major Edmond Phipps-Hornby serving in the Royal Horse Artillarys  vivid account of his action whilst fighting in the Boar War leading to his being awarded the Victoria Cross .,  awarded "due to the heroism and individual example of Major Phipps Hornby who was in command, and who most fearlessly exposed himself during the terrible ordeal".

More detail and family history can be found through wikipedea & on-line of this fine, distinguished and highly decorated Gentleman.