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The Hand Of Man Vol 15 (DVD)

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Patricia Lown, George Touzenis
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Episode 15 Grosvenor House, Show 2, London John Carlton-Smith, London An extraordinary clock made during the 18th century, probably by James Cox, for the Emperor of China. Not only a clock but with all its moving parts, called an autometer. The clock mechanism, made in England, with the casework and decorative elements, including a silver elephant with three moving parts, made by the craftsmen working in Peking and Canton for James Cox. An extravagant fabulous million pound clock. Andrew Edmunds, London A memorable 18th century caricature of the Gout by James Gillray; Gillrays brilliant and amusing caricature of Fatigues of the Campaign in Flanders; Harmony before Matrimony and Matrimonial Harmonics; A great selection of Hogarths etchings and engravings of The Rakes Progress, a set of eight from 1735 and two more showing London in the early 1700s illustrated by Gin and Beer. Jeremy Ltd., Michael Hill, London A magnificent Adam writing table from 1775, which converts into a library table; A very rare 1730 model of a kneehole desk, which the cabinetmaker would have used to obtain orders; A Swedish mirror; An important English George II period cabinet; Extraordinary English Regency wine coolers from one of the great families of England, bearing their coat of arms. Pyms Gallery, Alan Hobart, London An outstanding painting by Nathaniel Hone the younger, a friend of Corot and Harpignies, of the Barbizon School. The scene is along the Seine river and was painted in 1884; A moving picture by the American artist, Howard Helmick, painted in 1874 in County Galway, depicting the County dancing master teaching a young couple how to dance. It is a social document of how people lived. Ben Janssens Oriental Art, London An unusual pottery camel from the Tang Dynasty, roughly 8th century A.D., in three parts; An extraordinarily rare silver incense burner of the Tang period. Stair & Company, Georgina Goff, London A 1730 settee, with superbly carved legs and stretchers, and magnificent needlepoint, made by Thomas Roberts, who held the title The Royal Chair; A Crown Derby dessert service of 41 pieces, made in 1815 and painted by Richard Dodson, who was famous for his birds and landscapes; An unusual 18th century mirror of gilded carton pierre; A fine side table in a faux marble finish.


  • UPC: 889290934260
  • Home Release: 2020-02-18
  • Original Release: 2001
  • Content Provider: Films Around the World
  • Runtime: 48
  • Genre: Documentary
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  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Disc Format: DVD-5

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Patricia Lown
George Touzenis

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David Amory Lown

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