A beautiful 8-day marquetry longcase clock of slim proportions, made my a master of English clockmaking during the golden age of clockmaking period. This is a very attractive clock of great quality.
Dial: 11″ square brass dial with finely cast cherub head spandrels, finely matted dial centre having ringing to winding holes and to the seconds subsidiary dial centre. Decorative engraving to date aperture. Silvered, engraved chapter ring with five minute markers, Roman and Arabic numerals, signed “Peter Wise London”. Finished with some beautifully sculpted finely blued steel hands.
Case: Handsomely slender, exquisitely proportioned. A Walnut, Bird & Flower marquetry case with side windows and blind fret frieze to flat topped hood, Doric hood columns, convex throat moulding, long trunk door having round brass lenticle, with the base set on plain strip plinth.
Movement: The 8-day, brass bound weighted driven clock movement, held together by five knopped and finned pillars with anchor escapement and seconds pendulum. The strike train uses an internal count wheel system to know which hour to strike the bell on the hour.
Peter Wise: Peter was the son of John Wise. An excellent clockmaker, he became free of the Clockmaker’s Company 1693, was Warden in 1724 and went on to become Master in 1725. To be master of the Clockmaker’s Company at this time would have been a great honour, considering the other prominent makers of the period.
Serviced and guaranteed for 3 years.
Height: 90 ½″ or 230 cm
Provenance: Private collection U.K.
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