This stunning quarter chiming longcase clock boasts the high-quality workmanship associated with clockmaking excellence. A truly stunning case would not look out of place amongst the very best, with the beautiful solid mahogany case, elegant dial and comprehensive movement to match. This is a delightful clock that would complement any collection.
Movement: The substantial movement held by five knopped pillars is of 8-day duration, with three brass bound weights driving the clock. The movement runs three trains for the going train; to tell the time and date, the hourly strike train; striking a single bell upon the hour, and the quarter chiming train; striking a nest of 8 bells, where each strike represents each quarter hour passed. Using anchor escapement, with a seconds pendulum and lenticular brass bob.
Case: A delightful, and majestic mahogany case. The sophisticated deep flamed Mahogany case with pagoda top and three urn finials over elaborate pierced sound frets and free standing reeded columns, above a long shaped moulded door with canted corners and typical London applied panel base upon a double plinth.
Dial: The 12” Break-arch brass dial with smartly engraved centre, Date aperture above VI and silvered engraved seconds subsidiary dial below XII featuring Arabic 5 second markers. Surrounded by the silvered engraved chapter ring featuring both roman numerals and Arabic five minute markers. The rococo spandrels have all been cast and chased to improve finishing and definition. In the break-arch there is a dial to show the phases of the moon. This would have originally been used to know when it was best to travel by moon-light. The dial is completed with original all finely shaped and blued steel hands.
Serviced and guaranteed for 3 years.
Height: 97″ or 246 cm
Provenance: Private collection U.K.
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