Thomas George of London Marquetry Longcase Clock.
Movement: The substantial 8-day weight driven clock movement held together by five ringed pillars with anchor escapement, seconds pendulum and brass weights. The strike train uses a count wheel outside of the back plate to know which hour to strike on the hour.
Case: The stunning original early marquetry veneered case is of faultless proportions. The carcass of the case being oak features walnut veneer and ebony panels of bird and flower marquetry of the early form, with the glass lentical at pendulum bob length. The base is also veneered to match standing upon ebonised bun feet and the hood still having its original cherub cresting.
The hood has been converted from a rising hood to a front opening door, featuring two ebonised barley twist columns to either side. So often these cases can be ruined by over restoration. This particular case has been looked after very well and has not suffered such fatal detriment.
Dial: The 10” square gilt brass dial is simply stylish and graceful with fine matting to the centre, seconds subsidiary dial below XII and date aperture above VI. A silvered chapter ring surrounds the matting with Roman numerals depicting the hours, Arabic five minute markers and trident half hour markers, spandrels to each four corners of the dial plate which is engraved Thomas George Londini Fecit to the lower edge. Finished with the original beautifully sculpted finely blued steel hands.
- Currently – Private collection, UK
- Previously – Private collection, UK
Height: 80 ¾” or 205cm
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J. C. Collection
The J. C. Collection is one mans collection of fine antique clocks based in the county of Bedfordshire.
A highly respected horologist and a Fellow of The British Horological Institute, James has held many horological positions of high esteem working for contracts with H. M. Government to the The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple.
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