- Museum number
EBONISED OAK CASED TABLE CLOCK.
Eight-day spring-driven movement with reversed fusees and half-dead-beat escapement. Vulliamy style pendulum. Striking train for hours only.
Gilt-brass break-arch dial with applied spandrels and applied silvered-brass chapter ring, hours I-XII and minutes 5-60, the central area with a matted finish. A simple date indicator in an aperture below the centre. A silvered disc in the arch for strike silent and with the makers' name.
Ebonised oak? break-arch case with gilt-brass mounts and small claw feet. The front and back doors secured by hook and eye fixings. Original gilt brass winding key.
- Production date
Height: 45 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- The case and dial of the clock are not contemporary with the movement. The dial-plate appears to have been thinned down and re-finished with a chapter ring and spandrels. It was probably originally an all-over silvered and engraved dial. The chapter ring is engraved with hour numerals on both sides and was probably originally rejected because the outer circle on the reverse side runs off the edge. The case is of poor quality and is almost certainly of continental origin. The fact that there are no locks for the doors and never were, precludes from being English or London. The feet and the finial are later replacements even for the present case. Thgere is evidence of earlier feet..
- Not on display
- Latest: 3 (Sep 2016)
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number