- Museum number
Dial of a Single-Handed Thirty-Hour Longcase Clock.
Square solid brass dial plate, with two dial feet (top left and bottom right). Originally with four Rococo ‘urn’ spandrels(now missing). Silvered (plated) brass chapter ring with Roman hours I-XII and small filled ‘fleur-de-lis’ half-hour markers. Around the inside is a an engraved inner track divided to quater-hours Four turned brass chapter ring feet. The makers name and place are engraved on the chapter ring between V & VII. The area inside the chapter ring is matted and decorated with engraved ‘basket of fruit’ (plenty?) below XII; two birds in flight, centre left and right; and one bird above VI (peace?). There is a rivetted stud on the back of the dial plate at X -XI.
- Production date
- 1770 -1780
Height: 25.50 centimetres (10 inch square)
Thickness: 2 millimetres
Width: 25.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Five casting faults/holes (lower left).
There are witness marks and four empty holes for spandrel fixing.
There are two vacant holes in the dial plate.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number