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This Longcase Mahogany's Maker - Wm. ( William ) Carter of London.Several candidates in London at this period, the most likely being recorded "Southwark mid 18C," based on no more evidence than Southwark was a thriving dock area of London at the time and local makers were known to produce rocking ship automata.

This Longcase Mahogany's Movement - High quality, 5 pillar, 8 day, movement with hourly ( rack ) striking. - Price: £19,850

ANTIQUE Longcase Mahogany CLOCK - LCMAH 365

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Title LCMAH 365
Case Typical late 18C, classic "London", long door, exceptional flame mahogany case having good rich colour and tonal variations. Smaller than normal size with breakarch top, side windows to hood, and typical "London" two step base, the lower, shaped. Especially good colour, small and compact.
Dial 12" breakarch brass dial with rare "whole arch" man o'war rocking ship AUTOMATON to arch. Engraved "The Royal Anne' to top of arched dial with whole arch scene depicting a fortified breakwater, 3 ( static ) ships behind the principle, large rocking ship fronted by fretted out waves across the base of the arch. Recessed seconds disc with scalloped edges, engraved name plaque - Wm. Carter London to the lower finely matted dial centre and conventional datebox above the 6 o'clock position. Blued, cut steel hands, brass strip pendulum and brass bound weights.
Movement High quality, 5 pillar, 8 day, movement with hourly ( rack ) striking.
Maker Wm. ( William ) Carter of London.Several candidates in London at this period, the most likely being recorded "Southwark mid 18C," based on no more evidence than Southwark was a thriving dock area of London at the time and local makers were known to produce rocking ship automata.
Date Circa 1780.
Height 85" ( 216 cms. ). N.B. London clocks of this size especially with "whole arch," large automata, small automata or moonphases are relatively rare
Price £19,850 - SOLD

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