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ANTIQUE CLOCKS IN RESTORATION

In Restoration - As always, any item in this section may be given priority, or reserved, on request. I also propose an addendum covering clocks awaiting repatriation - usually by sea freight and often 6 - 8 weeks before arrival. Again, items may be reserved on a no obligation basis.

ANTIQUE CLOCKS IN RESTORATION

Isaac Hadwen of Liverpool.

Isaac Hadwen of Liverpool.13" breakarch brass dial with "cloudy starry sky" MOONPHASES to arch. Especially well executed, 8 day, 4 pillar movement with hourly ( rack ) striking, centre sweep seconds and deadbeat escapement.Large, cast brass, cherubs head spandrels flanking the finely matted and engraved dial centre, blued cut steel hands with delicately cut and counterbalanced, blued, sweep seconds hand. The typical mahogany "flying saucer" finial centred broken arch pediment with blue and gilt verre eglomise panels under.Breakarch side windows to hood. Full "floating" fluted hood columns with matching hood rear half columns and matching trunk quarter columns. Long trunk door with shaped top and choice book matched mahogany veneers producing a "fountain" effect, repeated in the raised, scallop cornered, base panel. Typical "Liverpool" canted corner base and shallow ogee bracket feet. Unusually, there is a central block fixed on the backboard inside the case, bearing a short vertical spike ( pointing upwards ) corresponding to the lowest part of the pendulum. Linked to this is a beautifully hand written note which reads....... "When you set up this clock take care the center at bottom of pendulum hang right over that fixed below then it will beat true & I hope recomend your friend ( signed ) Isaac Hadwen N.B. The wight marked W is for the going part to make it go faster screw up the pendulum ball & to make it go slower lower it down." The smaller of the 2 weights weighs 9 pounds, is marked W and the larger, unmarked weight for the strike side, weighs 10.5 pounds. This clock is certainly by Isaac Hadwen II ( Isaac Hadwen junior ) who died in 1776, the business being carried on by his widow Hannah until 1777 when his son Isaac Hadwen III took over. This example, dating by style, is circa 1765. There is a very fine clock by this maker ( though without the refinements of a deadbeat centre sweep seconds escapement ) illustrated in "Clockmakers of Northern England" by Brian Loomes.That example has a very similar dial layout and is reckoned to be circa 1760. Height 92" ( 234 cms. ) ex. finial. This highly original clock is awaiting restoration and has joined the ( ever lengthening ) queue.

John Robertson of Edinburgh.

John Robertson of Potterrow Port Edinburgh. 13" finely engraved and silvered breakarch brass dial with ( gear and pin driven ) "starry sky" MOONPHASES to arch, plus calibrations for HIGH WATER at LEITH. Good quality, 8 day, 4 pillar movement with hourly ( rack ) striking and pull hour repeat. Strike/Silent selector at the 9 o'clock position. Blued, cut steel hands, the minute, serpentine. The exceptional, typically " Edinburgh" long door mahogany case with eagle/ball centred swan neck pediment having typical pierced work under, hand carved and gilded rose paterae plus domed side windows to hood. Full "floating" reeded hood columns with matching trunk quarter columns flanking the long, large oval marquetry inlaid, rosewood crossbanded and boxwood strung trunk door, the crossbanding, boxwood stringing and marquetry themes being repeated in the base. Height approximately 90" ( 228.5 cms. ) or 87.4" ( 222 cms. ) ex. finial. Outstanding marquetry inlays and well executed movement make this a very fine clock. Good workmanship all round. Longcase by this maker in Edinburgh Museum. In queue awaiting restoration.

Thomas Birchall of Nantwich.

Thomas Birchall of Nantwich ( Cheshire ).13" breakarch brass dial with MOONPHASES to arch.Good quality, 8 day, 4 pillar movement with hourly ( rack ) striking.Typical "Nantwich" area long door oak case with mahogany crossbanding and details, very similar to the example shown ( plate XIV ) in "Clockmakers of Cheshire" by Keith Appleby though my example retains it's original superstructure behind the swan neck pediment. The dial also similar to the example in the book. My example also circa 1775. Thomas Birchall is recorded "Born about 1725. Married 1755. Died 1822. Worked in Hospital Street 1782 - 84. Repaired Wrenbury church clock in 1774/5". Case, dial and movement in queue awaiting restoration.

Gregory of Gloucester.

Gregory of Gloucester.13" breakarch painted dial with MOONPHASES to arch.Good quality, 8 day, 4 pillar movement with hourly ( rack ) striking.Typical "Westcountry" short door, boxwood strung, flame mahogany case with brass eagle/ball finials to breakarch/fretted top, brass capped, fluted hood columns and front only bracket feet.A"leaner". Gregory, William Tucker is recorded - 16, Eastgate Street, Gloucester 1849 - 52, so we may confidently attribute this clock to circa 1850. Impromptu pic's available on request. Now fully restored, tested, calibrated and awaiting photography.

Sharman of Melton ( Mowbray ).

Sharman of Melton ( Mowbray ).12" square "Walker & Hughes" painted dial with main "wavy Arabic" numerals, "wavy Arabic" outer quarters ( 60, 15, 45, ) subsidiary seconds dial, "sad mouth" date aperture, fruit centred leafy swags to corner spandrels and blued cut steel ( lozenge ) hands. The good quality, 8 day, 4 pillar movement with hourly ( rack ) striking. Simple, flat top, long door, plain oak case with "pillars attached" hood door. Small and pretty. Sharman, John recorded - born 1776, working Melton Mowbray ( Leics. ) circa 1800, married 1806 - 40. Walker & Highes ( Dialmakers ) recorded Birmingham - 15, Lower Priory 1812 - 26, then Fisher Street 1827 - 35. This example, dating by style is circa 1815. Height 72.8" ( 185 cms. ). Dial restored, case restored, movement in queue awaiting restoration. Good, small size.

Jno. (John) Burges of Gosport.

Jno. ( John ) Burges of Gosport ( South Hampshire ).12"breakarch brass dial with wheatear edge engraving extending into the arch, LARGE, finely engraved sector in the arch, depicting day of the week, God for that day and deity symbol.A rare and well executed feature. The high quality, knopped, finned and ringed, 5 pillar, 8 day movement with hourly ( rack ) striking. The early, typically Portsmouth/Gosport, area high quality figured walnut case with typical substantial, overhanging top moulding surmounted by 3 small eagle/ball finials. John Burges, Gosport is recorded - a single date 1726, about the time he made this clock. Height ( ex. finials ) 86.5" ( 219.7 cms. ). Case in restoration and now ( probably ) finished end of July. Dial and movement now fully restored and on test/calibration.

Spencer & Perkins of London.

Spencer & Perkins of London.12" breakarch brass dial with MOONPHASES to arch, "dartboard" dial centre i.e. the chapters engraved on a solid disc rather than the more conventional ring, rococo spandrels, brass lozenge hands plus matching subsidiary seconds and date dials. The very fine quality, superbly executed, 5 pillar, 8 day movement with hourly ( rack ) striking and pull hour repeat. Substantial, forged, steel strip pendulum with large, heavy, "double brass" bob.Brass bound weights. The superior quality, classic "London," flame mahogany, pagoda top case with 3 spire/ball finials, "silk" backed brass side frets, central "silk" backed fret, brass insert "flying" fluted hood columns and matching trunk quarter columns over a panelled two step base, the lower, shaped. Known to have been made originally for the luxury ( in this case, Portuguese ) export market the dial being signed Spencer Y Perkins London - the Y signifying "and". Height 102.3" ( 260 cms. ) or 99" ( 251.5 cms. ) ex. central finial. Spencer and Perkins are recorded at 44, Snow Hill, near Newgate Street, London 1765 - circa 1810 and are highly regarded makers, known for their superior quality, diversity - longcase clocks, longcase regulators, complicated bracket clocks, high quality ( and complex ) watches, barometers, specialist instruments of all types, and far reaching export markets, especially Portugal which was a long standing military ally and trading partner. Two pedometers by them in the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers collection, Guildhall Museum, London. N.B. So called "dartboard" dials - especially those with brass lozenge hands are generally reckoned to be, stylistically, circa 1785 - about the time that this example was made, though may be earlier with cut steel hands. Please see LCMAH 341 - also by this maker, albeit not to such a high specification as this example. Case now restored. Dial and movement awaiting restoration.

Samuel Pearse of Axminster.

Samuel Pearce of Axminster.12" square engraved and silvered brass dial with subsidiary seconds dial, "sad mouth" date lunette and cut steel Lozenge hands.Signed Samuel Pearse Axminster to dial centre. Good quality, 8 day, 4 pillar movement with hourly ( rack ) striking. The small, neat, flat top, typically "Westcountry", oak case, with "pillars attached" hood door plus mahogany crossbanding and details.Height 74.5" ( 189.3 cms. ). Very similar to LCOAK 310 ( now sold ) except that this example has shallow bracket feet rather than a simple strip plinth making it slightly taller. Case, dial and movement all in queue awaiting restoration. Good small size.

Thomas Udall of London.

Thomas Udall of London.14" breakarch brass dial with "starry sky" MOONPHASES to arch, subsidiary recessed seconds disc, finely matted dial centre, cast brass rococo spandrels and blued cut steel hands. Boldly signed Thomas Udall London to "rainbow" at top of arch. The very high quality, hourly ( rack ) striking, 8 day movement with 5 knopped pillars and tee shaped frontplate to accomodate the gear driven moonwork. Flat brass rod with double brass bob, the rating nut calibrated.Brass bound weights.Silky smooth winding. Fine quality flame veneers to triple spire/ball mounted pagoda top case with central red "silk" backed fret and side windows to hood.Brass insert, Corinthian capped, fluted "flying" hood columns with matching Corinthian capped, brass insert, fluted, trunk quarter columns.Typical "London" two step base, the lower shaped.Typical scalloped edges to the raised base panel. Height 99.2" ( 252 cms. ) or 93.7" ( 238 cms. ) ex. finials. Thomas Udall is recorded - London, Shoe Lane, Clockmakers Company 1789 - 1814. N.B. Shoe Lane is known as an area of London where the upper echelons of the clock trade flourished notably John Shelton the clockmaker who supplied many highly accurate clocks to the Government of the time including the regulator taken by Captain James Cook for the accurate measurement of the Transit of Venus in Tahiti, leaving England ( Portsmouth ) on August 12th 1768. This example, by Thomas Udall, is circa 1795. Now fully restored, tested, calibrated, and awaiting photography. Impromptu pic's available on request.

William Mason of London.

William Mason of London.12" breakarch brass dial with rocking ship "man o' war" AUTOMATON to circular aperture in arch - "The Royal George". High quality, 5 pillar movement, with pull hour repeat. Boldly signed Willm. ( William ) Mason London to applied shallow "rainbow" plaque to lower dial centre Typical high quality, long door, flame mahogany, classic, "London" case with side windows to hood, breakarch top and typical "London" two step base, the lower, shaped. Height 87.4" ( 222 cms. ). N.B. High quality "London" clocks with either moonphases or automaton figures are relatively rare. There are several William Mason clockmakers recorded in the London area at this period - Dockhead, 1763 to 1787. Rotherhithe, 1750 to 1774. Southwark, 1734 (app.) to 1787. I believe the most likely candidate to be the Southwark man, 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. Now fully restored, tested and calibrated. Awaiting photography. The Royal George was built at Woolwich Dockyard, launched 18th February 1756 and was a "First Rate, 100 gun," ship of the line her "finest hour" being the 1780 battle of Cape St. Vincent ( known as the Moonlight battle," for obvious reasons ) under the famous Admiral Rodney. In August 1782 she was flagship of Rear Admiral Kempenfelt, her Captain being Martin Waghorn. On 29th August she sank off Spithead ( near Portsmouth ) with huge loss of life, estimates ranging from 900 - 1,200 with a claimed, 300 + souls saved. Impromptu pic's available on request.

Jno. Calver of Woodbridge.

Jno. ( John ) Calver of Woodbridge ( the Suffolk one ).12" breakarch brass dial with MOONPHASES to arch.High quality, 8 day, 5 pillar movement with tee shaped frontplate to accomodate the ( geared drive ) moonwork.Unusual "age of moon" slot within subsidiary seconds dial.Blued, cut steel hands, high quality " double brass" pendulum bob.High quality, figured walnut, long door case with panelled base.The excellent light colour, figuring and patination similar to the Thomas Butterworth clock LCWAL 117 and the Obadiah Smith MONTH going example LCWAL 119. Recorded born circa 1695, married 1738 died 1751. Worked in Stone Street, Woodbridge ( Suffolk ). Well made, attractive clock. Case now restored. Dial and movement now in restoration - promised restored by end of July.

W. ( William ) Cox of Devizes

W. ( William ) Cox of Devizes.12" breakarch early "Wilson" painted dial with MOONPHASES to arch. Long door, good quality mahogany case with Brass Corinthian capitals to fluted hood columns.Unusual ( quirky ) top to hood, seem before from the region - but rarely.Could be peculiar to a specific casemaker. Good quality, 8 day, 4 pillar movement with hourly ( rack ) striking on a single bell.Good quality geared moondrive.Very well executed. Case now restored. Dial and movement in queue awaiting restoration. Please google - William Cox Blue Mountains Australia - for a biography of this fascinating pioneer whose chequered career became ( ultimately ) extremely successful. This clock was bought privately from a French Consultant Engineer in Ouistreham ( near Caen ) in Northern France having been left to him by his father.It has not been on the open market since ( at least ) the early 1980's and was personally collected by me, by car, in working condition direct from, as we say, "a very good house". Impromptu pic's are available on request.

Robt. Welsh of Dalkeith.

Robt. ( Robert ) Welsh of Dalkeith.12" breakarch early Osborne painted dial signed Robt. Welsh Dalkeith to flower sprig flanked circular reserve in arch. Strawberry and flower painted corner spandrels, subsidiary seconds dial, small, square datebox with silvered date ring, similar to, and developed from, the earlier brass dial format ( see LCMAH 311 by the same maker - though that example, somewhat earlier ). Large Roman numerals, with smaller, 5 minute, Arabic outers. Blued, cut steel hands. The slender, delicately proportioned, long door, typically "Edinburgh" mahogany case with swan neck pediment. It is recorded that Robert Welsh was married on 30th January 1763, was working until 1812 and believed dead before 1819. Known for 8 day, brass dial and painted dial longcases, the latter sometimes with Dallaway dials, all invariably, in good mahogany cases. N.B. Osborne dials are generally regarded as superior to the Dallaway ones. Thomas Hadley Osborne ( the dialmaker ) is recorded born in 1753, Sutton Coldfield, worked at 20, Cherry Orchard, Birmingham, died 1779 aged 26 so we may confidently date this clock to circa 1778. In his earlier career he was in partnership with James Wilson 1772 - 1777 in Colmore Row, Birmingham. Case now restored. Dial and movement in queue awaiting restoration.

Peter Poignand of Jersey

Peter Poignand of Jersey.12" breakarch early "Wilson" painted dial with subsidiary date and seconds dials plus MOONPHASES to arch.Small, neat, pretty, long door mahogany case with breakarch top. Interestingly, the trunk door has a sticker on the inside "Number 26 October 7th 1806 Poignand Fils Horologer & Coufevre Grande Rue, St. Helier." Also, in a different hand "Mr. P.H. De La Croix" and below that "H. Lamery." The date of 1806 ties in nicely with dates for Wilson, the dialmaker, who is recorded as working 1780 - 1808 ( 11, Great Charles Street, Birmingham ). Height 83.3" ( 211.5 cms. ). Or 80.5" ( 204.5 cms. ) ex.central finial. Or 79" ( 201 cms. ) ex. finial pedestals. Interesting to have a serial number and the EXACT date of when it was made. A bonny wee thing which I hope "goes home" to Jersey. Just noticed another sticker - this time "hidden" high up on inside of trunk on left hand side. It's a printed sticker ( blue ) and reads - Member of B.A.D.A. William C. Fox Antiques 41, New St., St. Helier, Jersey. Central 24466. ( presumably a telephone number ). Now fully restored, tested, calibrated and awaiting photography. Impromptu pic's available on request.

Thomas Strickland of Kendal

Thomas Strickland of Kendal.12" breakarch brass dial with MOONPHASES to arch.Signed Thomas Strickland Kendal to "rainbow" over top of arch.Finely matted and engraved dial centre with cherubs head/rococo spandrels.Good quality typical Kendal area long door mahogany case with swan neck pediment, full "flying" hood columns with matching full hood rear columns and matching trunk quarter columns.Canted corners to base. Good quality, 4 pillar, 8 day movement with hourly ( rack ) striking on a single bell. An unrecorded and ( apparently ) rare maker. There is recorded a Timothy Strickland of Kendal circa 1720 to circa 1740 which I speculate may be the father of Thomas as the late 18C date of this clock ( dating by style, circa 1770 ) would fit in with Thomas being the son and when he would've been working. Really good proportions. Case now restored. Movement and dial in the queue awaiting restoration.

Wm. ( William ) Tarry of London.

Wm. ( William ) Tarry of London.Recorded, a single date - circa 1720.12" breakarch brass dial with PENNY MOON to arch, flat top, book matched, highly figured walnut veneered case, with side windows to hood and typical "London" two step base, the trunk door with breakarch top - very similar to LCWAL 117 by Thomas Butterfield of London. This example also circa 1730. The high quality, 5 pillar, 8 day movement with hourly ( rack ) striking and pull hour repeat. Typical high quality "double brass" pendulum bob and brass bound weights. N.B. High quality, classic walnut London made clocks of this period, with penny moon features, are relatively rare. Now fully restored, tested, calibrated and awaiting photography. Height 91.5" ( 232.5 cms. ). Impromptu pic's available on request.

Matthew Worgan of Bristol.

Matthew Worgan of Bristol, 12" breakarch brass dial with Adam & Eve AUTOMATA to arch - two arms moving + snake curling around the Tree of Life ( driven by a contrate wheel ). Exceptional, 8 day, 3 train movement playing music on 10 bells and 18 hammers at 4 o'clock, 8 o'clock and 12 o'clock + hourly ( rack ) striking to a larger, single bell. Pull repeat for music and ( independent ) pull repeat for hourly strike. High quality deadbeat escapement. Tune selector - choice of Hymn or March. Typical "Bristol," long door, good quality, mahogany case with swan neck pediment having typical "Bristol style" fretted detail under. Just had a phonecall from the movement restorer of this clock - "Superb quality, a pleasure to work on." ( He's not easily impressed ). Further phonecall, a week later; - "This movement is of such "Best London" high quality that it was probably bought in from a top London maker and "finished" in Bristol.Please see the Eardley Norton movement p.175 British Longcase Clocks by Derek Roberts having very similar characteristics." Recorded - "Born 1725 son of Thomas Worgan of Bristol, Cutler". There were two Matthews - father and son.As this clock is circa 1775, the first year that Matthew II is recorded and there are clocks extant by him signed Matthew Worgan Jnr. ( Junior ) I feel this is most likely a clock by the father, Matthew I. Height 91.5" ( 232.5 cms. ) or 90.1" ( 229 cms. ) ex. finial. Now fully restored, tested, calibrated and awaiting photography. Impromptu pic's available on request.

John Warry of Bristol.

John Warry of Bristol, 12" breakarch painted dial with Adam & Eve AUTOMATA to arch, "wavy Arabic" chapters, unusual punch decorated, lacquered brass hands, long door flame mahogany, typically "Bristol" case with swan neck pediment. N.B. There are two John Warry of Bristol clockmakers recorded, father and son. John I was born in 1783 and John II was apprenticed in 1830 - so this clock may be confidently attributed to John I as, dating by style, it's circa 1815. A very attractive, well cared for and original "Bristol" clock. Height 90" ( 228.5 cms. ) or 87.8" ( 223 cms. ) ex. finial. Now fully restored, tested, calibrated and awaiting photography. N.B.I always try to acquire clocks by this maker as they are always well made and of consistently good quality Impromptu pic's available on request.

Benjamin Cotton of Hurley.

Benjamin Cotton of Hurley ( also seen spelt Horley ), Buckinghamshire, 12" breakarch brass dial with "starry sky" MOONPHASES to arch, flat top, long door, rare olive green chinoiserie lacquer case. N.B. Recorded "mid 18C, then to Great Marlow ( also ( in ) Buckingshamshire ) where died in 1763." This example circa 1740. The case of particularly good, small, neat,"compact" proportions and good warm colour. Boldly signed BENJAMIN COTTON HURLEY on "rainbow" applied below the finely matted dial centre.The silvered chapter ring with "floating" half hour markers, the moon "humps" finely engraved. Good quality, 4 pillar, 8 day movement with hourly rack striking and "tee" shaped frontplate for the moonwork. Small, pretty, very decorative. 82" ( 208 cms. ). Now fully restored, tested, calibrated and awaiting photography. Impromptu pic's available on request.

Charles Howse of London.

Charles Howse of London, 12" breakarch brass dial with stike/silent to arch and high quality, 5 pillar movement.High quality pendulum with "double brass" bob.Brass bound weights.The classic, superior quality, "London" flame mahogany case with keystone centred "double breakarch" top, bridge top trunk door and typical "London" two step base, the lower, shaped.Height 93" ( 236.2 cms. ). Very similar to LCMAH 344 ( now sold ) but with slightly earlier, finely matted dial centre. N.B. Charles Howse was apprenticed in 1750, member of the Clockmakers Company 1761 - 1804 and Master of The Clockmakers Company in 1787.A very fine and well respected maker.This is a very fine, high quality clock. Now fully restored, tested, calibrated and awaiting photography. Impromptu pic's available on request.

Henry Ellis of Lewes.

Henry Ellis of Lewes, ( East Sussex ). 12" breakarch engraved and silvered brass dial with substantial, well executed, 5 pillar, 3 train, 8 bell, QUARTER CHIMING MOVEMENT plus hourly ( rack ) striking.Typical "Lewes" long door mahogany case with breakarch top and side windows to hood.. N.B. Recorded Walwers Lane, Lewes, St. John sub Castro, ( Sussex ) a single date, in Poll Book , 1818. Signed in flowing script - Henry Ellis Lewis ( old/alternative spelling ? ) to large oval reserve in the arch. Height 84" ( 213.5 cms ). In the queue awaiting restoration. Impromptu pic's ( unrestored ) available on request.

Wm. Carter of London.

Wm. ( William ) Carter of London, 12" breakarch brass dial with rocking ship AUTOMATON to ( whole ) arch "The Royal Ann" engraved to "rainbow" over top of arch.Typical high quality long door, flame mahogany "London" case with breakarch top, side windows to hood and two step base, the lower shaped. The high quality, 8 day, 5 pillar movement with hourly ( rack ) striking.High quality pendulum with "double brass" bob.Brass bound weights. Height 85" ( 216 cms. ).A relatively small and compact size for a London clock of this period. High quality "London" clocks with either moonphases or automaton figures are quite rare. This example is of the "full arch" type, rather than the smaller, circular aperture, type. N.B. 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. Now fully restored, tested, calibrated and awaiting photography. Impromptu pic's available on request.

Benson of Whitehaven

Benson of Whitehaven, 13" breakarch brass dial with engraved and silvered dial centre, MOONPHASES to arch and large cherubs head cast brass spandrels. Typical "Whitehaven," Chippendale influenced, high quality mahogany case with swan neck pediment and distinctive "returns" under the swan neck terminations. N.B. John Benson of Whitehaven ( Cumberland ) is recorded "married 1750.Belfast 1753 then Whitehaven again circa 1755.Died 1798." It is speculated that John Benson took the distinctive Whitehaven case design to Belfast where it was well received and adopted. There is a very fine mahogany longcase in the entrance hall of number 10, Downing Street, London, by this very respected maker - which may be glimpsed during the Number 10, Downing Street video clip tour. Case now restored. Dial and movement now in restoration. Height 89" ( 226cms. ).

Peter Robertson of Perth.

Peter Robertson of Perth.12" breakarch brass dial with MOONPHASES to arch and High Water calibrations.Typical, delicately proportioned "Perth" flame mahogany, high quality case with eagle ball centred swan neck pediment. N.B. This maker ( so far ) unrecorded but dating by style circa 1770 would seem appropriate. There are several Robertson clockmakers recorded in Perth :- Andrew, Bridgend, Perth circa 1790. Daniel, Perth 1845 - 55. David, Perth 1837. James, Perth 1770. Patrick, Perth 1765. Robert, Perth 1825 - 37. Robert, Perth 1893. Now fully restored, tested, calibrated and awaiting photography. Impromptu pic's available on request.

Simon de Charmes of London.

Simon de Charmes of London, 12" breakarch brass dial, beautifully executed MONTH going movement, flat top figured walnut case of excellent proportions with typical "London" two step base.Unusually, the case sides have really good "rippled walnut" veneers of the high quality, invariably saved for the front. Similar to LCWAL 117 by Thomas Butterfield of London but slightly earlier ( circa 1720 ) with flat top to trunk door.Excellent quality and proportions, as you would expect, from this well respected, early maker who is recorded "came from France circa 1685, made a Free Brother of the Clockmakers Company April 1691, Known to be in Clockmakers Company until 1730." His premises are recorded - "at the sign of the clock, the corner of Warwick Street, Charing Cross." Well known for his complicated watches - several of which are in museum collections, notably the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers collection in the Guildhall Museum. Now fully restored, tested, calibrated and awaiting photography. Impromptu pic's available on request.

James Green of London.

James Green of London ( Fenchurch Street ) is recorded apprenticed 1722, Clockmakers Company 1760 - 1804, Master of the Clockmakers Company 1784 ( about the time he made this clock ) in Philpot Lane 1787.Appointed by Act of 1761 to examine the world famous Harrison's timepiece.A classic, late 18C, London, long door, flame mahogany, 8 day, brass dial, longcase clock with brass capped, brass insert fluted hood columns and matching trunk quarter columns breakarch top, typical "London" two step base. 12” breakarch brass dial with strike/silent feature to arch, cast brass spandrels, raised, silvered chapter ring, finely matted dial centre, recessed silvered subsidiary seconds dial and conventional “square” date box.James Green London engraved to applied silvered nameplate below centre of dial. Blued cut steel hands, the minute, serpentine. Brass bound weights. "Double brass" pendulum bob. The high quality 8 day, 5 pillar movement with hourly ( rack ) striking. Height 82” ( 208.3 cms. ). N.B. Unusually SMALL for a "London" clock of this period. Now fully restored, tested and calibrated. Not yet photographed. Impromptu pic's available on request.