JAMES MICHEL LONDON
This clock would have been made late 17th century so circa 1690 -95.
Information on the maker recorded by Loomes in the book Early Clockmakers of Great Britain, as a Long case clock by him c.1700, and one Mr Michell paid The Clockmakers Company a search fee in 1673.
The Kingwood case is mounted with a `repoussee` basket and mounts, and stands 14 inches high plus the upright handle.
The 8-day twin fusee` movement with 3 bell pull quarter repeat and Verge Escapement..
The back-plate is beautifully engraved with floral decorations, which surrounds the maker’s name.
The square gilt dial with winged cherub spandrels.
The use of Kingwood in English clock cases is exceptionally rare.
Very few are seen let alone available for sale.
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