Exquisitely proportioned, typical, very early 18C, long door, blue ground case with gilt chinoiserie decoration and twin gilt/gesso wooden finials.Shallow caddy top.
11" square brass dial with half quarters to outer edge of chapter ring, flying bird engraved finely matted dial centre, "twin cherubs & crown" spandrels, starburst to centre of seconds dial, square date box immediately below dial centre and 3 winding holes for ( from right to left ) 6 bell quarter chime, going, and hourly strike - the usual 3 train configuration.
Very interesting 8 day movement with unusual hourly ( rack ) striking, strike/silent facility for the 6 bell ( countwheel ) quarter chiming train with trip facility to re synchronise the countwheel function.Unusual, ingeniously thought out and very well executed.
William Atkinson of Sheffield – recorded, “Several longcase clocks reported varying from circa 1700 to circa 1750”.
93"( 236 cms. ) or 92"( 234 cms. ) ex. finials.