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HENRY WATTS, POOLE CIRCA 1810


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A small, well proportioned Dorset Georgian period Longcase clock. A good quality mahogany case with figuring to the trunk door and base. An arched hood pediment surmounted by 2 original gilded finials. Brass capped hood columns. A re-entrant moulded base panel. A 12" silvered brass dial with fine quality engraving. A seconds dial and date aperture. An 8-day duration mechanism striking the hours on a bell. An old removal company's label to the case back 'Bournemouth'.

Henry Watts of Poole is recorded in Tribe & Whatmoor's 'Watchmakers and Clockmakers of Dorset' book as working at 128, High Street from 1800-1839.

Height 6ft 6 " / 197 cms Width (of hood)19" / 48 cms Depth 9" / 24 cms

£ 1650 (US$ 1897) (Euro 1782)

 

 

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ROBERT CONDEN, LONDON Circa 1780


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A rare Georgian London longcase clock with lunar moon phases and quarter striking on a rack of bells. A tall, well proportioned case of fine quality with fretwork to the hood pediment and side sounds fretting. A pagoda pediment with 2 original brass ball finials (I have the 3rd original central one). Brass capped hood and trunk columns with brass fluted stopwork. An arched trunk door and a re-entrant base panel. An arched brass and silvered dial with lunar moon phases to the arch. Date and seconds indicators and 'Dutch' five minute outer markers to the silvered chapter ring. A high quality 8-day duration mechanism striking the hours on a bell and quarters on a nest of bells. Brass cased weights and flat rod pendulum.

Robert Conden of London is recorded in Brittens' 'Old Clocks and Watches and Their Makers' book as working at 51, Clerkenwell Close from 1780-1785.

London longcase clocks with lunar moon phases are seldom seen and with the addition of quarter striking makes this a rare example.

Height 8ft 2 "/ 249 cms Width 21" / 53 cms Depth 9 1/2" / 24cms.

£ 9850 (US$ 11,327) (Euro 10,638)

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LAW & SON, BALLs POND ROAD, LONDON CIRCA 1865


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A good quality London longcase clock. An architectural pediment with central brass patterae and coloured glass side hood apertures. A London area 'regulator' style case with a re-entrant base panel and fluted trunk sides. Choice flame mahogany case veneers. A cast brass bezel surround to the circular painted dial signed 'Law and Son, Balls Pond Road'. A seconds dial and blued steel hands. An 8-day duration mechanism striking the hours on a bell.

Thomas Law and Son of London are recorded in Baillies' 'Watchmakers and Clockmakers of The World' book as working from 1863.

Height 7ft 1 " / 217 cms Width (at widest point at hood top) 18 " / 47 cms Depth 9 " / 23 cms.

£ 2200 (US$ 2530) (Euro 2376)

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JOHN WILLIAMS, GUERNSEY Circa. 1790


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A rare Guernsey Georgian longcase clock of smaller proportions. A mahogany case with an arched hood pediment with dentil cornice mouldings. Corinthian capped fluted hood side columns and side glass hood apertures. An arched trunk door and a moulded plinth panel. A very well engraved silvered dial with strike/silent to the arch. Blued steel hands with date and seconds. An 8-day duration mechanism of London quality with 5 pillars striking the hours on a bell. Brass cased weights and flat rod pendulum of London quality.

Channel Island clocks are seldom seen and Guernsey examples less so. This example by John Williams is circa 1780-90.

Height 6ft 7 " / 201cms Width (at widest point of hood) 19 / 38 cms Depth

9" / 25 cms

£ 1750 (US$ 2012) (Euro 1890)

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HANCOCK, CHARD Circa 1825


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A Somerset late Georgian period longcase clock. A swan neck hood pediment with central brass finial. Brass capped hood side columns. An oak and mahogany crossbanded case. An attractive painted dial with corner floral gilt, blue and pink geometric decorations with a date and seconds. An 8-day duration mechanism striking the hours on a bell.

The Hancock family of Clockmakers are well documented in A J Moores ' 'Watchmakers and Clockmakers of Somerset' and worked in a number of towns and villages. This example by John Hancock of Chard dates to circa 1825.

Height 6ft 11 1/2 " / 213 cms Width 19 1/2 " / 50 cms Depth 9 " / 24 cms.

£ 1250 (US$ 1437) (Euro 1350)

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