A Fine Striking Skeleton Clock
A Fine Striking Skeleton Clock
A Fine Striking Skeleton Clock

JAMES EDWARDS (worked from 1829-c.1853)

A Fine Striking Skeleton Clock

1829 to 1853 Stourbridge

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£3,800 gbp
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A beautifully made Victorian brass skeleton clock with an eight-day duration, double fusee movement striking the hours on a gong, with pull repeat. With five-spoke wheelwork throughout and beautifully worked brass and steelwork. The silvered dial has scalloped edges, engraved black Roman hour numerals and signature 'Dumville, Stockport', being the retailer of the clock, and has decorative blued steel hands. The scroll shaped framework to the clock is typical of the design used by James Edwards of Stourbridge and can be safely attributed to his workshops.
(See Derek Roberts, 'British Skeleton Clocks' pages 173-177 for photographs of similar clocks and a further history of Edwards)

Although made by Edwards this clock is signed for the clockmaker Dumville of Stockport who would've 'bought-in' this piece to retail. There were a number of clockmakers named Dumville working in Stockport at the time of this clocks manufacture, all seemingly the sons of the maker John who died in 1797, The retailer of this particular example, Nathaniel Dumville, was a well-known clokmaker in his own right and was known to have been working in Hillgate, Stockport from circa 1828 until at least 1841.
Fully restored and guranteed
Derek Roberts, 'British Skeleton Clocks' pages 173-177 for photographs of similar clocks and a further history of Edwards
Dimensions
Height 13.00 inch (33.02 cm)
Stock Code
1244
Signed/Inscribed
Dumville, Stockport
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