Andrew Dunlop, London
Andrew Dunlop, London
Andrew Dunlop, London
Andrew Dunlop, London

Andrew Dunlop, London

c. 1730 England

Offered by Howard Walwyn Ltd Fine Antique Clocks


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A rare George II period Grande Sonnerie table clock by this excellent maker.

The elegant moulded and ebony veneered case has an inverted bell top surmounted by five gilt brass finials. The front door has pierced and engraved brass frets and the sides are glazed within moulded arched surrounds. The whole case stands raised upon four gilt moulded block feet and has a knopped brass carrying handle to each side.

The exceptional arch brass dial has a raised silvered and engraved chapter ring and silvered engraved bar for the selection of the hours, silent, and both quarters and hours. The finely matted dial centre has inset date indication and a dummy pendulum aperture. Within the arch, the maker’s signature is engraved on a raised silvered disc with a wheatear border.

The massive fully restored three-train movement, of the finest London quality, has the most beautifully engraved backplate depicting scrolling foliage, flowers, birds and a cornucopia of flowers. The 8-Day movement also has a train of six bells and six hammers for the quarters and a separate bell for sounding the hours. There is also a pull-quarter repeating mechanism.

Andrew Dunlop had his workshop in Spread Eagle Court, Gray’s Inn, London and was active between 1702 and 1732. He is listed on page 231 of Brian Loomes’s ‘Clockmakers of the World’. Grande Sonnerie clocks are particularly rare and this is a fine example.
Height 18.00 inch (45.72 cm)
Howard Walwyn Ltd Fine Antique Clocks

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