Antique George III shield dial tavern clock by John Johnson, London
Antique George III shield dial tavern clock by John Johnson, London
Antique George III shield dial tavern clock by John Johnson, London
Antique George III shield dial tavern clock by John Johnson, London
Antique George III shield dial tavern clock by John Johnson, London
Antique George III shield dial tavern clock by John Johnson, London

JOHN JOHNSON (worked c.1760-1770)

Antique George III shield dial tavern clock by John Johnson, London

c. 1760 London

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A fine and impressive, black lacquered Tavern Timepiece. The has access doors to either side and a shallow concave moulded foot. The shield dial is well proportioned and broad moulded surround projects on either side of the trunk, a feature of clocks of this period.

The decoration on the trunk door depicts a well, a pagoda, two birds and a dog. The trunk sides are filled with floral sprays. The dial is decorated with leafy scrolls in the corners. The brass hands have heart tips with long counterpoise to the minute. Atop the case there are two gilt wood finials.

The movement with tapered plates, anchor escapement and four pillars has a five wheel train giving a duration of some 10 days. Steel pendulum rod with brass faced bob and what may well be the original, oval lead weight of 16lbs.
* John Johnson is recorded in Brian Loomes, Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World: Complete 21st Century Edition (2006)
Dimensions
Height 62.00 inch (157.48 cm)
Stock Code
RW2970
Signed/Inscribed
circa 1760
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