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This clock which was made in the early 19th century is signed on both the bottom of the backplate 'D & W Morice, Fenchurch St.', who were working together ( David & William ) from 1800 - 1832.
The size and proportions of the champher top case are excellent. It has a brass pineapple finial to the top with brasswork radiating out from this to the four corners. Immediately below this is another substantial brass mould which extends round the front and both sides. The 6" circular, slightly convex enamelled dial, has delicate Roman numerals and beautifully executed gilded hands terminating in ‘pineapple’ decoration. The sides of the case have brass frets backed by green silk. The clock rests on brass feet.
The movement, which is signed along the bottom edge, strikes and repeats on a bell. A very rare feature is that it employs a Duplex escapement which was first used on watches by LeRoy around 1750. In this the escape wheel has two sets of teeth, one of which has long pointed teeth on the edge of the wheel and the other comprises a set of triangular teeth standing up on the face of the wheel.
A variant of this escapement is known as the Chinese Duplex which was used, in particular, on watches made for the Chinese market as it enabled them to provide a seconds hand.
|Height||30.50 cm||(12.01 inches)|
|External Height||34.00 cm||(13.39 inches)|