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The design of this skeleton clock, attributed to Smiths of Clerkenwell, is based on the Brighton Pavilion and is virtually identical to the one illustrated in my book on skeleton clocks although, almost inevitably, the glass dome and base have had to be replaced.
It is signed on a curved and silvered brass plaque at the base of the frame of the clock by the retailer, Thos. Hammond of Manchester and is fortunate in still having the original lions to either side and has the figure of a small boy blowing a horn at the top of the frame.
The two train movement strikes on a gong
Height overall with dome: 23.5” (60cm)
Height without dome: 21” (53.5cm)
Brighton was obviously to Prince George's liking and it was he who, in the first place, bought the house, enlarged it and spent a considerable amount of money on the kitchens, long gallery and entrance hall; he also added the pinnacles and dome.
For a fuller account of the Pavilion see pages 72, 73 and 74 of my book on skeleton clocks.
|Height||53.30 cm||(20.98 inches)|
|External Height||60.00 cm||(23.62 inches)|