A fine George III period lacquer longcase clock with applied illustrations to trunk door and base and 8-day arched brass dial hour striking movement.

The case of classic pagoda top style is decorated with chinoiserie on a deep green ground. The trunk door carries two prints, the upper of figures carousing at a table, the lower of a street scene with two figures in dispute. Glued to the inside of the door are two much distressed labels, the top reading 'A Catch! Une Chansonette', the lower 'The Frenchman in Distress Pay me my fare and be damned to you.' The panel to the base is of figures in a wooded landscape, possibly in Vauxhall Gardens. The decoration to the case sides is of typical leafy scrolls.

The arched brass dial with Strike/Silent, seconds dial and calendar aperture has a matted centre with an elegantly signed, silvered plaque below the centre. The well pierced hands are of blued steel.

The 8-day movement with five pillars has anchor escapement and rack, hour strike on a bell. The clock comes complete with a steel pendulum rod with a brass faced bob and a good pair of brass cased weights with domed tops and bottoms.

Height: 91 in (231 cm)

* George Hanson was in business in Windsor from 1784 until 1823. Baillie notes two bracket clocks and a watch by him. We have sold a bracket clock and two longcases by him, all of fine “London” quality.

George Hanson WINDSOR
Howard Walwyn Ltd Fine Antique Clocks

Howard Walwyn Ltd Fine Antique Clocks
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