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The five pillar, twin fusee movement, with re-instated verge escapement, rack striking on a bell. The broken arch dial with matted centre, date aperture, dummy pendulum and twin winding holes bordered by a silvered chapter ring and grotesque mask spandrels. A strike/silent lever is located in the 3 o’clock position, and the makers cartouche “John Pyke, London” is engraved on a silvered disk in the dial arch. The foliate backplate is profusely engraved with a scrolling arrangement of flowers and vines.
A fine early clock, retaining excellent colour and patina and being in excellent condition throughout.
John Pyke is listed in Baileys Clock Makers of the World as making after 1710 and described as both an “eminent clock & watch maker” and “That great Artist”. The case of this clock is nearly identical to and backplate very similar to that of a walnut clock by John Ellicot, London illustrated in Cezinsky and Webster Page 288 fig. 315.
|Height||18.00 inch||(45.72 cm)|
|Width||10.50 inch||(26.67 cm)|
|Depth||7.00 inch||(17.78 cm)|