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The clock has dolphin frets which have a deep vertical shape, typical Third Period feature along with the intermediate, pierced and shaped 'arms' or 'leaves' on the bell strap. The well shaped steel single hand is probably original as are the bell, bell strap and finial and both of the side doors.
The original verge escapement has a centre swinging pendulum and cut-outs are provided in the doors for the pendulum bob to swing, a rare feature on a miniature lantern clock.
The steel work in both the going and the alarm trains appear to be original
Date: circa 1695
Height: 7 ½ in (19 cm)
* John Barnett is listed in Loomes’s ‘Early Clockmakers of Great Britain’ on page 72. He became a well known maker, having been apprenticed to John Ebsworth until 1682. He worked at the sign of the Peacock in Lothbury and made a number of fine bracket and longcase clocks.
A very similar miniature Third Period Lantern in “barn fresh” condition by Edward Eyston can be seen on page 293 of George White’s book entitled ‘English Lantern Clocks.’
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