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The elegant ebonised case of rare small proportions stands on four brass ball feet and has delicate scrolling brass inlays. The stepped moulded inlaid top terminates inlaid top terminates in a brass acorn set on a dentil moulded block.
The 5 inch enamel dial has twin winding holes, Roman numerals and original blued steel hands.
The substantial quality movement which fills the case has shaped plates and a wheatear engraved border which is repeated on the original brass lenticular pendulum bob.
It is unusual that the clocks both strikes the hours and quarters on two separate bells on a single train.
Date: circa 1810 – 1820
Height: 14 in (35.5 cm)
Width: 7 ¾ in (19.5 cm)
Depth: 5 ½ in (14 cm)
* John Holmden was free of the Clockmakers’ Company in 1788 and was working until 1844. He is known to have made a number of the movements to Vulliamy’s clocks and his work is amongst the best of the period.
Howard Walwyn Ltd Fine Antique Clocks
123 Kensington Church Street
Saturday by appointment