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This clock is signed, in bold script, on the back-plate, as above, but not on the dial. Neither is the very similar clock by Hodges which is illustrated in English Domestic Clocks on page 271. It is a small clock with a 6" square dial; strike/silent regulation is to the top left just above the dial and the date is to be found below 12 o’clock. The chapter ring has roman numerals and cherub spandrels are employed. There is quartering on the inner aspect of the chapter ring.
The front door has beautifully executed and particularly deep repousse mounts to all four sides which still carry their original fire-gilding. Those to the top and bottom feature cherubs. The caddy is a particularly fine feature with further fine decoration including a cherub to the top and cornucopias to either side. The sides of the ebony veneered case have further similar decoration featuring cherubs, with a glazed panel below.
The two train movement, with a verge escapement, has pull quarter repeat work,a rare featurein a clock with count-wheel strike.
Height, excluding handle 12.25" ( 31cms.).
|Height||31.00 cm||(12.20 inches)|