Striking Ivy leaf skeleton clock attributed to Smiths, Clerkenwell.
Striking Ivy leaf skeleton clock attributed to Smiths, Clerkenwell.
Striking Ivy leaf skeleton clock attributed to Smiths, Clerkenwell.
Striking Ivy leaf skeleton clock attributed to Smiths, Clerkenwell.
Striking Ivy leaf skeleton clock attributed to Smiths, Clerkenwell.
Striking Ivy leaf skeleton clock attributed to Smiths, Clerkenwell.

Striking Ivy leaf skeleton clock attributed to Smiths, Clerkenwell.

c. 1870 England

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D328. A fine twin chain fusee ivy leaf skeleton clock which may be safely attributed to Smiths of Clerkenwell. They would have supplied it to the eminent clock-maker J.H. Jump of 11 Old Bond Street, London whose finely executed plaque adorns the base of the clock. The frame is a little different to that illustrated in British Skeleton Clocks by Derek Roberts in Fig 19 for instance, in that it has been extended down by a loop, possibly because it is a two train clock.

All the wheelwork has five crossings and is finely executed and the frame, whilst being quite substantial, is also most attractive. The clock strikes the hours on a gong and the halves on a bell. Although the plaque on the base is the original the base has had to be altered to accomodate a new dome.

Ht with/ without dome:- 24"/21.5" (61/54.5cms.) £7,650.
Fully overhauled
Derek Roberts. British Skeleton Clocks.Pages57-59
Dimensions
Height 61.00 cm (24.02 inches)
Stock Code
D328
Medium
Brass
Signed/Inscribed
Jump Bond Street. (Retailers.)
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