French Empire Period Ormolu Table Clock.
Signed Gottsleben a Paris
Irish Chippendale Period Mahogany Longcase Clock
by William Edwards, Dublin c.1770
French Empire Gilt Bronze Portico Clock
Early 18th Century Ebony Bracket Clock
by Joseph Windmills, London
John Boreham, Shimpling
English 18th Century Lantern Clock
with original anchor escapement. Nice example of a Suffolk lantern clock with scroll frets and diamond half hour markers.
Welsh Late 18th Century Painted Dial Oak Longcase Clock by John Fernal, Wrexham c. 1780
DIAL: Wonderful painted "strawberry" dial having Roman chapters, a seconds bit, and calendar segment below the hands.
MOVEMENT: The 8 day weight driven movement having recoil anchor escapement and seconds pendulum, striking the hours on a bell.
CASE: The beautiful oak case shows strong influence of the nearby Lancashire "school" of clockmaking yet is clearly of Welsh origin. Features include a long trunk door having mahogany cross-banding and a Lancashire shaped top. Mahogany panel to the "impost", as well as mahogany reeds to the trunk corners and hood columns. The tall plain base also has mahogany cross-banding and bracket feet.. The hood has a shallow swan neck pediment. The clock has a rich warm color and patina.
French 18th Century Miniature Striking Lantern Clock.Original Verge
Escapement and Alarm.
Tardy in "Dictionnaire des Horlogers Francais" lists:
Navand. Morez. Fin XVIIIe siecle. Sous le 6 d'un cadran emaille.
Richard & Cie.
French Gorge Cased Gilt and Engraved Quarter Repeating Carriage Clock. Original platform lever escapement. c.1880
English Mid-18th Century Giltwood Cartel Clock
Silvered engraved dial signed Whitebread, London
French Empire Period Ormolu and Patinated Bronze Clock by Guyerdet l'aine. Rue Meslay No.48. a Paris
Height 23 3/4" or 60 cm
William Martin, Bristol
A Fine Late 17th/Early 18th Century English Lantern Clock with original verge escapement.
This clock has several "Bristol" features including continuous pillars, tall finials, high heel feet, and keyhole piercing to the movement bars. This clock never had an alarm.
According to "White", Martin applied for marriage in 1689 in Bristol. "Loomes" says that he worked until at least 1739.
The Library Company of Philadelphia now owns a fine walnut long case clock signed by William Martin, Bristoll which originally stood in William Penn's house. Penn is believed to have purchased the clock from Martin in 1699 before he sailed to America. Martin's shop was within walking distance of the docks.
English 18th Century Arch Dial Lantern Clock retaining its original verge and crown wheel escapement by Robert Todd, London c.1725
Robert Todd was an apprentice of the eminent English clockmaker, Daniel Quare.
Vulliamy, London No.1596
Rare William IV Period English Porcelain Clock by Benjamin Louis Vulliamy. c.1840
8 Day single train fusee movement in it's original case by this important maker.
Irish 18th Century Mahogany Bracket Clock by Charles, Hull, Dublin c.1770
French 18th Century Miniature Lantern Clock
Original verge escapement and alarm. Unsigned.
FRENCH EMPIRE PERIOD GILT BRONZE PORTICO CLOCK c. 1830
SOLD.FRENCH EMPIRE PERIOD GILT BRONZE PORTICO CLOCK c. 1830
FRENCH CHERRY CASED TABLE CLOCK BY LOUIS JAPY & FILS c.1830
CASE: Lovely case constructed in solid cherry wood which has developed a rich color and patina. There are gilt decorations to the front of the case.
DIAL: The enamel dial has Roman chapters and is signed by the maker. The polished steel hands are beautifully cut. The black Japanned dial surround has gilt decorations and a rural Country French scene surrounding the pendulum aperture.
MOVEMENT: The movement is very unusual having steel plates and brass wheels. It strikes the hours and halves on a coil gong.
Samuel Cocks, WorcesterAn English Late 17th Century Winged Lantern Clock with original verge escapement by Samuel Cocks, Worcester.
According to "Loomes", Samuel Cocks was married at St.Botolph's, Bishopsgate, London in 1659. He had several children baptised at St. Helen's Church, Worcester between 1663 and 1680 and is believed to have been buried there in 1689.
The front fret is engraved with his name and place. Apparently the engraver left out the first "R" in Worcester and squeezed it in later.
Fine Antique Clocks
Antiquarian Horologist Specializing in the Sale and Restoration of Early Clocks and Barometers, as well as Other Interesting Objects.
French Late 18th Century Cherry Cased Longcase Clock from the French Jura c. 1790
THE CASE: The solid cherry Country French case uses mortise and tenon joints held with visible wooden trennels and has lovely inlays done in a rustic manner. Various designs of inlay are used including checker, herringbone, diamond pattern, and rosettes. Below the trunk door is what appears to be the inlaid initial "B". Perhaps a hint at the identity of the original owner. There is a glass bulls-eye aperature in the trunk door allowing one to see the slow motion of the brass pendulum and to serve as a reminder to wind the clock when the weights appear there. The use of sunken panels and carved fluting are other elements of sophistication found on this delightful rural timepiece.
MOVEMENT: The 8 day weight driven posted frame movement has original verge and crown wheel escapement with long fold-up pendulum and a brass capped bob. The clock strikes the hours and 2 minutes after in the manner called prayer clock striking. It also strikes once at the halves. These clocks are from the Franche-Comte and are often referred to as Comtoise, Morbier, Morez clocks or simply French prayer clocks.
DIAL: The clock has a convex enamel dial which is signed below the 6 by the clockmaker Navand. The beautiful original cast brass dial surround is interesting in that the portrait of the King Louis XVI in a shield above the 12 has been removed during the French Revolution (some time around 1792) indicating the clock was made prior than that. The movement is perfectly framed in the arched hood door.
Fine 18th Century Lantern Clock by Richard Rayment, Bury St. Edmunds, having its original anchor escapement, "diamond shaped" half hour marks, and tall corner finials. This is a nice example of a Suffolk lantern clock by this well known maker.
According to Loomes,in Lantern Clocks and their Makers, Richard Rayment was born in 1686, married in 1714, and died in 1754. At least 15 of his lantern clocks survive.
ENGLISH REGENCY PERIOD MAHOGANY BRACKET CLOCK c. 1830
CASE: The arch top case with fine brass stringing and inlays. The sides have drop ring lifting handles and cast brass fish-scale frets. Standing on brass bun feet.
MOVEMENT: The 8 day twin fusee movement has recoil anchor escapement and strikes the hours on a bell. The clock retains it's original heavy brass capped pendulum.
DIAL: The convex dial has Roman chapters and features blued steel Breguet style moon hands. The convex glass is held by the original heavy cast brass bezel.
Height: 16" SOLD
English Late 18th Century Mahogany Bracket Clock by Robert Brother, London c.1790
English Mid-19th Century Gilt Carriage Clock Signed and Sold by
Lee and Son, Belfast.
A rare English Lantern Clock signed by Edward Norris at ye "Crossed Keys" in Bethlem, Fecit.
End of the third quarter, 17th century.
Originally with balance wheel control, converted anciently to anchor escapement and pendulum, possibly by the maker.
Edward Norris was apprenticed to William Selwood in 1650 at the famous clockmaking house "The Mermaid in Lothbury". William Selwood died in 1653 and the Mermaid was taken over by Thomas Loomes who in 1654 became the son in law of Ahasuerus Fromanteel. The Mermaid effectively became the London branch of the House of Fromanteel, who supplied the first pendulum clocks in England. The Mermaid, like all of the clock houses in Lothbury, burnt in the Great Fire in 1666.
This clock, being signed "in Bethlem", which is just north of the area razed by the fire, was most likely made after 1666 but prior to 1680.
Edward Norris gained his Freedom in the Clockmakers Company in 1659. He was Master of the Company in 1687, and last attended in 1707.
Edward Norris was the son in law of William Selwoods first apprentice, Thomas Knifton.
Edwards brother, Joseph, apprenticed to him and was known for working with the Fromanteels in Amsterdam.
This wonderful piece of horological history hasn't been cleaned in many, many years and is currently being offered for sale as seen.
French 18th Century Miniature Lantern Clock c.1730
with c.1900 8 day striking movement
French Carriage Clock in a gilded Anglaise case having a rare blue enamel chapter ring with gold numerals and a pierced and engraved dial center. Original silvered platform lever escapement, time only.
Signed J.E.Caldwell & Co.
French Corniche Cased Striking & Repeating Gilt Carriage Clock c. 1880
FRENCH EMPIRE PERIOD PATINATED BRONZE TABLE CLOCK c.1830
French Anglaise Riche Carriage Clock, Striking and Repeating
signed Thurlow, Paris c.1900
French Empire Period Ormolu Table Clock of
Small Size c.1810
MOVEMENT: Interesting spring driven movement having recoil anchor escapement and silk thread suspension with blued steel-work. The clock strikes the hours and halves on a bell by means of count-wheel striking. The clock retains its original main-springs which are signed dated Fevrier,180?. Signing clock mainsprings was a common practice in early Continental work. It has been fully cleaned and overhauled by us and is guaranteed.
DIAL: Narrow enamel chapter ring with Roman numerals and a cast gilt decorative center. Breguet blued steel hands. There is a small square above the 12 for regulation.
CASE: Dimutive gilt bronze case having fine details and retaining most of its original gilding. Tardy states that clocks with the theme of reading and books were most commonly used in the study or library.
The signature on the dial is illegible. Unfortunately, the signatures were applied in paint or ink and very often were rubbed off from normal wear after 200 years. It would have been signed by the clockmaker who took the order from the original owner, bought in the rough movement and bronzes, finished the movement, and cased it. The movement front plate is numbered and stamped by the movement maker "Japy".
Frederic Japy, 1749-1812, was the patriarch of the famous family of clockmakers. According to Tardy, in 1804 Napoleon gave him "La Croix" and offered him the title "Compte d'Empire" which he refused! In 1805 he took out patents for a milling machine, a clock wheel cutter, a
wheel and pinion measuring tool, and a screw cutting lathe. In 1807 he took on his 3 sons as partners.
At this time we also have available an interesting Cherry cased table clock by Frederick's son and grandsons "Louis Japy et Fils".
"Baillie" lists: John Fernal, Wrexham c.1780. He is listed in nearby Chester in c.1784
French Empire Period Mahogany and Ormolu Lyre Clock by A. Guibert, Orleans c.1830
Samuel Stirling, London
A fine Late 18th Century Ormolu Mounted Mahogany Bracket Clock having it's original verge and crown wheel escapement and finely engraved backplate
English Regency Period Mahogany Longcase Clock by William Raw, Whitby c. 1820.
CASE: Unusual mahogany case having the rare feature of inverse swans neck pediment. This and the shape of the trunk door are reminiscent of the Regency period element "Prince of Wales" feathers. Details include ebony stringing, sycamore banding, and the use of reeds in the "impost" below the hood and in the canted corners to the trunk. With concentric reeding to the hood columns which terminate in fine cast brass Corinthian capitals. The case is veneered with fine flame mahogany.
MOVEMENT: The original 8 day movement strikes the hours on a bell. Fully restored and guaranteed.
DIAL: The arched painted dial has beautifully painted flowers in the corners and a scene in the arch depicting what appears to be a holy man admonishing a king. The use of bronze hands is another remarkable feature of this fine clock.
English 18th century Mahogany Bracket Clock by
Daniel Worthington, London
c. 1780. SOLD.
Scottish 18th Century Walnut Longcase Clock by George Morrison, Aberdeen c. 1760
CASE: Lovely burled walnut veneered case having checkered stringing and burled walnut cross-banding to the long trunk door and base, with straight grain cross-banding to the sides. Fine solid walnut cross grain moldings throughout. Arched top hood having tall glazed arched side windows and featuring intricate blind fretwork to the front. Standing on a double plinth base. This clock has a wonderful color and patina and is in a fine state of preservation.
MOVEMENT: The original 8 day movement has recoil anchor escapement and brass capped seconds pendulum. The clock strikes the hours on a bell. An extremely rare feature of this clock is the hour repeat which is tripped by a string exiting the case below the hood. One hears tales of the string being led to an upstairs bedroom facilitating time telling in the middle of the night well before the convenience of electricity. The movement has been fully cleaned and overhauled in our shop.
DIAL: Beautiful brass dial having an engraved silvered chapter ring, gilt Rococo spandrels, and a finely engraved dial center which is a feature that is found on fine 18th century clocks from this area. There is a silvered engraved disc in the arch with the makers signature. The dial retains it's original silvering.
French 18th Century Lantern Clock c.1760
THE MOVEMENT: The original brass posted frame movement having turned columns, recoil anchor escapement, and a count-wheel, striking the hours and halves on a bell.
THE DIAL: The cast brass dial is intricately detailed and has 12 enamel cartouches. Above the dial is a beautiful Rococo casting surmounted by the Sun King. The steelwork to the movement is shaped and facetted.