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JAMES RULE, PORTSMOUTH CIRCA 1770


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A small, well proportioned Hampshire Longcase clock. A good quality 'London' mahogany case with figuring to the trunk door and base. An arched hood pediment surmounted by 2 original brass finials. Brass capped fluted hood and trunk side columns. A re-entrant moulded base panel. A 12" arched brass dial with silvered chapter ring. A strike/silent lever to the arch with seconds dial and date aperture. A fine quality 5-pillar mechanism striking the hours on a bell. Brass cased weights and flat rod pendulum.

This high quality London quality case and mechanism are often seem in Portsmouth as apprentice clockmakers seemed to move to this area.

James Rule of Portsmouth is recorded in Baillies 'Watchmakers and Clockmakers of The World' book as working before 1778. This example dates to circa 1770.

Height 6ft 11 " / 211 cms Width (of hood)19" / 48 cms Depth 9" / 22 cms

£ 3250 (US$ 4612) (Euro 3677)

 

 

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ROBERT CONDEN, LONDON Circa 1780


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A rare Georgian London longcase clock with lunar moon phases and quarter striking on a rack of bells. A tall, well proportioned case of fine quality with fretwork to the hood pediment and side sounds fretting. A pagoda pediment with 2 original brass ball finials (I have the 3rd original central one). Brass capped hood and trunk columns with brass fluted stopwork. An arched trunk door and a re-entrant base panel. An arched brass and silvered dial with lunar moon phases to the arch. Date and seconds indicators and 'Dutch' five minute outer markers to the silvered chapter ring. A high quality 8-day duration mechanism striking the hours on a bell and quarters on a nest of bells. Brass cased weights and flat rod pendulum.

Robert Conden of London is recorded in Brittens' 'Old Clocks and Watches and Their Makers' book as working at 51, Clerkenwell Close from 1780-1785.

London longcase clocks with lunar moon phases are seldom seen and with the addition of quarter striking makes this a rare example.

Height 8ft 2 "/ 249 cms Width 21" / 53 cms Depth 9 1/2" / 24cms.

£ 9850 (US$ 13,887) (Euro 11,132)

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JAMES POWELL, WORCESTER CIRCA 1800


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A Worcestershire Georgian longcase clock of small proportions. An oak and mahogany crossbanded case with a carved floral swag to the pediment with brass finial. Brass capped hood columns and satinwood inlay above the trunk door. An arched painted dial with raised gilt corners and flowers. A seconds dial and date aperture. An 8-day duration mechanism striking the hours on a bell.

James Powell of Worcester worked at Cross Street from 1790 - 1838. He was 'Watchmaker, Goldsmith and Jeweller to His Royal Highness The Price of Wales' in McKenna's 'Clockmakers & Watchmakers of Central England' book.

Height 6ft 11 1/2 " / 213 cms Width (at widest point at hood top) 19" / 48 cms Depth 10" / 26 cms.

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FRENCH BOULLE INLAID LONGCASE CLOCK Circa. 1870


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An outstanding French boulle tortoishell inlaid longcase clock. Gilded ormolu case mounts and surmounted by a seated figure. Detailed inlaid panels to the front and case sides. A glass aperture to the Louis IV sunburst pendulum. Cast splayed feet to the base. A well cast dial with individual enamel numeral cartouches and blued steel hands. An 8-day duration mechanism striking the 1/2 hours and hours on a bell signed AR 8974.

French boulle longcase clocks are seldom seen and this is a fine and well proportioned example. An amazing clock!

Height 7ft 5 " / 227cms Width (at widest point of base feet) 30 / 76 cms Depth 15" / 39 cms

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WILLIAM PREECE, BRISTOL Circa 1825


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A late Georgian moon phase mahogany longcase clock. A high quality case with an arched pediment with wavy edging surmounted by 3 brass finials. Corinthium brass capped twisted hood columns and trunk sides. Choice flame mahogany with chequered banded inlay. An arched painted dial with floral/fruit corners with the original gold leaf. Lunar moon phases to the arch with a sailing frigate. Date and seconds indicators. An 8-day duration mechanism striking the hours on a bell.

William Preece of Bristol was born in Hereford in 1783 and moved to Bristol and worked at Redcliffe Hill from 1804-1809. He lived in Twinnell Road until around 1851.

Height 7ft 9 " / 239 cms Width 19" / 49 cms Depth 10" / 25 cms.

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