A good early George III mahogany-cased 8-day brass-dial longcase clock Nathaniel Brown of Manchester, (fl. c. 1750-1775) sold with two weights plus pendulum
Lot 1107
A good early George III mahogany-cased 8-day brass-dial longcase clock Nathaniel Brown of Manchester, (fl. c. 1750-1775) sold with two weights plus pendulum
Sold for £5,160 (US$ 8,673) inc. premium
Lot Details
A good early George III mahogany-cased 8-day brass-dial longcase clock
Nathaniel Brown of Manchester, (fl. c. 1750-1775)
The 13-inch arched dial with silvered chapter ring having Roman hours and Arabic minutes, framing engraved subsidiary seconds dial and terrestrial calendar within foliate scrollwork and cast rococo spandrels, the arch with silvered strip engraved "NATHANIEL BROWN MANCHESTER" over a moon phase painted with figures in landscapes, bordered by a lunar calendar, the brass hemispheres beneath engraved solely with important lines of latitude (Arctic Circle, Equator and Tropics), the movement with anchor escapement, rack-striking on a bell, cheeks rebuilt, the fine case with three brass ball-and-spire finials, swan-neck pediment, foliate scroll-painted blue ground frieze, and fluted Corinthian columns, over a trunk with blind fretwork frieze, triple ogee-arched door between fluted quadrant columns on blind fretwork supports, and a canted base with channel-moulded ovolu decoration, on ogee bracket feet 251cm high (sold with two weights plus pendulum)

Footnotes

  • For a similar dial, see Loomes, Brian, Clockmakers of Northern England, Mayfield Books, 1997, fig. 7/33, p.100; "...a score or more high-quality eight-day clocks are recorded by him, often in fine mahogany cases."
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