An early 18th century longcase dial and movement by Thomas Tompion now contained in an associated walnut case
The dial and movement circa 1709 by Thomas Tompion, London, number 489
The caddy top surmounted by three gilt wood ball finials over a bold ogee moulded cresting, pierced sound fret and gilt metal-mounted Corinthian three-quarter and quarter columns, the long trunk door centred by a brass-framed lenticle, on a crossbanded base, the 11 inch square brass dial with double screwed Indian mask spandrels, interspersed by four sections of engraved foliage, with bolt and shutter maintaining power lever to the upper right hand edge by II, the silvered Roman and Arabic chapter ring with half-quarter marks and half hour marks emanating from the quarter hour track, the finley matted centre with applied subsidiary seconds dial and signature cartouche engraved and polished in the matting, signed in uppercase letters 'THO TOMPION LONDON', the chamfered date aperture revealing the date, with pin hole adjustment, latched to the frontplate of the movement, the movement united by five latched, knopped and finned pillars, the backplate cut for the anchor and with heavy steel L-shaped bracket to aid securing to the backboard, with inside countwheel strike on the bell, the hammer arbour cocked from the backplate, punch numbered to the lower edge 489 2.27m (7ft 5ins) high.
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