A rare and interesting late 17th century walnut longcase timepiece of one month duration  with ten-inch dial and one-and-a-quarter second pendulum  William Clement, London
Lot 104*W
A rare and interesting third quarter of the 17th century and later walnut longcase timepiece of one month duration with ten-inch dial and one-and-a-quarter seconds pendulum William Clement, London
£20,000 - 30,000
US$ 34,000 - 51,000
Lot Details
A rare and interesting third quarter of the 17th century and later walnut longcase timepiece of one month duration with ten-inch dial and one-and-a-quarter seconds pendulum
William Clement, London
The hood with architectural pediment centred by a shield shaped mount over an applied floral and ribbon swag, on barley twist supports, the long trunk door with a moulded edge over a plain base on bun feet, the ten inch square brass dial with winged cherubs head spandrels surrounding the applied silvered chapter ring engraved with outer minutes and inner quarter-hour tracks, the numerals engraved on eccentrically-sited silvered circles within darker cartouches, signed along the lower edge 'Gulielmus Clement Londini Fecit' with finely matted centre and large subsidiary seconds dial, with shuttered winding square, each of the four dial feet latched to the tall rectangular movement (8.3/4ins x 4 and 13/16ths of an inch), the plates united by six knopped and ringed, latched pillars, the five wheel train with bolt and shutter maintaining power to a small anchor 'scape wheel and long V-shaped polished steel pallets, with rise and fall regulation effected via a brass subsidiary dial and blued steel hand mounted between the plates behind the II o'clock position, the horizontal steel arbour terminating in an endless screw acting with a brass toothed cam to raise and lower the pendulum (with restorations)
1.95.5m (6ft 5ins) high.

Footnotes

  • Another month duration longcase clock with ten inch dial and one-and-a-quarter seconds pendulum by William Clement with the same style of rise and fall regulation was in the Wetherfield collection, see Bruton:'The Wetherfield Collection of Clocks', NAG Press, 1981, plate 88.
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