A fine early 18th century walnut and seaweed marquetry longcase clock
John Burputt, London
Surmounted by a fully inlaid ogee-moulded caddy top with two pierced sound frets and twin ball and spire finials over a third soundfret supported on turned and fully inlaid columns, the long trunk door with elaborate symmetrical patterns enclosing the circular brass lenticle, on a matching base and double apron, the crossbanded sides of good colour and figure, the 12 inch square brass dial with Indian mask spandrels around the silvered Roman and Arabic chapter ring with elaborate half hour markers and arrow-head half-quarter marks, signed between V and VII 'John Burpett In Tooly Street/Near London Bridge', the matted centre with unusual flowerhead engraving around the winding squares and well decorated chamfered date aperture, the movement with five knopped and finned pillars with anchor escapement and inside countwheel strike on a bell 2.48m (8ft 2ins) high.
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