A third quarter of the 18th century black japanned longcase clock  by Edward Gratrex, Birmingham
Lot 330
A third quarter of the 18th century black japanned longcase clock by Edward Gratrex, Birmingham
Sold for AU$ 9,760 (US$ 9,123) inc. premium
Lot Details
A third quarter of the 18th century black japanned longcase clock
by Edward Gratrex, Birmingham
the hood with a stepped caddy top surmounted by three giltwood flame finials above an arched door with applied columns, with glass panels to either side, above a long door with an arced top above a square base mounted on a plinth, the case is profusely decorated with Japanese scenes of everyday life and floral motifs, the silvered chapter ring with Roman and Arabic numerals are subsidiary seconds dial and calendar aperture, with a phases of the moon dial above, cast spandrels and an 8 day anchor escapement striking on a bell, dials signed Edward Gratrex Birmingham, 46cm wide, 23cm deep, 273cm high

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  • Provenance:
    W.F. Bradshaw, Sydney

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