A George III oak 8 day longcase clock Peter Amyot, Norwich (1733-1799)
Lot 82
A George III oak-cased eight-day longcase clock Peter Amyot, Norwich (1733 - 1799)
Sold for £937 (US$ 1,531) inc. premium

Lot Details
A George III oak-cased eight-day longcase clock
Peter Amyot, Norwich (1733 - 1799)
Having a 12-inch broken-arched brass dial, the silvered chapter-ring with Roman hours and Arabic minutes, recessed seconds dial and date aperture, engraved with maker's name 'Peter Amyot, Norwich' in cursive script within a roundel in the arch, gilt pierced brass spandrels; the movement rack-striking on a bell; the case with an arched top with shaped cornice and plain turned columns, the broken-arched long trunk door, on a matching base with shaped plinth; sold with two weights, pendulum, key and winder, 241cm (95") high

Footnotes

  • Peter Amyot (1733 - 1799) was of French Huguenot descent. The first immigrant from his family, Thomas, came to England at the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685 and settled in the parish of St Peter Mancroft in Norwich. Peter was a distinguished clock and watch maker, working first at White Lion Lane then at 19 Haymarket, and, newly in partnership with his apprentice James Bennett (1760 - 1845), at No.2 Brigg's Lane (now Brigg Street). James Bennett became High Sheriff of Norwich in 1826 and moved to 97 St Giles Street.
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