An early 18th century red lacquered 8 day longcase clock with moon phase
George Clarke, London.
Having a 12" silvered break arch dial with Roman hours and Arabic minutes, the engraved center with seconds dial and arched date aperture, hand painted moon dial in arch, annotated 'George Clarke London', pierced brass scrollwork spandrels; the four knopped pillar movement striking the hour on a bell; the hood with pagoda top and brass ball finials, faux pillars and side glass, the break arched top long door with molded edge above a plain base raised on a short plinth; the whole decorated with gilt and black chinoiserie designs. With weights, pendulum winder and case key. 240cm (94 1/2 inches) high