Fri, 7th Jan 2022 14:00

The Fine Clock Sale

 
  Lot 51
 

51

THOMAS WALLER, PRESTON. A MID 18TH CENTURY OAK AND WALNUT CROSSBANDED AUTOMATON LONGCASE CLOCK

THOMAS WALLER, PRESTON. A MID 18TH CENTURY OAK AND WALNUT CROSSBANDED AUTOMATON LONGCASE CLOCK the arched top hood with blind fretwork frieze above an ogee moulded door enclosed by turned quarter columns above a scallop-shaped full-length trunk door with canted corners on a matching box base raised on triple sides ogee shaped bracket feet. The 13" brass arched dial with engraved wheat-ear border, mask head Rococo spandrels and signed Roman chapter ring with inner quarter markings enclosing a fine cut engraved matted centre with ringed winding holes, subsidiary seconds dial and blued steel hands beneath a painted mask face to the arch with automaton rolling eyes. The 8-day movement with finned baluster pillars, anchor escapement and rack strike on a steel bell - the swinging anchor activating the automaton eyes.

229cm high

Sold for £4,160


 

THOMAS WALLER, PRESTON. A MID 18TH CENTURY OAK AND WALNUT CROSSBANDED AUTOMATON LONGCASE CLOCK the arched top hood with blind fretwork frieze above an ogee moulded door enclosed by turned quarter columns above a scallop-shaped full-length trunk door with canted corners on a matching box base raised on triple sides ogee shaped bracket feet. The 13" brass arched dial with engraved wheat-ear border, mask head Rococo spandrels and signed Roman chapter ring with inner quarter markings enclosing a fine cut engraved matted centre with ringed winding holes, subsidiary seconds dial and blued steel hands beneath a painted mask face to the arch with automaton rolling eyes. The 8-day movement with finned baluster pillars, anchor escapement and rack strike on a steel bell - the swinging anchor activating the automaton eyes.

Auction: The Fine Clock Sale, Fri, 7th Jan 2022

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