1883 Anglo-American Striking Wall Clock.
Exquisite all original Anglo-American Striking Wall Clock with a full glazed hinged front door.
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Superb for age, the clock was completely renovated and overhauled in March 2021, so it looks stunning and is in fine working order.
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Exquisite all original Anglo-American Striking Wall Clock with a full glazed hinged front door. The handcrafted case being made in England (most probably London or Liverpool), and the movement being imported from the US. (This is an unnamed movement, yet with its distinctive and unique tapered escape wheel bridge and plate design, expertise tells us that it’s a New Haven mechanism).
Commensurate with age, the clock is in superb condition, having a highly decorative and beautifully patinaed Walnut and Burr Walnut case with Fruit Wood, Ebony, Boxwood and Redwood marquetry. Its architectural design includes a scarce 2-piece Ogee base, separated by rolled scrolls, and retains much of its hand-crafted wooden embellishment, with apex finials, turned side-columns, internal fretwork, and further finials lower down. In keeping with the general authentic design spec of these much sought-after wonderful old timepieces, the clocks garniture includes its original case-back mirror secured to the rear of the drop-down aperture, and a sculptured brass pendulum bob in the style of a mercurial shaped appendage.
The clocks original ivory coloured metal dial has been professionally restored to an extremely high standard, with black painted Roman numerals and its unique “E. Routley, Bath” legend, and is finished with a pair of original blued steel American style Moon hands secured with a pinned collet. The dial is then surrounded by a spun brass bezel, mounted within the hinged glazed door fretwork. (Note: Edwin Routley, born 1828, was a master watchmaker and jeweller in Bath).
The robust and highly efficient American 8-day pendulum driven movement is set between two skeleton brass plates. The clock strikes its cast iron bell on the hours only and comes with its original steel winding key.
After 120 years of existence, it is increasingly rare to find one of these fabulous old clocks with the all-original components of their factory hand-crafted embellishment, yet this we believe is exactly that…All-original, so rare indeed!