Outstanding 1881 Anglo-American Octogen-Head Striking Drop Dial Wall Clock.

£800.00

Outstanding Anglo-American striking Drop Dial Wall Clock.

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Measurements

Height: 84cm
Width: 43cm
Depth: 12cm
 
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Condition

Excellent for age, the clock was completely overhauled in Feb 2021, so in fine working order.

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Additional Information

Period: c1881
Material: Rosewood
Origin: English / American
 
 
 
 

Outstanding Anglo-American striking Drop Dial Wall Clock, the hand-crafted case being made in England (most probably London, due to its regional Tunbridge Ware inlay), and the movement being imported from the US. (The signed movement is by ‘The Elias Ingraham Co.’ of Connecticut). This style of clock is often known as the "double hollow, string and dot." (The 'double hollow' referring to a clocks lower aperture space, whilst the 'string and dot' refers to the skillfully hand-crafted marquetry around the clocks case).

The clock is in excellent condition, having been professionally overhauled in our workshop and comes with an Antiquitatum guarantee. The clocks octogen-head architectural Rosewood case with aged patination, offers decorative Tunbridge Ware Boxwood inlay with an anthemion design, and retains both its original carved side-ears and front hinged inspection door. This leads down to the clocks fabulous Ogee base, separated by a pair of rolling scrolls. The original Ivory coloured metal dial with brass central ring, has been professionally restored, it has black Roman numerals and is finished with a pair of original blued steel Maltese Cross hands, protected by glaze mounted in a solid cast brass bezel.

The robust and highly efficient Ingraham 8-day pendulum driven movement is set between two skeleton brass plates, (the front plate being stamped with the “E. Ingraham Co.” company name and two late 1870’s Patent notifications, both helping to date the clock). The clock strikes its coiled gong on the hours and half-hours and comes with its original decorative pendulum bob and a steel winding key.

A wonderfully appealing and original antique wall clock. A wonderful and original antique wall clock!