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George III styled musical pedestal clock signed by
Johnson - Details:
is a well proportioned George III styled English pedestal
clock incased in flame mahogany with fretted doors
and ormolu mounts and finials.
The break-arch painted 8 3/4" dial with Roman
and Arabic chapter ring and pierced brass hands is
signed Johnson, Royal Exchange, London.
are two subsidiary rings for strike/silent
and chime/silent, and a tune-change selector
offering a total of six tunes sounding on the hour.
large triple chain fusee movement has six pillars,
anchor escapement, a 3 1/2 diameter pin barrel
22 hammers on a nest of 12 bells to play the tunes,
and a large bell mounted on the finely engraved back
plate for sounding the hours.
The accompanying pedestal perfectly matches the wood
grain, finish, and even the ormolu castings of the
Vitale Collection until 1996.
Clock: 34"h x 18"w x 14"d; Pedestal:
35"h x 20"w x 15"d.
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