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English George III styled musical pedestal clock signed by Johnson - Details:

Early English pedestal clock. This 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.

There 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.

The large triple chain fusee movement has six pillars, anchor escapement, a 3 1/2” diameter pin barrel activating 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 clock.


Circa 1785

Provenance: Vitale Collection until 1996.

Dimensions: Clock: 34"h x 18"w x 14"d; Pedestal: 35"h x 20"w x 15"d.


View - On Pedestal Stand Back View - Dial Front View


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