A fine quality William and Mary 8-day longcase clock by Chri...





A fine quality William and Mary 8-day longcase clock by Christopher Gould, circa 1690, the elaborate case of ebonised pearwood inlaid with coloured marquetry and green stained ivory decoration, the marquetry inlaid hood surmounted by brass ball finials, bull's eye green glass lenticle panel to the case door, the 11" square brass dial having a silvered chapter ring with silvered secondary dial, calendar aperture and ringed winding holes with cast cherub spandrels, signed C H R Gould Londoni Fecit, brass 5-pillar movement, together with key pendulum and weights. Sheet attached inside the case door states the history of this clock, including that this clock is described in Alan Lloyd's Chats On Old Clocks 1917, and subsequently exhibited in an exhibition of English clocks at Temple Newton House Leeds 1949, provenance: from a local deceased estate. Ivory Submission Reference: P1148S47

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Clock is in working order, case has a few small portions of inlay missing as expected, the base side panels both have evidence of damp and several woodworm holes with some of the ebonised panelling having numerous light cracks and some lifting/rippling, clock is from a local deceased estate and it's history is listed on inside of door, including a label for Exhibition of English Clocks 1949 at Temple Newsam House Leeds, height 222cm

Auction Date: 23rd May 2024 at 10am

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Sale Dates:
23rd May 2024 10am (Lots 700 to 895)

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