Height

12 inches

Case

Ebonised fruitwood onto oak with brass return moulding to the dome top with inverted brass moulding above with D shaped foliot handle above and chased brass pinecone finials. The front door with engraved gilt brass ogee fretting to the upper corners, the sides with similar engraved gilt-brass frets. The gilded base moulding sitting on four raised gilt-brass ogee feet.

Dial

The 5 x 6½ inch gilt-brass ogee shaped dial with subsidiary dials for pendulum regulation and strike/silent, surrounding an affixed silver plate signed Allam & Clements London, the centre matted with date aperture above VI, the chapter ring engraved with Roman hours, the Arabic numerals outside the division ring. Pierced blued-steel Ellicott-styled hands.

Movement

The twin fusee movement with five baluster pillars, going train with pivoted verge, steel rod to the lenticular bob pendulum with rise-and-fall regulation. Strike train governed by a rack-and-snail mounted to a star wheel with steel jumper and brass spring. The all-over floral engraved backplate within a line border, with central pendulum holdfast and engraved movement securing brackets.

Duration

8 days

Provenance

Christies, London, 20th Feb 2008, lot 96, sold for £36,500.
Private collection, UK.