7 foot 11½ inches
Case of ebonised fruitwood onto an oak carcass with concave throat mouldings, hood with inverted bell top and three brass finials, pierced ebony frets below, brass-capped Doric columns, trunk door numbered 534 on leading edge, simple skirted plinth.
11 inch square gilt-brass latched dial signed Tho: Tompion London on a silvered oval plaque in the matted centre, seconds ring and pin-hole adjusted date aperture, silvered chapter ring, lozenge half hour and half quarter marks and blued- steel hands; Indian mask & scroll spandrels with foliate and strap engraving (G.515) between; bolt-and-shutter lever between chapter II and III.
5 ¾ by 7 ½ inch plates with six latched baluster pillars, going train with anchor escapement, bolt-and-shutter maintaining power, brass-rod pendulum with calibrated rating nut, rack strike, the base of back plate punch-numbered 534, further marked W beneath a fleur-de- lys to the inside of the backplate.
The Iden Collection, Inventory no. 3034.
H. Cescinsky, Old English Master Clockmakers, 1938. Page 63, figures 84 & 85 (erroneously described as 504).
The Cescinsky Tompion No.534 Circa 1713
A very fine type 3 ebonised eight-day longcase clock
The letter W beneath a fleur-de-lys also appears on Tompion longcase clock No. 502 and the consecutively numbered miniature lantern clock No. 535.