Stock No.

Exhibit No.40


9¼ inches (235 mm)


Exceptionally, the frame and front fret are fire-gilded, but otherwise of Graham’s usual lantern construction with circular section columns, ball feet and urn finials, detachable side doors, pierced gallery frets; the front fret engraved with foliage. The plain four-legged brass bell-strap pinned to the post finials, the bell itself held by a further squat finial above. The top-plate with integral hoop and punch numbered 650 at the rear, with iron spurs to the two rear ball feet.


Fire-gilded and signed Geo: Graham London in curves within sector-shaped reserves in the matted centre, below XII and above VI. The large, solid silver, Roman chapter ring with typical lozenge half-hour marks and internal quarter division ring. The alarm is set using the central silvered alarm disc against the tail of the single blued-steel hand.


The posted frame movement with single going train with knife-edge verge escapement and short bob pendulum, alarm train mounted on the inside of the back plate with verge oscillated clapper (repaired but original) to the bell above, both going and alarm trains are rope driven.


30 hour


Private collection UK;
John Hooper collection, until sold 2004 for £30,000;
The John C Taylor collection, inventory no.124


The Luxury of Time, Clocks from 1550-1750, 2019, p.28


Knife-edge verge with short bob pendulum