7 foot 10 inches
Three sided inverted bell caddy top with three brass ball finials and double fretted frieze above doric columns and concave throat mouldings. Rectangular trunk door numbered 306 on the leading edge. The cross banded plinth over a single walnut skirting.
11 inch latched gilt brass dial signed Tho: Tompion Londini Fecit beneath the silvered chapter ring flanked by double screwed Indian mask & scroll spandrels, matted centre with seconds below XII and pinhole date aperture above VI, shuttered winding squares with lever to the edge at X. Sculpted blued steel hands.
Six latched baluster pillars, going train with anchor escapement and bolt and shutter maintaining power, brass-rod pendulum with calibrated rating nut. Strike governed by a typical external countwheel mounted to the backplate, punch numbered 306 at the base. Fixed with two screws into the base pillars and case bracket to the backboard.
J.P. Morgan, banker and financier, 1837-1917.
Private collection U.K.
Private collection U.S.A.
Jeremy Evans, Thomas Tompion at the Dial and Three Crowns 2006.
Evans, Carter and Wright, Thomas Tompion 300 Years, 2013.
The J.P. Morgan Tompion No.306 circa 1698
A very fine type 3 burr and figured walnut month-going longcase clock.