The III period London style brass frame with cast and turned posts having turned ball feet and vase turned finials leading to the domed bell and spider with pierced work between, being surmounted by a vase turned finial. Having pierced engraved dolphin frets below and signed Thomas Cruttenden Yorke. With original hinged side doors and turn catches.
The narrow 3¾ inch engraved brass chaptering with Roman hour numerals and Knibb style fleur-de-lys half hour divisions, applied to the rectangular dial plate with floral engraved centre and floral infils to the corners with later applied Arabic alarm disc with central engraved Tudor rose, and pierced Knibb style iron hand
The two train striking, weight driven posted frame movement, with cruciform plates and brass wheels. Having knife edge verge escapement. The strike train sounding the hours upon a single bell via a count wheel mounted to the back plate. Originally designed as a timepiece with alarm it would appear the alarm was removed in favour of the strike work very early in the clock’s life and possibly by Cruttenden.
The property of a private collector.
Thomas Cruttenden, Yorke Circa 1685
A miniature striking English Lantern Clock
Thomas Cruttenden London and York. Apprenticed 1668 to Robert Seigniour, possibly under age as he was later apprenticed to John Fromanteel in 1670. Moving to Coney Street York before 1679, died 1698. See George White English lantern clocks page 277.