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Rare Antique Longcase Clock With Moonphase & Quarter Striking Movement By Barber Of Stratford, London


£24,500 | $32,622 USD | €27,760 EUR
Item Number: SA341759
Date of manufacture: 1750
Current Status: For sale
Seller: P A Oxley Antique Clocks & Barometers
This antique has been viewed 29 times in the past month with the most views from Canada.


An exceptionally rare 18th century longcase clock featuring quarter striking and moonphase to the arch.
The large 5 pillar 8 day duration movement has an anchor escapement, it strikes the hours on the main bell and the quarters on a further eight bells. The brass dial has a separate silvered brass chapter ring enclosing a matted centre with seconds, blued steel hands of typical London design, 3 winding holes and the makers name and place of work. All surrounded with brass spandrels to the corners. The arch with scroll, foliage and flower engraving, a painted moonphase dial with a blue background and gold stars. Also with finely engraved silvered brass hemispheres showing nautical scene.
The spectacular mahogany case has a long trunk door and is flanked by reeded and brass inlaid quarter pillars. The base has raised shaped panel and typical double shaped plinth. Both the trunk door and base panel have superb flame veneers of the highest quality. The hood with separate brass capped and brass inlaid angle pillars below a pagoda top with a shaped sound fret and surmounted with three brass finials and a centre cresting.
Note: John Barber is listed as working in Stratford, London from 1770-1811. Longcase clocks were popular in London during this period but very few have the additional features of moonphase and quarter striking mechanisms. These features make this clock a very rare find indeed.
Height: 8'8"
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1750.


Height = 266 cm (104.7")
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