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threemonth duration english skeleton clock

Three-Month duration English Skeleton Clock


£4,800 | $6,391 USD | €5,439 EUR
Item Number: SA546640
Date of manufacture: 1860
Current Status: in stock
Seller: Carlton Clocks (on Sellingantiques since 16 September 2009)


This is an exceptional long duration fusee timepiece skeleton clock by Franz de Raay, London dated c. 1860.
Personally, I have not seen anything else like this, nor in any horological reference book; Month-going examples are as rare as henís teeth, three-month examples are hardly seen at all. In Derek Robertsí book, Skeleton Clocks Britain 1800-1914, he shows a couple of examples of year-going fusee clocks, but they have had to use multiple springs to generate the power required whereas this only has the one.
There are many unique aspects to this clock:
First and most obvious is its unique styling consisting of a flowerhead form raised on a substantial central pillar and turned foot. This is all mounted on a velvet lined ebonised base with its oval glass dome.
The dial, most unusually, is a solid chapter ring, fully engraved to display wax-filled numerals and floral detail. It is signed F de Raay, 72 Castle St. East, Oxford Street to a similarly engraved arched banner more description


This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 1860.


Height = 46 cm (18")
Width = 43 cm (17")
Depth = 20 cm (8")

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