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a fine green chinoiserie longcase clock by charles clay c1720


A Fine Green Chinoiserie Longcase Clock By Charles Clay C1720


£4,750 | $6,467 USD | €5,287 EUR
Status: Reserved
Seller: Overton Clocks of Chesterfield ltd
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A Fine Green chinoiserie longcase clock by Charles Clay c1720. Charles Clay was a fine and inventive clockmaker who originated from near Huddersfield and gained his freedom of the Clockmakers' Company prior to 1716. In 1723 he was appointed Clockmaker in His Majesty's Board of Works and in 1731 supplied the turret clock for the gateway at St. James's Palace. He specialised and experimented with musical mechanisms and is perhaps now best known for his organ clocks. One of which now resides at Windsor Castle which was acquired from his widow three years after Clay's death in 1743. Another incomplete organ clock was also acquired around this time for Augusta wife of Frederick, Prince of Wales, this clock was subsequently completed by George Pyke and now resides at Kensington Palace. A highly unusual ormolu timepiece (with unusual enamelled astronomical year calendar dial) made for Louis Frederick, Prince of Wales sold in these rooms 28th August 2014 (lot 118) and now resides in Victoria and albert Museum, London. the five finned pillar rack and bell striking movement with anchor escapement regulated by seconds pendulum, the 12 inch brass break-arch dial with wheat ear bordered calendar aperture and subsidiary seconds dial to the well matted centre within applied silvered Roman numeral chapter ring with fleur-de-lys half hour markers and Arabic five minutes to outer track, the spandrels with female mask and scroll cast spandrels within a wheat ear engraved border, the arch applied with silvered boss inscribed Charles Clay, Inventor of the, Machine Watches, London flanked by cast dolphin mounts, in a case with domed caddy superstructure and integral three-quarter columns to hood over rectangular trunk door and plinth base with stepped skirt, decorated with raised figural chinoiserie scenes within gilt trellis borders to front and floral trail panels. The clock stands at 94. This clock comes with a full three year guarantee for your peace of mind
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as Georgian.


Height = 238 cm (93.7")
Width = 45 cm (17.7")
Depth = 20 cm (7.9")

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