WILLIAM FARRAR, rare walnut George I period timepiece (Pontefract, )

WILLIAM FARRAR, rare walnut George I period timepiece
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WILLIAM FARRAR, rare walnut George I period timepiece

OriginPontefract
DateCirca 1710 to 1715
A rare walnut George I period miniature brass dial timepiece by this well-known Yorkshire maker. The 30-hour duration movement has a fully restored verge escapement and alarm on a single bell. The four inch square brass dial has a raised chapter ring engraved with the maker’s signature, a central alarm disc and unusual engraved foliate corner spandrels. The miniature dome top case is veneered onto a pine and oak carcase in well patinated walnut of a beautiful mellow colour and it retains its fine cross grain mouldings

Height: 9 in (23 cm)

Depth: 5 ¼ in (13 ½ cm)

* William Farrar is listed in Brian Loomes’ ‘Clockmakers of Britain 1286-1700’. He was working in Pontefract in Yorkshire from before 1707 until his death in 1726. This special miniature table clock is the one referred to by the author in his entry on page 196 of the book.

Signed / Inscribed

William Farrar PONTEFRACT
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