WILLIAM NEWTON Londini Fecit (London, )

WILLIAM NEWTON Londini Fecit
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WILLIAM NEWTON Londini Fecit

OriginLondon
DateCirca 1685
A rare James II period walnut hooded wall timepiece with alarm, the thirty-hour lantern movement with turned brass pillars. The 5 ¾ inch dial has florally engraved corners which are repeated in the dial centre which also bears the maker’s signature. The well patinated walnut case retains its charming original carved swan neck cresting surmounted by a winged cherub.

Dial Width: 5 ¾ in (14.5 cm)
Height: 13 ½ in (34.5 cm)

*William Newton was apprenticed to the well known early maker Edward Stanton from 1676 and freed in 1685. There is a lantern clock by him signed ‘in Smithfield’ where he worked.

Signed / Inscribed

William Newton Londini Fecit