A fine George III period brass dial automaton clock, the 8-day hour striking movement with hour strike, pull repeats and figures of artisans working in a sculptor’s studio. The backplate of the movement has fine foliate engraving and the clock retains its original verge escapement.
The elegant ebonised belltop case stand on four ogee brass feet and has a mix of brass and pearwood mouldings. There are four caryatids applied to each chamfered corner and four pineapple finials to the top of the case.
Height: 18 ¼ in (46.25 cm) excluding handle
Width: 13 ¼ in (33.75 cm)
Depth: 8 ⅜ in (21.25 cm)
* John Fladgate is listed on page 269 of Brian Loomes’ Clockmaker of the World: 21st Century Edition as working in Conduit Street, London between 1743 and his death in 1781. He was succeeded by his widow until 1793.HW5916