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THOMAS BATTERS. A fine George III figured walnut longcase clock.

THOMAS BATTERS. A fine George III figured walnut longcase clock. THOMAS BATTERS. A fine George III figured walnut longcase clock. THOMAS BATTERS. A fine George III figured walnut longcase clock. THOMAS BATTERS. A fine George III figured walnut longcase clock.
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THOMAS BATTERS. A fine George III figured walnut longcase clock.

Origin
London
Date
circa 1790

A fine George III period longcase clock, the case veneered with well figured and  patinated mahogany and fan inlays to the corners.  Standing on a double plinth and a panelled base, the case is similar in design to those of Matthew and Thomas Dutton with its arched top to the hood and centre finial on a long plinth.  The hood sides are chamfered and reeded as are the sides of the trunk. 

The 12 inch brass dial has a  silvered and engraved strike/silent subsidiary dial in the arch, an inset seconds ring below 12 o’clock and well pierced blued steel serpentine hands.  There is an aperture to view the day of the month above VI in the finely matted dial centre and the maker’s signature Thomas Batters London is engraved on an applied silvered disk within the break arch at the top.

The 8-day movement has substantial brass plates, five baluster turned pillars and an anchor escapement. The long seconds pendulum has a large diameter brass bob and a silvered engraved and numbered rating nut. The brass cased weights are on a good pair of dismountable pulleys and the hours are sounded on a single bell.

Height: 91 in (231 cm) including brass finial

Trunk Width: 11 ½ in (31.75 cm)          

Trunk Depth: 7 ¼ in (18.25 cm)

Base Width: 19 ¼ in (49 cm) including feet   

Base Depth: 10 in (25.5 cm)

 HW5982

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