Miniature weight-driven 8 Day Longcase Regulator c.1900, striking on a bell.
The superb quality case in the Georgian style, with every flamboyance you could possibly think of!
Hood with flaming spires front, rear and centre, moulded swan necks. Full reeded pillars front and rear with Corintheum capitols. Housing a very heavy dial with deep floral engraving. Engraved and silvered brass chapter ring with unusual applied Arabic numbers, quartered by Rococo spandrels, and in the arch a rolling moon.
Concave and arcaded throat with acorns over trunk with reeded quarter columns and Corintheum capitols. The shaped and bevelled glazed door revelaing two brass cased weights and the first hint that this is not the run of the mill longcase clock. A mercury jar pendulum bob, with very fine rating nut and wooden pendulum rod. Base with flamed veneer and stepped brickwork, canted corners and standing on ogee bracket feet.
The very fine deadbeat movement with full maintaining power, surprisingly on the going train and on the strike train, rifled barrels and beat adjust for the pendulum. The clock has got everything, an intrictely carved case of small size, folloing moon, a fine regulator movement with mercury jar pendulum.
A similar more modest version can be seen on the SOLD section of Darval Antiques (Derek Roberts).
Height 1830mm / base width 343mm / case width 230mm / hood width 355mm 235mm at deepest
Fully serviced and guaranteed for one year.