An unusually small Scottish mahogany longcase clock Mitchell Glasgow, circa 1825

An unusually small Scottish mahogany longcase clock Mitchell Glasgow, circa 1825

Price: € 11500

Offered by Gude & Meis Antique Clocks



An unusually small Scottish mahogany longcase clock Mitchell Glasgow, circa 1825 An unusually small Scottish mahogany longcase clock Mitchell Glasgow, circa 1825 An unusually small Scottish mahogany longcase clock Mitchell Glasgow, circa 1825 An unusually small Scottish mahogany longcase clock Mitchell Glasgow, circa 1825 An unusually small Scottish mahogany longcase clock Mitchell Glasgow, circa 1825 An unusually small Scottish mahogany longcase clock Mitchell Glasgow, circa 1825

fine longcase clock of small proportions, eight day movement with strike, J & W Mitchell Glasgow, circa 1825

The dial

The 28-cm annular silvered and engraved dial has Roman numerals and is signed J & W Mitchell Glasgow. The clock has blued steel spade hands and subsidiaries for seconds and date.

The movement

The movement is driven by weights and has a duration of eight days. It is regulated by anchor escapement in combination with a pendulum. The clock strikes the hours on a bell by means of rack striking.

The case

The unusually small case is veneered with well figured mahogany of rich colour. The square hood with canted corners has a diamant shaped cresting and fine mouldings. The door has brass lined spandrels and a brass bezel. There are brass cale frets to the sides. The The canted trunk has a long rectangular door. The square moulded base is raised on a double plinth.

The makers

The signature refers to John and William Mitchell registered working in Argyle street Glasgow from 1820 until 1860. There is also a mentioning of them working in Buchanan street in 1835. Finally they are registered working also in London from 1851 until 1865.
Brian Loomes, Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World, complete 21st Century edition. pp. 543.

Signature
J & W Mitchell Glasgow
Reference
100-30
Sizes
199 x 44 x 24 cm

Offered by

Gude & Meis Antique Clocks

Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 60
1017DH Amsterdam
The Netherlands

+31 (0)20 6129742
http://www.gudemeis.com/

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