An English table clock John May London - John May

An English table clock John May London

John May ( United Kingdom 1750-1788 - 1788 )
Price: € 9500

Offered by Cor van der Heijden Antique Clocks



An English table clock John May London - John May An English table clock John May London - John May An English table clock John May London - John May An English table clock John May London - John May

An English table clock John May London. A Ebonised case with brass mounts with an 8-day double-nose dail, half-hour striking on a bell

Description

A blackened case with brass frames with an 8-day double-nose movement, half-hour striking on a bell

Dial

The 27.5 cm arched brass dial has an overlaid silver-plated and engraved chapter ring with Roman numerals and a five-minute division with Arabic numerals. In the outer ring signs for the half quarters. In the frosted center above six, is the window for the date display. There are openwork cast brass Rococo corner pieces around the chapter ring. The blued steel hands are cut openwork and have a floral curly shape. In the bar a silver-plated ring with strike and silent and an openwork pointer.

Movement

The Movement is powered by two barrels with snek and has a running time of eight days. It is regulated by verge escapement in combination with a pendulum. The watch strikes a half hour on a bell. The back plate has a very nice floral engraving. The watch is signed "John May London" on the numerals and back plate.

Housing

The ebonised wooden cabinet is crowned with a Ebonised mantelpiece and a bronze stylized pine cone with an openwork ornament on either side. At the corners of the profiled shade are four stylized bronze pine cones. In the glass door are rococo brass corner pieces and on the chamfered corners herms with hanging flowers are mounted gulianders. On the sides there are pierced brass frets. The whole is placed on a brass edge with the brass corner legs underneath.

Maker
John May
Origin
United Kingdom, London
Period
Around 1770
Material
Brass, Silverplate, Wood, Bronze
Signature
John May London
Reference
100-4
Sizes
62.5 x 35.2 x 23.5 cm

Offered by

Cor van der Heijden Antique Clocks

't Hofke 28
5374 HE Schaijk
The Netherlands

+31(0)6 51 169 169
http://www.clocksantique.nl

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