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Ref: CK - 13 Longcase Clock
Clockmaker/By : J & E Edgecumbe of Bristol.
Duration : 8 day.
Circa : 1830.
Exceptional quality mahogany veneered case in typical Bristol / West Country style of the period having wavy edged hood door and distinctive crest to hood.
Ebonised barley twist pillars to hood with brass Corinthian capitals and side splats.
Ebonised barley twist pillars to trunk sides also with brass Corinthian capitals.
Hood crest with fern leaf carving and original turned wood finials.
Short trunk door with satinwood and ebony stringing repeated in panels and in base.
Width at widest point 21.75" (Hood).
Front feet only to base, as was the local style of these 'leaner' cases.
Rolling moon 18" x 13" arch dial featuring landscape and seascape scenes with well painted seasonal Spring / Summer/ Autumn and Winter ladies in corners of spandrels.
Dial signature painted 'J & N Edgecumbe Bristol'.
Matching brass, hour, minute and seconds hands.
Aperture calendar mouth.
Brothers John and Nathaniel were in partnership trading as J & N Edgecumbe from 1825 to 1832 at15 Old Market, Bristol. They were the sons of John Edgecumbe who was a brassfounder in Bristol.
John Edgecumbe (11):
He was working in Bristol at 15 Old Market from 1784 - 1834. In October 1784 he married Sarah Nash at St. James Church. He became a Burgess of Bristol in October 1812. He took the following apprentices:
Richard Pinnel August 1792 on payment of 15 guineas.
Matthew Harris April 1793 on payment of 20 guineas.
Soloman Jones 1795on payment of 20 guineas.
Ebenezer Underwood January 1811.
He made a very fine mahogany musical longcase clock playing 6 tunes on 17 bells and 32 hammers.
His known working dates were 1826 - 1841. He became a Burgess of Bristol in June 1826. In March 1832 he married Sarah Byam at St. Phillip and Jacob Church. He took the following apprentices:
James Perrot April 1834.
Guarantee : 12 months.
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