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Clockmaker/By : John Anderton of London.
Duration : 8 Day
Circa : 1750
Height : 86.5 inches.
Exceptional figured walnut case with oyster veneers to trunk sides.
Silk backed frets each side of hood dial arch.
Ebonised pillars to hood with quarter repeated pillars to rear and side observation panels.
Walnut dial masking.
Brass matching hood door and trunk door closers.
Long arch top trunk door with moulded edge and walnut cross banding.
Double plinth base.
Width at widest point 21 ins (hood).
Hour striking and half hour striking on two bells with previous hour repeated.
12" x 16" arch dial with maker's name engraved in wheatear engraved boss in arch and sea monsters each side.
Matted dial centre with ringed winding holes and original hands.
Silvered chapter ring, seconds dial and salt box date aperture.
Indian head type spandrels.
Double plinth to base.
Brass encased weights.
The movement has Dutch style and features but there is no record of John Anderton working in The Netherlands or being apprenticed there although English makers are known to have worked in Europe.
John Anderton was initially apprenticed to Thomas Walford in 1716 but his apprenticeship was turned over to Thomas Barlow and may have been turned over again to John Hitchcock. He was known to have been working in 1771 but there is a record of a clockmaker named Anderton of London Soho who died in 1765.
Guarantee : 12 months.
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