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Ref: CK-52 Longcase Clock
Clockmaker/By : Robert Parkinson of Lancaster.
Duration: 8 Day.
Circa : 1740.
Height : 81 inches.
Simple arch hood with turned pillars, half repeated to rear of hood.
Long mahogany trunk door with applied mouldings to edges.
Canted corners to base with conforming bracket feet.
Engraved brass hinges to trunk door.
Width at widest point 20.5" (Hood)
12" x 16.5" brass dial rolling moon dial with silvered rolling moons and large silvered stars in night sky.
Maker's name engraved 'Robert Parkinson, Lancaster' at bottom of dial.
Well engraved dial centre of foliate design featuring serpents and with large ringed winding holes and salt box date feature.
Cartouche engraved 'Tempus Fugit' (time flies) below 12 o'clock.
Sea serpents in cast brass mounted on moon hemispheres.
Indian head spandrels.
Silvered chapter ring with half hour and quarter hour markers and Roman numerals.
Fine matching hour and minute hands.
Robert Parkinson moved from Kirby Lonsdale to Lancaster in 1732 after he became free of his apprenticeship.
He married in 1739 and died in Lancaster in 1759. His business was succeeded by his son William Parkinson.
A number of longcase clocks are known by him, mostly high quality eight day examples, some with moonwork, some in fine mahogany cases very much in the style of Gillows of Lancaster.
Joshua Horrocks probably worked as a journeyman for him, as some of his clocks have Horrocks's name engraved inside the movement.
Several longcase clocks by his son, William Parkinson, are known and Wiilam worked in Lancaster until his death in 1800.
William Parkinson ( II), son of William Parkinson (I) was free in Lancaster in 1789 and later worked in Prescott and London.
Guarantee : 12 months.
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