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Colchester Antique Grandfather Clock by John Buffet


Sold: 8th August 2011

A fine provincial oak antique grandfather clock by this well known maker.

The 8 day duration five pillar movement striking the hours on a bell. The 12" arched brass dial with a matted centre showing seconds, date aperture and finely made blued steel hands. The arch with a silvered brass cartouche showing the makers name with an engraved sunburst in red wax. The very well proportioned oak case with a long trunk door, brass escutcheon and a plain base with double plinth. The hood with attached angle pillars, brass Doric capitals, inspection windows to both sides and a broken arch top.

Note: John Buffett was born in 1692. He was baptized on 20th April at St Mary at The Walls Church in Colchester. He was a prolific maker of longcase clocks and watches and worked in Gutter Street. He never married and died in 1758. More details regarding this maker can be found in Clock & Watchmaking in Colchester by Bernard Mason.

Price: £7,250 / Height: 6'11" / C.1750