Oak Longcase Clock by Tarry of Newport
An excellent provincial oak longcase clock from the Isle of Wight.
The London quality movement is of 8 day duration and features five plate pillars and strikes the hours on a bell. The 12" arched brass dial has a silvered brass chapter ring, a matted with engraving around the square date aperture and also features seconds, makers cartouche and blued steel hands. Urn spandrels surround the chapter ring along with sea creature designed spandrels to the arch. The arch also features a silvered and brass star design with incorporates a strike/silent mechanism.
The well proportioned and small oak case has a long trunk door, brass escutcheon and a plain base with single plinth. The hood has attached pillars with wooden capitals, inspection windows to both sides and a broken arch top.
Note: The Isle of Wight Clockmakers obviously had some sort of connection with London as the movements and design are always of London quality. This is a highly desirable clock which are now difficult to obtain.
Price: £7,450 / Height: 6'8" / C.1765