Oak Longcase Clock by Pinnell Of Malmesbury with Nelson dial.
An interesting oak longcase clock from the County of Wiltshire but with a Maritime connection.
The 8 day duration movement striking the hours on a bell. The painted arch dial showing Roman numerals, Arabic minutes, seconds and date. The corners with delicately painted roses and foliage and the arch with a scene depicting the memory of Admiral Lord Nelson. Britannia stands next to Nelsons tomb and alongside her lay a cannon and a mast and sail. Also with matching blued steel hands. The slender oak case with a long trunk door with flowers to the inlaid oval. The base standing on bracket feet and also inlaid with an oval design to the centre. The hood with plain oak pillars topped with Corinthian capitals and Doric capitals to the base. The swan neck top with unusual grooved vertical lines, a central brass spire finial and brass paterea.
Note: Horatio Nelson died on 21st October 1805 at the Battle of Trafalgar on the now famous ship HMS Victory. After a long and active career in the Royal Navy he died a National hero and was given a State Funeral. At this period there were all sorts of objects made to celebrate his life. Some of them not so well made and also made in huge quantities. To find a depiction of Nelson on a longcase clock is quite rare. Richard Pinnell was baptised in Malmesbury Abbey on 20th July 1779 and died only 39 years later in 1818. This clock will be sold with a model of HMS Victory and also a copy of a Trafalgar Poster issued in 1805.
Price: £4,250 / Height: 7'3½" / C.1805