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West Country Longcase Clock by William Wasbrough of Bristol


Sold: 3rd April 2013

A highly desirable mahogany Longcase Clock of small and pleasing proportions.

The 8 day duration movement striking the hours on a bell and featuring seconds and date to the full brass dial. Also with separate silvered brass chapter ring, matted centre, seconds ring, date aperture surrounded with engraved flowers and scrolls, blued steel hands and brass spandrels to the corners. The makers name engraved to the silvered chapter ring.

The small and well proportioned case with a long trunk door of solid mahogany and a well figured base standing on a single plinth.

The hood with plain mahogany attached pillars with brass Doric capitals and with inspection windows to the side. The flat top pediment with a blind sound fret of typical Bristol design.

Note: Longcase Clocks of this style and design - being of mahogany, a full brass dial and of a small size are now increasingly difficult to find. This is a particularly excellent example. The Wasbrough Family were Clockmakers, Brassfounders and Ironmasters. All working during the latter half of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century.

Price: £8,250 / Height: 6'8" / C.1765