2 Out, 2 In Which CoincidentallyAre Both Adam & Eve Automata And Both Bristol Made

29Nov13

www.allansmithantiqueclocks.co.uk

Two good clocks sold since the previous blog and two more in – coincidentally the newcomers are both Adam & Eve automata and both Bristol made.
Just like buses…….you wait and wait…….
They are –
Matthew Worgan, Bristol.Long door, typically “Bristol,” late 18C, flame mahogany case with swan neck pediment.12″ break arch brass dial with Adam & Eve automata to arch, two arms moving plus snake moving around the tree of life via a bevel gear drive. High quality, 3 train, 8 day movement with options of Hymn or March via pin barrel.

John Warry, Bristol.Long door, typically “Bristol,” early 19C, flame mahogany case with swan neck pediment.12″ breakarch painted dial with Adam & Eve automata.8 day movement with hourly ( rack ) striking.

Several more clocks are now fully restored, tested, calibrated, photographed and are ready to be loaded onto the website.

They are :
John Dwerrihouse of Berkley Square, London. Very fine maker. Typical London, high quality, flame mahogany late 18C case with pagoda top.

Richard Daking of Halstead, Essex. Very similar to LCMAH 345 – Gatward of Uxbridge but with satinwood fan inlay “extras” to the case and passing half hour strike as well as the hour strike. Conventional date box rather than the centre sweep of the Gatward.

Ralph Clayton of Marple, Cheshire. Fine, long door, inlaid flame mahogany case with swan neck pediment. 12″ break arch brass dial with moonphases to arch.

John Culliford of Bristol. Excellent, “all over” bird and flower marquetry case.11″ square brass dial of unusual layout. MONTH movement.

Richard Grove of London – two VERY similar flame mahogany examples – one light one darker.

More details of the above – see In Restoration section.

Several more, very interesting, buying opportunities in the pipeline.

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