Centre-swing Lantern Clock


c. 1670 and later
Centre-swing lantern clock

Lantern clock with verge escapement and centre-swing short pendulum. Now with 'arrow' pendulum bob and wings.

The strapped bell over urn finials and three cast pierced frets, the front fret engraved with crossed dolphins and floral motif, supported on tapering Doric columns with ball feet. The top and bottom plates having ornately shaped edges to the front and to the sides, iron back plate.

The Roman chapter ring with inner quarter hour track with half hour markers, scrolling foliate engraving to dial plate and single pierced iron hand.

A traditional London-made through-the-centre two train weight-driven movement with countwheel strike and crown verge escapement. Short bob pendulum and the side doors now with finely engraved 'wings' to accommodate the swing of the pendulum.

A well-executed lantern clock that was specifically made to sit on a bracket, or within a case.

The clock having 6" square frame, 6 1/2" diameter chapter ring of 1 1/4" width and engraved 6 1/2" high dial plate. Standing 16" high to top of bell finial.

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Price: SOLD

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