Lantern Clock by John Smorthwaite

COLCHESTER, ESSEX

c. 1720 with later fusee movement
John Smorthwaite lantern clock

An early eighteenth century english lantern clock by the Colchester maker John Smorthwaite with later single-fusee movement. The high-quality 8-day single-fusee movement with passing strike makes the clock freestanding and free from chains or rope.

The frame is of standard lantern clock construction with strapped bell over urn finials and three cast crossed dolphin frets, supported on tapering Doric columns to ball feet. The chapter ring with engraved Roman numerals and carrying the maker's signature "Smorthwait in Colchester", the dial plate centre engraved with bird and flower motif.

The clock keeps excellent time, with passing strike on the original lantern bell. The movement has just undergone a total overhaul to a very high standard and has been fully cleaned and polished.

The clock having 5 3/4" square frame, 6 1/2" diameter chapter ring of 1 1/2" width. The clock stands 14" high.

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Price: SOLD

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