Northern Lantern Clock


c. 1680
Manchester lantern clock

A fine seventeenth century hoop and spike lantern clock from the Manchester or Lancashire region.

The strapped bell clipped around the four urn finials in the first period style, this method very common in Lancashire clocks, three cast pierced scroll frets, the front fret engraved, all supported on tapering Doric columns with ball feet.

The chapter ring with Roman numerals, inner quarter hour track with arrow half hour markers, the dial plate engraved with a naive angel face or sun motif below the twelve, single pierced iron hand. The chapter ring riveted to the dial plate which was a common practice in the Manchester area. Alarm disc is original and riveted to the dial plate by the maker purely for decoration. Iron backplate with two spikes.

The two train, weight-driven movement with countwheel strike and early anchor escapement and long pendulum. Nicely detailed hammer stop of typical Northern style. Rope drive on the Huygens continuous rope system.

The clock retaining the rich patina that has built up over hundreds of years.

The clock having 5 1/2" square frame, 6" diameter chapter ring of 1 3/8" width and engraved 6" high dial plate. Standing 14 1/2" high to top of bell finial.

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Price: SOLD

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