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A good quality oak 8 day longcase clock by Charles Rowbotham of Leicester c.1780

  • Maker: Charles Rowbotham, Leicester
  • Date: 1780
  • Height: 6ft 10"
  • Width: 18”
  • Depth: 9.5”
  • Price: £3,300

 

Case

The small proportioned oak case with flat top hood, greek key moulding beneath with mahogany frieze, the hood door flanked by mahogany reeded columns.

The long quarter sawn oak figured trunk door flanked by mahogany reeded quarter columns to the sides. The panelled base set on the original bracket feet.

Dial

The square japanned dial of “Thomas Osborne” manufacture, with Roman numeral chapter ring and outer Arabic numeral markings, with subsidiary seconds dial and revolving date zone.
The dial decorated with finely painted roses and wild strawberry corner spandrels, the centre painted with flowers and signed Chas Rowbotham Leicester.

Movement

A fully restored fine quality eight day, four pillar movement, rack striking the hours on a single bell.

Hands

Finely fretted blued steel hands of serpentine design.

Weights and Pendulum

Original cast iron weights, steel strap pendulum with brass bob.


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