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This Longcase Oak's Maker - Geo ( George ) Hewett was a very, very good provincial maker of fine clocks including astronomical, musical, and all types of complicated mechanisms including organs - being able to set music to play mechanically. He was also an accomplished goldsmith, watchmaker and jeweller. George Hewett is recorded - "born about 1733 and took over the business of William Gough the goldsmith and watchmaker in 1757." His wife Ann died in 1804. He died in 1807. He was an exceptionally talented man who mastered many disciplines. There is an very fine and complicated organ clock illustrated in vol. 1 of Wiltshire Watch and Clockmakers by John Young, together with several pages of information and illustrations of his work.

This Longcase Oak's Movement - Very well executed, 4 knopped pillar, 8 day, movement having hourly ( rack ) striking. - Price: £7,850

ANTIQUE Longcase Oak CLOCK - LCOAK 314

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Title LCOAK 314
 
Case Very well proportioned long door oak case with caddy top, side windows to hood and "pillars attached" hood door.
Dial 12" square brass dial with unusual dial layout, the datebox being above the dial centre and the moonphase feature below it. Engraved Geo ( George ) Hewett Marlborough to the silvered dial centre. Cast brass "central head" rococo spandrels. Blued cut steel hands.
Movement Very well executed, 4 knopped pillar, 8 day, movement having hourly ( rack ) striking.
Maker Geo ( George ) Hewett was a very, very good provincial maker of fine clocks including astronomical, musical, and all types of complicated mechanisms including organs - being able to set music to play mechanically. He was also an accomplished goldsmith, watchmaker and jeweller. George Hewett is recorded - "born about 1733 and took over the business of William Gough the goldsmith and watchmaker in 1757." His wife Ann died in 1804. He died in 1807. He was an exceptionally talented man who mastered many disciplines. There is an very fine and complicated organ clock illustrated in vol. 1 of Wiltshire Watch and Clockmakers by John Young, together with several pages of information and illustrations of his work.
Date Circa 1780.
Height 82.3" ( 209 cms. ).
Price £7,850 - SOLD

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