Antique Longcase Walnut Clock -

An exceptional, early 18C , 8 day, well figured and crossbanded walnut longcase clock with 12" breakarch brass dial and rare finely engraved LARGE SECTOR TO ARCH depicting day of the week, deity for that day, and deity symbol. Signed Jno. ( John ) Burges Gosport who is recorded, a single date 1726 - about the time he made this clock.

LCWAL 120 - £17,250


The typical, early 18C, Portsmouth/Gosport area, high quality, long door, figured and crossbanded, walnut case with triple eagle/ball finial mounted substantial "overhanging" breakarch top moulding and distinctive shallow breakarch top to the trunk door. A classic early example of the region. Side windows to hood.


12" breakarch brass dial with wheatear edge engraving extending into the arch which features a LARGE, finely engraved sector depicting day of the week, God for that day, and deity symbol.

A rare and well executed feature. The silvered chapter ring with "tethered" half hour markers and flanked by cast brass spandrels. The finely matted dial centre with subsidiary seconds dial, square date box and blued cut steel hands. N.B. The standard of engraving - especially that of the deities shown in the arch, is of the very finest quality.


High quality, knopped, ringed and finned, 5 pillar, 8 day, movement with hourly ( rack ) striking.


Jno. ( John ) Burges of Gosport is recorded, a single date, 1726 - about the time he made this clock.

DATE - Circa 1726.

HEIGHT - 90.5" ( 230 cms. ) or 86.6" ( 220 cms. ) ex. Central finial.

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