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A George II gilt japanned long case clock, mid 18th century

A George II gilt japanned longcase clock, mid 18th century, the caddy top surmounted by three eagle and ball finials above an arched glazed door flanked by Doric columns enclosing a 12 inch arched brass dial with matted centre engraved with birds, silvered seconds ring with Arabic numerals and tablet inscribed in italic Edward Sanders, Poole, above a date aperture silver chapter ring with Roman numerals and Arabic outer numerals, with urn and eagle cast spandrels, strike silent dial in the arch, flanked by dolphin spandrels, 8-day movement with four ringed pillars striking on a bell above an arched top door with raised moulded edge and decorated with oriental figures on terraces, the interior applied with two paper labels for ‘Edward Sanders, Goldsmith in Poole’, over a concave moulding and base floor with further japanned scenes and stepped plinth, plain side, 258cm overall height

Sold for £700

Condition report

Side glass to hood absent, one hood pillar showing woodworm activity, pendulum present but no weights, cheeks built up to hold movement, general wear and tear commensurate with age.

Height to top (excluding eagle finials) 245cm


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