An Extremely Rare George II Miniature Month Going Walnut Longcase Clock with 1Â¼ Second Pendulum
Case: The hood with single brass finial above a moulded break arch and finely pierced sound frets. The hood door woth three quarter columns and gilt-brass capitaks, The slim rectangular trunk door having figured veneers framed within a cross-grain walnut mouldings. The tapered base with a matching door, above the orginial double skirted foot.
Dial: 7 by 9 inch breakarch dial with a silvered Roman and Arabic rign with fluer-de-lys half-hour and diamond half-quarter markers, flanked by Indian mask spandrels and enclosing a matted centre with a date aperture below XII and an oval plate above the winding squares signed Anthony Bannister; London. The arch with a subsidary for pendulum regulation flanked by matching spandrels.
Movement: The accomplished movement has five knopped pillars held with screwed latches. The five-wheel train has an anchor escapement with a two piece 1 and 1/4 second pendulum. The regulation via a snail to a lever mounted above the backcock. The movement is fixed to the original seatboard with two screws into the base pillars.
Provenance: F.H. Green Circa 1930. Private collection U.S.A.
Literature: F.H. Green, Old English Clocks, 1931, pl. XlVII. Country Life Annual 1955, pages 84-87, The Rare Grandmother Clock by R.W. Symonds