Longcase Clock by John Lellyett of Havant: Face
Circa 1760/1770s; 30 hour duration, 1/8 inch brass plate movement with turned pillars; Huygens continuous rope winding with 8 lbs cast iron weight & lead “ring” counterweight. 11” square, brass dial with 2” wide, silvered, chapter ring; Roman numerals indicating hours on the inner, Arabic numerals over lined indices indicating minutes. The hands cut from wrought sheet iron & blued, typical to mid / late C18th. The dial centre matted & engraved, with a pointer towards the “12” accentuated by a bird – possibly a dove carrying an olive branch in its beak. The corners of the dial decorated with C & W 40 “string of pearls” cast brass spandrels in use 1760 -1785. [ref : Cescinsky & Webster, English Domestic Clocks]
The English Oak case of 6 feet 4 inches [194cm] with a flat topped, sliding off hood. 3/4 columns to the original glass door, [small loss to one corner]. 1/4 columns to rear of hood. Long, single, rectangular door to front, plinth base.
Sympathetically cleaned & serviced, going well & keeping time rather well for a 250 year old clock. An honest, original condition, early, provincial, longcase clock which could be keeping time for another 250 years.