12” convex dial clock, signed Ganthony; Cheapside, London.

Circa 1830, Cheapside London.

Fully restored with a two year guarantee.

Dimensions: 36.00cm high x 36.00cm wide x 16.00cm deep

Richard Ganthony made some fine quality clocks one of which is in the Fitzwilliam museum, Cambridge. He was also Master of the Worshipful Clockmakers Company in 1828. This attractive eight day fusee dial clock has a number features that illustrate his attention to detail and quality in the execution. For example, despite hardly ever being seen the pendulum rod is chamfered on the corners, has a heavy double brass sided bob complete with a delicate rating nut. The substantial movement also has nicely shaped plates and pillars with well-made wheels and pinions. Minimal restoration has been needed on the painted convex dial, which is protected by a convex glass held in a cast brass bezel. Accompanying the dial is a pair of well-proportioned pierced blued steel hands both with double crosspieces.
However one of the features that makes this dial clock so pleasing lies in the superb colour and condition of the case. The carcase is made from mahogany imported from the Caribbean, possibly Cuba and is of a deep colour. With a central door to allow access to the pendulum, the curved bottom is veneered in curl veneer with some good figure in the swirling grain. This is complimented by the lighter colour and sheen of the wooden bezel. The patina and surface of the bezel as well as the rest of the case are excellent.

Dimensions: 36.00cm high x 36.00cm wide x 16.00cm deep

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12” convex dial clock, signed Ganthony; Cheapside, London.