Saturday, September 11, 2010

Gorgeous longcase automaton clock from 1750

Gorgeous longcase automaton clock from 1750
Here is a beautiful walnut longcase clock from around 1750. This clock features moving "Punch and Judy" figures attached to the mechanism.

From the eBay description:
The Brass and Silvered dial is in lovely original condition, the silvered chapter ring with Roman Numerals and with the minute dial around the outer edge. The matted centre with the calendar aperture below the centre, and with the working silvered seconds dial above, both in working condition. The top arch houses the very unusual "Punch and Judy" automaton which rocks from side to side as the clock ticks. The arch is an added arch, it is unclear if the arch was put on as an alteration to the original order at the time of making, or if it was added slightly later. The makers signature is engraved around the bottom of the silvered chapter ring.

You can check out an assortment of antique grandfather clocks on eBay. Sadly, the description for this one has now been removed.

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