MOORE, IPSWICH. A GOOD GEORGE II LONGCASE CLOCK BY ONE OF THE MOST EMINENT SUFFOLK CLOCKMAKERS.
A good George II longcase clock by one of the most eminent Suffolk clockmakers. The case is constructed primarily of oak and decorated with red and gilt chinoiserie decoration.
The 12 inch arch brass dial is mounted with a silvered chapter ring, inset seconds ring and cherub and foliage spandrels. The centre is finely matted and has an aperture to view the day of the month above VI. The dial is signed on a silvered plaque ‘Moore, Ipswich’ within the matted centre.
The high-quality, 8-day duration five pillar movement has hour strike via an internal rack. The clock is complete with its original lead weights and brass pendulum bob.
Height: 93 ½ in (237.5 cm)
Width: 19 ¾ in (50 cm)
Depth: 9 ½ in (24 cm)
* For a full history of Thomas Moore, one of East Anglia's most illustrious clockmakers, see ‘Suffolk Clocks and Clockmakers’ by Haggar & Miller. Thomas was born in 1690 and died in 1762, being succeeded by his sons Edward and Hatley. The above authors suggest that the sons took over the business from about 1755.
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