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Robert Henderson. A superb George III period musical table clock.

Robert Henderson. A superb George III period musical table clock. Robert Henderson. A superb George III period musical table clock.
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Robert Henderson. A superb George III period musical table clock.

Origin
ST. MARTIN’S COURT, LONDON
Date
circa 1770

A superb George III period musical table clock by this well-known London clockmaker.

The beautifully proportioned mahogany case has a bell top with a central carrying handle and four pineapple finials to each corner. All four sides have corner chamfers with inset brass reeding. The arched door is bound with a brass moulding, and there are well-cast brass sound frets to the front. The whole case is of a rich, deeply patinated and highly-figured mahogany.

The 8-day triple fusee movement strikes the hours on a single bell, chimes the quarters every fifteen minutes, and plays one of four musical turns every hour on eight bells. The break arch dial has a finely matted centre, foliate corner spandrels, inset datework and the maker’s signature on an inset disc. The selection dial for four tunes is set within the arch. The whole backplate is most beautifully engraved with flowers and scrolling foliage surrounding the maker’s inscription.

Date: circa 1770

Height: 18 ½ in (47 cm)

Width: 12 ⅞ in (32.75 cm)

Depth: 8 ⅞ in (22.5 cm)

* Robert Henderson, who was a most highly esteemed maker, is mentioned on page 366 of Brian Loomes’ Watch and Clockmakers of the World: 21st Century Edition as working between 1768 and 1805.

One of his bracket clocks is in the Imperial Palace Collection in Beijing and all the clocks made by Henderson which we have handled have been of excellent quality.

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