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SAMUEL THORNDIKE. A fine Georgian tavern wall clock by this well-known Suffolk clockmaker.

SAMUEL THORNDIKE. A fine Georgian tavern wall clock by this well-known Suffolk clockmaker. SAMUEL THORNDIKE. A fine Georgian tavern wall clock by this well-known Suffolk clockmaker. SAMUEL THORNDIKE. A fine Georgian tavern wall clock by this well-known Suffolk clockmaker.
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SAMUEL THORNDIKE. A fine Georgian tavern wall clock by this well-known Suffolk clockmaker.

Origin
Ipswich
Date
circa 1790

A fine Georgian tavern wall clock with gilt and chinoiserie decorated case, by this well-known Suffolk clockmaker.

The round white dial has Roman numerals with an outer minutes circle and is enclosed by a moulded surround. The shaped brass hands have heart-shaped tips and the minute hand is counterpoised.

The elegant  case is fully signed beneath the circular dial, Saml. Thorndike Ipswich, and the trunk door is beautifully decorated with oriental figures within a garden landscape. The sides display the typical chrysanthemum decoration within a gilt border.

The 8-day weight-driven movement has an anchor escapement, with steel rod pendulum and lead weight.

Height:  59 in (150 cm) 

Width:  28 in (71 cm) 

Depth:  7 ½ in (19 cm)

* Samuel Thorndike, Ipswich, was born in 1757 and made  free of the Clockmakers’ Company in 1780. He married in 1781 and  he is recorded as working in Butter Market until 1801.  He died in 1819.

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