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JOHN BERRY. A fine George II period green and gilt lacquer table clock

JOHN BERRY. A fine George II period green and gilt lacquer table clock JOHN BERRY. A fine George II period green and gilt lacquer table clock JOHN BERRY. A fine George II period green and gilt lacquer table clock JOHN BERRY. A fine George II period green and gilt lacquer table clock JOHN BERRY. A fine George II period green and gilt lacquer table clock
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JOHN BERRY. A fine George II period green and gilt lacquer table clock

Origin
London
Date
circa 1740

A fine George II period green and gilt lacquer table clock, the 8-day movement with hour strike and strike/silent.  

The 6 ½ inch brass dial has a strike/silent subsidiary dial in the arch over a silvered chapter ring with Roman hours and Arabic minute markers.  The matted dial has an inset date aperture above VI and a mock pendulum aperture in the centre.  The gilt brass spandrels to the dial corners and the arch are well cast.

The fully restored double fusee movement has a verge escapement with a pear shaped pendulum bob and  hourly rack strike on a single bell.

The backplate is exquisitely engraved with symmetrical scrolls of foliage and a vase of flowers.

The elegant green japanned case has an inverted bell top surmounted by a knopped brass carrying handle. The green and gilt lacquer work is in fine condition and has a beautiful mellow colour. The decoration on the front door stiles and the inverted bell top depicts birds, trees, insects and  oriental figures within delicate gilt lattice-work borders.

Height: 17 ⅜ in (44 cm) excluding handle

Width: 10 ¼ in (26 cm)

Depth: 7  in (17.75 cm)

* John Berry worked with his father of the same name who had been apprenticed to John Ebsworth in the 1690’s. Their workshop was at the Dial in St Clements Lane and John Junior was active until 1748.

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