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JEFFERSON. A fine late George III period, mahogany tavern clock.

 JEFFERSON. A fine late George III period, mahogany tavern clock.  JEFFERSON. A fine late George III period, mahogany tavern clock.
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JEFFERSON. A fine late George III period, mahogany tavern clock.

Origin
BRUTON STREET, LONDON
Date
circa 1800 - 1810

A fine late George III period, mahogany tavern clock by this good London clockmaker.

The case, of classic tavern clock style, has access doors to the movement on both sides of the trunk.   The veneer to the front has a fine flame figure which is carried down from below the dial to the inward sloping foot and two beautifully shaped earpieces.

The 21 inch white dial, turned from a single piece of mahogany and with a narrow, crisply shaped moulded edge, is signed by the maker on the very finely crazed ground above and below the centre. The chapter ring has Roman hour numerals, double minutes circle and outside five minute marks.   The original brass hands have elongated spade tips.

The 8-day timepiece movement has substantial shouldered plates and a four wheel train with anchor escapement. It has a flat steel rod pendulum with a large  brass faced bob and a rectangular lead weight.  

Height: 45 in (114.5 cm)

Overall Width: 22 ½ in  (57cm)

Dial: 21 ¾ in (55 cm)

* Samuel Jefferson is listed as Watchmaker to the Prince of Wales.

He was active in Bruton Street in the first half of the 19th century.

Reference: B. Loomes, Clockmakers of the World: 21st Century Edition, p.421

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