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JOHN WILLIAMS, SHOREDITCH, N° 168. A rare late George III period automaton table clock

 JOHN WILLIAMS, SHOREDITCH, N° 168. A rare late George III period automaton table clock  JOHN WILLIAMS, SHOREDITCH, N° 168. A rare late George III period automaton table clock  JOHN WILLIAMS, SHOREDITCH, N° 168. A rare late George III period automaton table clock
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JOHN WILLIAMS, SHOREDITCH, N° 168. A rare late George III period automaton table clock

Origin
London
Date
circa 1770 - 1780

A rare late George III period ebonised automaton table clock.  The 8-day brass dial movement has hour strike on a bell, an inset subsidiary date disc above VI within the dial centre and a painted river landscape in the arch with two tennis players batting a ball backwards and forwards.

Date:  circa 1770 – 1780

Height:  21 in (53.5 cm)

Width: 12 ½ in (32 cm)

Depth: 7 ½ in (19 cm)

 

* John Williams is listed on page 842 of Brian Loomes’ ‘Clockmakers of the World: 21st Century Edition’ as working in Shoreditch, London in the last part of the 18th century.

 This is only the second automaton table clock we have had with tennis players in over 35 years of buying and selling clocks.

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