C18th Lancashire longcase clock c.1760 – 80.
C18th Lancashire longcase clock c.1760 – 80. Movement signed ‘Fisher Preston fecit’ (either John or Henry Fisher of Preston, Lancashire, both contemporaneous watch and clockmakers working in Preston from the middle George III period).
Mahogany casework showing Sheraton influence in the fruitwood inlays to the hood and the quasi-geometric veneers. Fine proportions of the case-members showing the best of mid-Georgian styling.
Pronounced caddy top with ball-and-spire and central eagle finial. Fluted columns to hood with high quality cast brass Corinthian capitals and plinths. Canted corners to the trunk, strung with fine box-wood. Restrained bracket feet to the plinth. Cross-banded veneer work to the glazed hood-door. Eight-day weight driven movement striking the full hours on a bell. Brass-face arched dial with raised chapter ring and top boss with the legend ‘Tempus fugit’ and an eagle (dove) clutching an olive-branch in its talons. Crown-and-cherub spandrels, pierced blued steel hands. Calendar (internal) on a silvered disk.
Movement fully overhauled Nov. 2014.
Case repaired and cleaned Nov. 2014
Dial cleaned and restored Nov. 2014