A Scottish floral marquetry longcase ca 1690 – 1710
Early example of Scottish clockmaking, the movement signed Jo.(Jonnathan) Brown of Edr.(Edinburgh), died 1710, one of a very small number of clockmakers recorded as working in Edinburgh at this time.
Square brass dial -30cm- , with raised silvered chapter ring and seconds bit; silvered calendar-ring in a lunette above the six. Gilt female-head-with-head-dress spandrels to corners. Elaborate blued steel hands, the chapter ring and seconds bit showing all the divisions of the hour. Fine seconds hand with internal sesonds divisions to the bit. Matted dial centre.
The movement with rack striking on a single bell, anchor escapement, Royal pendulum and period brass-shelled weights.
The case of walnut veneer with elaborate floral marquetry to the hood-door, trunk-door and plinth front. Various birds represented among the floral design. Convex moulding to hood and and plinth. Lenticle in a brass oval to trunk door. Bun feet. Expertly restored and conserved.