Sat 05 December 2020, 10:00 AM - Cardiff Saleroom, South Wales
DOCUMENTARY MID-19TH CENTURY WELSH MAHOGANY LONGCASE CLOCK, by John Jones, Aberystwyth, c.1845, swan neck pediment, breakarch hood with twisted columns, above trunk with shaped door and twisted columns, on circular panelled base raised on turned feet, well painted 13in. Roman dial with moonphase in the arch, St Peter and St Paul in the globes, spandrels with figures allegorical of the continents, centre painted with the Angel appearing to Jacob at Peniel (Genesis XXXII, 24-30), subsidiary seconds dial and calendar aperture, the 8-day two-train weight-driven anchor escapement rack striking a bell, 220cm high.¦Provenance: Cardiff private collector of Aberystwyth art and antiques.¦Auctioneers Note: published in William Linnard, Wales: Clocks & Clockmakers, 2003, p. 90-91, fig 6.21 and back cover. John Jones is recorded as working as a clockmaker, repairer and retailer at various addresses in Aberystwyth between 1828 and 1868.¦Condition Report: feet, column capitals and base with wear and minor losses, dial in excellent condition.
£400 - £600