Barwise C.1765


Ref No 274

Fine mahogany longcase clock. The hood with swan`s neck pediment with applied carved roundels with dentil cornice below, and a single brass finial in the centre.

Price: £7,950.00

The glazed door flanked by reeded side pillars. Carved blind fret above the shaped trunk door which is crossbanded and flanked by 1/4 reeded columns. Similar crossbanded base with canted corners sitting on bracket feet. The eight day movement striking the hours on a bell. The 13in arched brass dial with Indian mask spandrels and silvered chapter ring with roman numerals. The inner part engraved with days of the month, blued steel hands and shaped brass centre date hand.

The centre silvered and well engraved and signed in scrolling boxes Barwise Cockermouth. The arch contains a painted moondial with a pointer indicating the moons age. Lot Barwise was born at Oulton Wigton in 1726 and died in 1779. He worked in Cockermouth from 1750. This is an exceptionally fine clock by a renowned maker.

Height: With/without finals 95/94 inches (240 / 238cms)

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