Henry Pearson Hook & Spike Wall Clock C.1730

DORE (DERBYSHIRE)

Ref No 648
 
A lovely little hook & spike wall clock C.1730.

The brass movement has 4 pillars, cut out plates, anchor escapement and retains most of its original wheel and metal work. It strikes the hours on a large bell via an outside countwheel.

The 10” brass dial has cherub and crown spandrels, a silvered chapter ring with ½ hour markers and retains its original hand.

The clock although unsigned is probably by Henry Pearson of Dore, Derbyshire (see note). The centre engraving with 2 doves and foliage is identical to other work by him.

Henry Pearson was probably born at Dronfield Derbyshire in 1703. He worked in Dore Derbyshire until around 1750.

Note: Dronfield and Dore are a few miles south of Sheffield ( Yorks) on the edge of the Peak District national park. Dronfield and Dore were in Derbyshire until 1934 when the boundaries were changed and are now in South Yorks.

Height: 11″ (28cms)

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