James Haughton C.1780


Ref No 684

A lovely well patinated mahogany balloon clock by James Haughton, London C.1780.

Price: £5,500.00

The case of typical balloon shape with arched base, rear door sound fret and a brass bezel, top finial and four finely cast feet. There is boxwood lining to the case front.

The 8-day twin fusee movement has circular plates, 5 turned pillars, anchor escapement and a wood rod pendulum with a cylindrical bob. The hours are struck on a bell. The backplate has a finely engraved border, holding straps and is fully signed in a cartouche. An 8” white dial has its original brass hands and is fully signed.

James Haughton was working in London. He was a member of the clockmakers company from 1770 – 84, a maker of fine table clocks.

Height: 24 1/2 (62cms) including finial
Width: 12″ (30cms)
Depth: 8 1/4 (21cms)

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