Kent C.1850

MANCHESTER

Ref No 506
 
A good rare coromandel and mother of pearl striking drop dial wall clock by Kent, Manchester C.1850.

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Ex-showroom

The mahogany case is veneered in exotic coromandel wood and inlaid with mother of pearl; it has an octagonal dial, cast brass bezel, side and bottom doors and carved ear pieces.

The 4 turned pillar shoulder plated 8-day twin fusse movement strikes the hours on a bell and the 12in dial has its original hands and is signed “Kent, Manchester”.

The Kent family were working in Manchester from 1769-1888. The most probable maker of this clock was one William Worsley Kent who was recorded making octagonal wall clock and worked at 63 Deansgate from 1832-63.

Height: 28in (71cms)

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