The tall bell strap set within 5 urn finials over three pierced dolphin frets, and slender tapering Doric columns on ball feet framing the brass side doors and iron backplate with inset spikes ( the iron hoop secured to the top plate), the 1.25 inch wide Roman chapter ring riveted to the front plate at 111 and 1X and decorated with fleur – de – lys half hour marks and an inner quarter hour track, the centre naively engraved with a cross-hatched vase of flowers, with good shaped and pierced single steel hand, the weight driven movement with anchor escapement and countwheel strike on the bell above, the steel hammer stop with fettling similar to that of the hour hand.
Height: 38cms (15ins) high.
This clock is the feature of an article by Brian Loomes in Clocks magazine November 2016. This unique clock is the only recorded example of a lantern clock made in Liverpool at any time. Clock and watch making flourished in the nearby towns of Aughton and Ormskirk and this clock displays some traits associated with the area, such as the riveted chapter ring, the right-hand hammer, the bold vase of tulips to the centre and a heart shaped back-cock. The hand is unusual in that its ‘shoulders’ follow the internal line of the chapter ring and interestingly the hammer stop shares the same distinctive terminal shape.