William Sellwood.

Ref No 749

A fine early lantern clock by William Sellwood, London C1640-50

Price: £8,250.00


The frame has a hook and spikes, heraldic frets, a beautifully engraved dial with original hand, a 1” chapter ring, and an alarm setting disc.
The 12-hour duration movement has a balance wheel verge movement, a countwheel operated hour strike on a bell and an alarm set on the backplate. The going train weight is hollowed out so lead shot can be used for regulation. Signed on the front heraldic fret “ William Sellwood at ye mermaid in Lothbury”.

Height: 15 ½” (39cms)

Price: £8,250

William Sellwood a celebrated early maker was born near Abingdon, Berkshire in 1607 and working 1628. He worked in Lothbury, London until 1653 when he died. Extensive literature and illustrations of his work can be seen in “Lantern Clocks” by Brian Loomes and “English Lantern Clocks” by George White.

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