A good Devon inlaid figured mahogany longcase clock with 8-day movement, striking the hours on a bell.
The four-pillar rack and bell striking movement with 13.5 inch white
break-arch Roman numeral dial with subsidiary seconds dial, arched calendar
aperture and signed John Benham, Cullumpton to centre.The well painted
attractive dial has the corners painted with leaping foxes beneath equestrian
scene of huntsmen and hounds to arch, the break-arch case with wavy crest and
spiral turned pilasters to hood, rectangular trunk door between parquetry edged
panels and flanked by conforming twist turned pilasters to trunk, on panel
fronted plinth base with ogee bracket feet.
The 8-day movement has been cleaned and overhauled and is in good working order.
Height 88in (224cm)
The maker John Benham is listed in “Watchmakers and clockmakers of the
World” by Brian Loomes as working
in Fore Street, Cullompton, Devon 1838-1866.
(US Dollars) / 1,920 Euro