NICKISSON, NEWCASTLE UNDER LYME.
A good George 111, Staffordshire, well figured, flame mahogany case with boxwood stringing, moonphase and 8-day movement,striking the hours on a bell.
The moon dial has an alternating landscape with a lady and galleon seascape, subsidiary seconds and calendar dials.The dial maker was Thomas Osborne (working 1777-1809) who was one of the finest early dial painters.There are flowers in the corner spandrels outlined with fine guilt scroll work.
The arched hood flanked by brass mounted reeded columns has swan neck pediments with attractive wooden finials and carved paterae.The long shaped flame mahogany trunk door is flanked by reeded pilasters and has boxwood banding with matching banding on the hood and paneled base. The well proportioned slim clock case standing on ogee bracket feet.
The good quality 8-day movement has been cleaned and overhauled and is in good working order.
Width of hood 21.5in(55cm) Depth of hood 10 in(25cm)
Width of base 21.5in(55cm) Depth of base 9.5in(24cm)
Depth of trunk 7.0in(18cm)
The maker William Nickisson is recorded in Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World by Brian Loomes as working in Newcastle under Lyme between 1780and 1826