Sat, Oct 15, 2016 10:00AM EDT - Sun, Oct 16, 2016 10:00AM EDT
English (London), ca 1795-1800. A table clock by Eardley Norton (active 1762-1794), having a brass and steel mechanism and nine bells set to chime at the hour and quarter hour, along with four tunes, Song, March, Minuet, and Air. The steel dials, including chapter ring, tune selection, and Chime/Silent, all with matte centers and brass foliate surrounds, set in a mahogany case with ball finial and outset corners featuring column supports, on a stepped skirt and giltwood feet. Having pierced sound dampening panels to sides and conforming glazed door to rear. Dial and movement engraved Eardley Norton / London and numbered 2255; oah. 28, wd. 17.25, dp. 12.75 in.
Eardley Norton was a prominent designer and maker of clocks in the second half of the 18th century. The clock offered here is one of few examples of this design.
Based on the number, the clock movement was made by Eardley Norton. However, it is possible that the case was produced slightly later, after Norton's death, by Gravell & Tolkien, the firm that purchased his business.
Movement totally restored by a master clockmaker at American Watchmakers Clockmakers Institute (Hamilton, Ohio) in 2003. Case with some restoration and minor losses to veneer. Cowan's does not guarantee the working condition of this clock.