BID ON THE-SALEROOM
A George III oak cased 30-hour longcase clock. Henry Payton, Bromsgrove, circa 1760. The 11-inch square dial having a silvered chapter ring with Roman hours and Arabic minutes plus inner quarter hour track framing a matted centre with silvered axehead cartouche signed Henry Payton Bromsgrove over terrestrial calendar crescent within baroque mask spandrels, the knopped four-pillar movement countwheel-striking on a bell, the case with ogee caddy hood with brass ball finials, unusual floral repousse frieze and fluted columns with brass capitals over shaped long trunk door and a plain base with reduced later plinth, 79, (201cm) high (sold with weight, pendulum, and key). Provenance: Private collection, listed on Insurance inventory February 1984.
Dial - tarnishing to chapter ring. Movement - Appears sound, calendar is operational. Case - finials appear associated. Grain crack to side of hood. Base shortened.