Robert Wood: A Red Japanned Eight Day Clock

england , 1700-1799

The case beautifully decorated with red japanning and gilt chinoiseries in the manner according to the designs of Stalker and Parker (1688); with a brass carrying handle and pineapple finials to the inverted bell top; the sides with elaborate silk lined pierced sound frets.

The dial with foliate spandrels to a silvered chapter ring with a silvered centre and concentric date ring and signed ‘Rob.t Wood/London’, with blued steel hands to indicate the time and the date, with strike/ silent ring in the arch.

The movement is in excellent working order with five pillars, twin line fuses and verge escapement, strike and trip repeat on bell, the back plate engraved with foliate scrolls.

With a case key and a winding key.

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Height: 21.26 in (54 cm)
Width: 12.60 in (32 cm)
Depth: 7.87 in (20 cm)
54 x 32 x 20 cm (21¹/₄ x 12⁵/₈ inches)
Inscribed 'Rob.t Wood/London'
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