Peter Francis Antiques & Fine Art - Wednesday 31st May 2017
RARE LATE 18TH CENTURY WELSH BRASS FACED, EIGHT DAY, LONG CASE CLOCK BY PRICE JACKS OF CARMARTHEN, the
face and movement in a later Victorian mahogany rosewood cross banded case, having broken swan neck pediment over the arched aperture flanked by spirally turned, baluster columns. The waist with similar columns flanking a shaped and cross banded door, on a cross banded panel base with bracket feet. The brass face measuring 18'' x 13'' and having rolling moon to the arch which is marked: 'High Water at Green Castle' (Carmarthen). Roman and Arabic numerals with arched date aperture and foliate engraving to the centre field, with figural engraved spandrels emblematic of the seasons. Eight day movement striking on one bell. 225cm high approx. (B.P. 24% incl. VAT). Condition: Face and movement do not originally belong with this case, the movement and face being second half 18th Century, the case being second half 19th Century. Fingers appear to be replacements. Includes two weights and pendulum. The case has general wear and is rather dirty but is in fair condition commensurate with its age.