Rare 8 Day Ebonised 11.5" Brass Dial Longcase Clock by James Hine, Exeter c.1775

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Seller: doubletriggerracing (776) 100%, Location: Tonbridge, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 183915937083 Very Rare 8 Day 11.5" Brass Dial with Silvered Chapter Ring & Centre, Fine engraving by James Hine EXETER. STARTING BID REDUCED BY £750 FROM ORIGINAL SALE PRICE! This is a very rare clock which will be valued by a collector. I am moving from the farm we have lived in for 22 years and downsizing and so a number of clocks have to go! I bought this clock from the established antique clock specialist Hedley Wilson. He had known the clock in it's previous ownership for 30 years and warrented it original, it has several really interesting features and the maker is well documented:James Hine worked in partnership with James Osmond Band at Bridgwater in Somerset as braziers and ironmongers, this was dissolved in October 1772.James Hine moved to Exeter in 1772. He seems to have kept up his association with Band as an advertisement in the "Flying Post" in March 1779 gives an indication of the variety of work carried out by the brass-founders who were the successors to the 17th Century Locksmiths as suppliers of metal goods and fillings. They manufactured and sold at North Street, Exeter: " Church and other Clocks, Bells, Water Closets and Engine Work, Brass Cocks and Weights, Copper Ship Stoves, Copper Furnaces..."etc. The full list is contained in TIME IN EXETER by C.N.Ponsford.A well documented maker listed in Brian Loomes "Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World", featured in Ponsford's "Time in Exeter" with a picture of one of Hine's Tidal Clocks as Plate 31 opposite page 113, and further detailed mentions in "Devon Clocks and Clockmakers" again by Clive Ponsford.Son took over the business in 1801.Few clocks have come on the market in recent years. It appears that when he moved to Exeter, James Hine moved to making the more expensive 8 Day clocks and specialised in fine engraving. An excellent example is the one illustrated in Ponsford's book. He states: "The engraving is a delight". This clock features: Excellent engraving including Windmills, Farmhouse, Flowers etc.Very fine spandrels of the period.Interesting date sour mouth feature, also seen on a JO Band clock.Ebonised oak case with pine backboard.Fully serviced this week: Including oil service, all pivots polished and new ratchet to striking side by James Cavie Horologist. Complete with pendulum, weights, winding key and trunk door key all working well.Keeps excellent time.Dimensions: 80" High x 20" Wide x 10" Deep.Available with lead weights if preferred at an additional cost of £100. You are welcome to view at TN11 9AQ (near Tonbridge, Kent). This is a very attractive and interesting clock available at a bargain price. I am happy to deliver and install for a modest price, please message me for details giving your post code. Condition: This clock is in original antique condition, and has just had a full service including polishing all pivots, oil service, and new ratchet spring on the striking side.

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