Rare Antique C1730 English Weight Driven Verge Lantern Clock With Alarm & Case Verge Escapement, Fully Working, G Wentworth Of Oxford

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller classictime2015 (3.713) 99.8%, Location: Stonehouse, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 392065556893 This clock is an exceptional very rare early 18th century solid oak weight driven lantern clock with a slimline oak cottage case of superb slimline proportions and in excellent condition, the movement is signed by the well recorded clock maker G Wentworth of Oxon (Oxford) which dates the clock to around C1730 The clock features a superb solid oak case which has an absolutely beautiful patina to it and a superb cottage slimline design, the case is of fantastic proportions with it only measuring 71.5 inches high which is only around 6 foot The case has a flat top design to the sliding hood which removes easily to gain access to the rare small lantern clock. The hood has a hinged glazed door which is in perfect working order and gives access to the dial. The one side of the hood has a little hole in it about the size of a 5p piece. The hood has a square glazed door through which the main area of the dial can be seen on display. These cases were mainly to protect the clock The solid oak case has a stunning colour and patina to it which is acquired through age. The trunk has a hinged door which has its working lock and key The clock features a small 6 inch brass & silvered arched dial with engraved roman numerals on a silvered chapter ring and original hand all in great original condition. There are various pierced brass spandrels around the dial all in excellent condition, the arch has a signed silvered boss which is siged by the maker G Wentworth of Oxon The very rare early 18th century lantern clock verge escapement movement is in excellent working order with the open birdcage design, the movement is weight driven with a chain cord for the main movement and a cord for the alarm feature. The movement has its high quality verge escapement which as you can see in the video is in full working order The clock has superb slimline cottage proportions and measures 71.5 inches high x 13 inches wide at its widest x 9 inches deep at its deepest The clocks trunk measures 6 inches wide x 5.5 inches deep The dial measures 6 inches high x 4 inches wide This is a perfect investment clock and a beautiful display piece. Looks absoultely fantastic wherever it is displayed and a true talking point of any room. Exceptional clock which will only grow significantly in value over the years and you will not find another one like it Obviously collection is preferred or i could arrange delivery in mainland uk. The shipping quoted above is for mainland england and wales only. Scotland and ireland or islands will be extra. please contact me for exact price Approx Date: 1730's Rare Antique C1730 English Weight Driven Verge Lantern Clock With Alarm & Case Description PLEASE NOTE: I have just received some excellent quality bracket clocks from a private collection all of which have been well looked after all of which will be listed over the next few weeks. Some excellent quality bracket clocks please keep your eyes open over the next few months IMG 0794 - YouTube Video will open in a new window Using the eBay App? Paste link into a browser window: [isdntekvideo] Track Page Views WithAuctiva's FREE Counter Condition: The lantern clock is in excellent original condition with its solid oak case having a superb flat top slimline design to it. The case has a beautiful age patina to it, the brass lantern clock case also has a good patina to it and is in excellent condition. Original brass & silvered Dial is in great condition with minimal age wear to it as you can see. The rare Movement has a original verge escapement and is in full working as can be seen in the video below, Age: C1740's, Type: Longcase/ Grandfather Clock, Sub-Type: verge lantern clock, Style/ Origin/ Theme: early 18th century clock, Material: oak & brass, Features: 30-Hour

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