|Description of the item|
A rare opportunity to acquire a fusee dial clock with such a beautifully aged dial. These dials tend to deteriorate ungracefully, with large 'scabs' of paint falling off, which necessitates restoration and loss of character. This is a rare exception. It has other features of an early fusee:- A thin, one piece mahogany surround, and a cast, key locking bezel.
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NOTE: Because of the colouring of the dial, and the difficulty in accurately capturing how it looks in different lights, this clock MUST be viewed in the flesh prior to sale. No 'mail order' on this one.
|Information about the maker|
James William Winter is listed in the 1896 and 1907 trade directories as a Clock and Watch maker at 394 The High Street in Chiswick and at 1 Chiswick Terrace, Acton Green Road, Chiswick respectively. Many features of this clock point to it being earlier (c1860), so we'll be conservative in our estimate at c1890.
|Dimensions & Specification|
One piece thin mahogany surround. Mahogany back-box with usual side and locking bottom doors, Cast, key locking, brass bezel with old wavy glass.
Wire fusee movement with nicely turned pillars. Weekly wind. Very unusual and desirable 'stepped' painted brass hands. Untouched painted dial.
Case is 36cm in diameter. Total depth (including bezel) 14.6cm
As we said above, it is very rare to find these clocks with such characterful, aged dials. Most need extensive restoration and therefore appear newer. This dial also retains the instructions to the dial painter on the rear - very nice for 'anoracks' like me! The case has been given a light polish to lift the finish, and a couple of old repairs have been improved - all in keeping with the beautiful dial but now 'without faults'. It has its original double-brass pendulum. The movement has been serviced and is running very well.
The dial very much responds to light so will appear darker than shown here in darker settings.
|Cost of Restoration|
|What to do next|
If you'd like to view this clock in the flesh, please contact us about this item.
For local customers, the price includes delivery, set-up and warranty.