SMALL LANTERN CLOCK Chr. Gould London Ca. 1685 England

Lantern clocks


Signed: Chr. Gould London
Circa 1685

This lovely weight-driven lantern clock has a movement constructed between vertical bars, the going train has a verge escapement with a short pendulum and an alarm train on a bell.

The engraved brass dial plate has a Roman chapter ring with half hour markers and quarter divisions on the inside. The time is indicated by a single pierced steel hand. Behind the hand is an Arabic alarm disc. The maker has signed the clock in the middle of the dial Chr. Gould London.

The brass case has the classical shape of a lantern clock with two doors on the sides. The corners have pillars, the tops end in shaped finials whilst at the bottom there are drop finials. Between the finials there are pierced frets, the front fret is engraved. The bell is mounted in a bell strap which is attached to the tops of the finials and is surmounted by a similarly shaped finial.

Duration 1 day
Height: 23 cm.
Width: 8.5 cm.
Depth: 10 cm.

Loomes, Watch and Clockmakers of the World, p. 313.

The maker
Christopher Gould worked in London (Little Moor Fields). He became member of the clockmakers company in 1682. He died in 1718.


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