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Ganthony, London: A Small Mahogany Library Clock

A small rosewood four-glass mantel clock with an eight-day duration fusee movement, the backplate engraved in script Ganthony, Cheapside.

 

The square silvered brass dial has black Roman numerals, blued steel heart hands and is signed for the maker Ganthony, Cheapside, London. The rosewood case has a gadrooned moulding below the top moulding, under which is a brass strip, with glazed sides and brass bun feet, and with a brass folding handle set within the top of the case.

The Ganthony family produced some excellent clocks in the late Georgian period. Richard Ganthony, apprenticed in 1785, became free of the Clockmakers Company in 1795 and is known to have worked in Penton Place, Cheapside and then by 1811, Lombard Street and died in 1845. His son Richard was free of the Clockmakers Company in 1821, also working in Cheapside and is believed to have died relatively young in 1825. His brother Richard Pinfold Ganthony worked in Cheapside becoming a freeman of the Clockmakers Company in 1821 and also died in 1845, the same year as his father.

Height: 17.8cm (7 inches)

Price: On Application

Ref: 1495

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