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A late 18th century 'Pantry' wall clock with verge escapement and alarum by John Denham of Dereham, Norfolk. Circa 1790.

A very small and original hoop and spikes wall clock.

Stock No:   14339

The thirty hour duration four pillar movement with it's original, attached Verge escapement and short pendulum also, alarum that sounds on the top mounted bell. The case is formed with sliding plates to the sides and using the front and back plates to complete the box. The rear having a mounting hoop and lower spikes and both the going and alarum trains are weight driven with chains. The weights are brass cased lead.

Behind a 5" wide, silvered and engraved brass break-arch dial with a centre alarum setting disc. The chapter has inner and out rings, Roman hour numerals and outer, Arabic 5's abridging the minute ring. The corners are decorated with Rococo engraving which conforms in the arch around the maker's name cartouche reading "Jno. (John) Wenham" (of) "Dereham"" (Norfolk). The hands being pierced and blackened steel the hour of which has a tail for the alarum setting.

* The whole of this little clock is original and though working very well, is in unrestored and 'sleepy' condition. Because of the small and easily portable size and also the large maker's signature it is thought that it was made as a 'Journeyman piece' in other words a 'C.V.' that the maker would show to prospective customers or employers. The photographs show the side doors removed as they simply slot in.

** John Wenham is recorded a working in East Dereham from the middle of the 18th century until 1795.

Dimensions:                          7 1/2" high x 5" wide x 4 1/2" deep including the spikes.

Circa:                                     1790.

Condition:                              Practically untouched except for periodic maintenance.

Price:                                      £3,950.00 with movement restored.

18th century 'Pantry' wall clock with verge escapement and alarum by John Denham of Dereha
  • 18th century 'Pantry' wall clock with verge escapement and alarum by John Denham of Dereha
  • 18th century 'Pantry' wall clock with verge escapement and alarum by John Denham of Dereha
  • 18th century 'Pantry' wall clock with verge escapement and alarum by John Denham of Dereha
  • 18th century 'Pantry' wall clock with verge escapement and alarum by John Denham of Dereha
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