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Eight Day Scottish Longcase Clock, Fantastic Condition
REF: SLC202 / LA351317
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A fabulous early example of a Regency Scottish mahogany longcase clock dating from 1820 and made by the renowned John Henderson of Dunfermline and Edinburgh, The wonderful 33cm arched painted dial inscribed with the maker’s name has Roman numerals, a subsidiary seconds and calendar dial and is painted to the arch with Britannia on the shore and most likely Dunfermline Abbey and Palace depicted in each corner. This eight day movement has just been overhauled with new lines supplied and fitted and strikes the hours on a lovely bell. The case with its original bracket feet has a swan neck pediment and a bowed rectangular door to the waist, flanked by split-columns. Measuring 222cm high this clock is in lovely condition. John Henderson was born in Fife, Scotland around 1769 and was married to Janet with whom he had ten children. He died in 1854 and is part of the prolific dynasty of famous and innovative Hendersons involved with clockmaking and astronomy. He is recorded as working in Edinburgh from 1795-1808 and then in Dunfermline shortly afterwards and has the following entries from historical records... ...HENDERSON, JOHN. Edinburgh, 1795-1808. " Bound apprentice to David Murray, i6th May 1795. Compeared on 29th October, and presented his essay, being a watch movement, begun, made, and finished in the shop of James Ramage, in presence of him and Robert Green, essay masters, as they declared, etc And in respect of the absence of Andrew Wilson, one of the essay masters, he was fined six shillings and eightpence." E. H. Records. OLD SCOTTISH CLOCKMAKERS 1809 " His Majesty has been pleased to appoint Mr John Henderson, watchmaker in Edinburgh, to be his clock and watch maker in Scotland, in room of James Gray, deceased." Edinburgh Evening Courant, I2th March 1808.
Clockwise has clarified that the Eight Day Scottish Longcase Clock, Fantastic Condition (LA351317) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1820
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This Eight Day Scottish Longcase Clock, Fantastic Condition is located in Gloucester, United Kingdom