George I Walnut Tallcase Clock
By Henry Batterson, London
The hood with caddy flanked by brass finials above pierced fretwork panels and an arched glazed door and rectangular sides panels, with rounded columns, the figured walnut trunk on a molded later plinth, the 12-inch wide gilt-metal dial with mask and foliate spandels and silvered Roman and Arabic chapter ring with fleur-de-lys half hour markers and diamond half quarter hour markers, the matte center signed Hen Batterson/Londini Fecit with seconds dial and date aperture, the arch with military trophy flanked by eagles, the five pillar movement with anchor escapement. Height 98 inches (248.9 cm).
Partidge (Fine Arts), Limited, London.
Purchased from the above, June 1982.
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