Material: Mahogany, 30-hour wooden movement, retains original printed maker’s label
Condition: Excellent original tablet, overall condition is very good. Movement not
inspected by our clockmaker. See additional information below.
Additional Information: A Possibly Unique Circa 1830s Mantel Clock. Although
Webster was one of the towering political figures of his day, he never achieved the
presidency. Perhaps consequently few "display items" honoring him seem to have been
produced. This lovely clock is certainly among the best of that genre. It features a large
"folk art" image of a rather youthful Webster with name below, and probably dates from
The case is elaborately mahogany and mahogany veneer, with a stylized American
eagle pediment. Overall display condition is excellent, although it does exhibit typical
extremely minor flaws for a clock of this type: The doorknob is missing, the clock face
shows wear and losses. It is not in working order, as is usually encountered; we are
able to engage one of the best restoration experts. We have never encountered nor
seen pictured any other Daniel Webster clock.
Measurement: Height: 34.25" at the finial; width: 13.5"; 6"
Material: Cherry case
Condition: Legitimate brides model paint that was overpainted and subsequently
removed exposing original surface; dial mat repainted to match original color. Thinning
stenciling on base molding; likely had rope moldings on frames which are regilded. Top
glass replaced, painted by Thomas Moberg [one of the finest tablet painters in America];
minor repair to crutch… runs well and keeps perfect time. Replaced finial, displays well.
Additional Information: Rectangular upper case with central finial over an eglomise
parcel gilt and stenciled decorated glazed door bearing repainted "Aaron Willard.
Boston." opening to the dial face with Roman numerals over the base featuring the
original eglomise panel displaying central scene of a young man and women with
rabbits within garden. The molded base raised on brass paw feet.
Additional Information: A nicely figured fine mahogany cased clock retailed by W.J
Carroll. The white enamel dial bearing the name W J Carroll, London Street, City.
The back plate of the fusse movement bears the mark: J.J.E London; James Elliott’s
name is synonymous with quality clocks. In 1909 the clockmakers company of JJ Elliott
amalgamated with Grimshaw Baxter therefore this clock predates 1909. The mahogany
case (back box) is of dovetail joinery; dial is centered by cast bezel set within molded
frame. Four wooden pegs with shaped thumbpieces pierce the cleats affixed to back of
frame continuing to back box apertures securing the two sections. On the side and
bottom are inspection doors.
Haggar and Miller, Suffolk Clocks and Clockmakers, reported that no Griffin or Giffin lantern clocks are known to be extant; by the late 1750s the demand for this type of clock had waned in favor of longcase clocks. This is likely the only example extant.
Posted by David Addy: “I received emails from Marc Honcoop containing pictures of a clock which he owns. "I live in the Netherlands. I have a Lantern clock of Giffin Rayment. This is the only one he made.... The clock is all original with no signs of restoration. The clock was bought about 40 years ago for fl.15,000 gulden. That was a lot of money for those years. I don't know the date the clock was made.” Possibly Rayment made the clock with his father about 1730-1740, but I think the clock is younger at about 1760."
Giffin Rayment died in January 1769, and he was buried at St James's church on January 24th. His widow Esther was granted Administration as he had not yet made a will, being only 47 years old.
Material: Cast iron, brass, polychrome, 30-hour spring driven movement
Condition: Dial paper is replaced, does not run…we have a great clockmaker
who will attend to the movement if a new owner desires; original
paint is at nearly full coverage…only some “as expected” scattered
minor chips mostly to high spots.
Additional Information: Late 19th century, novelty clock, John Bull figure, painted cast
iron, blinking eye, the base with embossed maker's mark "T. Kennedy Patent Applied
For 1856," (Winding key included.) Most of these American cast iron figural clock cases
often referred to as John Bull were produced by Bradley and Hubbard of Meriden,
Connecticut. Some horological reference books refer to this example as the Squire
model, an English historical fique akin to our Uncle Sam. The subject clock displays a
casting label in the base: “T. Kennedy, Patent, Applied For 1856.” The movement is die-
stamped by the Connecticut clock/movement maker, “C. JEROME.” Chauncey Jerome
(1793-1868). [The connection/relationship between Kennedy and Bradley and Hubbard
is not yet known. As for the movement, it is original and complete; likely needs to be
cleaned and oiled which we will manage at the buyer’s expense.
Condition: The case id fine, movement wants to run, needs cleaning and oiling; we
have a professional clockmaker available.
Additional Information: Charming…sarcophagus pediment with recessed carved
profile of face set within pediment; cove shaped roof sides continue to scroll terminuses.
The projecting molding above the case cut from a solid piece of burl that rests of a
projecting molded base. Rear door hung on brass hinges.
The maker's signature is displayed on the base of the front fret; originally with balance wheel escapement, converted to anchor escapement early in its life, probably the late 17th or very early 18th century. This is a good, honest lantern clock with minor wear consistent with age. Literature: English lantern Clocks by George White, page 205, figure IV/104 (left). Now on a modern oak shelf copied from photos in Wallace Nutting's Clock Book. (H: 14.5", W: 7.5", D: 6.5")
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