Longcase clock, made by James Masters, London, circa 1860.
Plays Westminster chimes on four tubes and Whittington chimes on eight tubes.
Square top case with carved foliage on pediment. Four small dials below arch to control chiming. Silvered chapter ring with raised gilt numbers (arabic). Centre of dial gilt and inscribed with foliage. Seconds dial below twelve. Trunk has ornate door with glass panels showing weights, chimes and compensated pendulum. The pallets are jewelled with garnet. The clock has four trains of gears and weights- playing tunes, striking the time, keeping time, and chiming. These are individually wound. Weight driven.
Mr James Masters, Clerkenwell Road, London, England, Great Britain, circa 1860
Date given at time of acquisition. Note that G.H. Baillie, Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World, p.213 gives dates for James Masters of 1810-12.
Dial is marked 'Jas.Masters Clarkenwell Road London'.
Type of item
65 cm (Length), 46 cm (Width), 255 cm (Height)
Exhibition Collection Management
2540 mm (Length), 610 mm (Width), 450 mm (Height)