ANTIQUE REGENCY ORMOLU AND MABLE DRUM SHAPED MANTEL CLOCK
Height: 8¼ inches / 20.6 cm
Width: 5¼ inches / 13 cm
Depth: 3 inches / 7.5 cm
Stock number: GD7727/217
A fine late Regency ormolu and Derbyshire black marble drum shaped mantel clock, set on four elaborate ormolu toupee feet, the ormolu drum case sits upon scroll supports in turn above fine ormolu moulding of leaf and dart decoration, the gilt bronze dial with engine turned centre has black Roman numerals and superb heart shaped hands in blued steel in the manner favoured by Payne, the bezel surrounding the dial is extremely finely decorated with concentric lines of beading, hatching and milling (the latter is also used on the feet), all sitting on a Derbyshire black marble base with an applied ormolu mount of flowers and fruit to the front.
The movement is a fine quality English 8 day fusee and chain movement regulated by the fine and original pendulum. The back plate is signed “Goodhugh Sen Welbeck St. London”. Richard Goodhugh is known to have been working at 2 Welbeck St between 1822-38.