Unit 2, 24 Cheap Street, Sherborne
Dorset DT9 3PX
Emanuel Burton is a member of the famous Burton clockmaking family from Kendal, and died in Kendal poorhouse in 1820. This splendid example of his work, dating from circa 1790, stands 7'4" tall including its spire finial. The crossbanded case with long wavy door flanked by fluted quarter columns, and styanding on Chinese bracket feet, is veneered in well figured coloured mahogany. The hood is surmounted by bold swan necks with heavy cast paterae, supported on further fluted columns.
Rather unusually, the corner and arch of the 13" dial are painted in black, the corners with applied raised and gilded swags, and in the arch, a lady reposing with her hound. The blue steel hands compliment the white dial within a gold circle.
The well made, four pillar, 8-day movement retains its "repeating arm.
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