Timecraft Clocks

Unit 2, 24 Cheap Street, Sherborne
Dorset DT9 3PX

MBHI

William Robertson, Edinburgh

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This oak longcase, standing 7'3" tall, is probably by W. Robertson noted in Smith's "Scottish Clockmakers" as being apprenticed to Archibald Straiton in 1749.  William's father, Colin, was a barber and wigmaker!

The well figured case with long trunk door, is surmounted by floral frets in the swan-necks, terminating in carved and gilded flower heads, and with a gilded flambeau finial.

The 4 pillar, 8-day movement, has a 12" break-arch brass dial with a well matted centre with engraved swags and flowers, and a recessed silvered seconds dial in an 8-sided, curved, star-shaped cutout.  The maker's name is engraved on an extravagant, silvered and recessed, fan shaped cartouche in the arch.

Price: £4650

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