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Lot 181
An 18th/19th Century Scots 8 day longcase clock, the 13" circular dial with minute indicator and calendar hand marked James Talbot of Glasgow, contained in a mahogany case 82" £350-500 ILLUSTRATED

We do believe that this lot is in good honest condition. We consider that dial, movement and case are all original to each other as there is nothing to make us think otherwise.We do have the weights and the pendulum with the clock. The clock is not currently working but the movement is very dirty and clogged but there are no obvious signs to indicate it would not work after having been serviced. Suffice it to say , the clock does have damage - it being in honest condition rather than restored. There is paint missing from the dial in several places, at 1.15, 3 o'clock, 3.30, 5.30, 6, 9, 10, 11. The dial has a lot of cracking and really needs repainting. There is some damage around the escutcheon. There are 2 cracks running from the door down to the base section. There is a small section of veneer missing from the panel on the base. The decoration on top of the hood has been broken and repaired.

From Clocks in the Clocks & Scientific Instruments section in our Antique, Fine Art and Collectables auction held on Wednesday 4th of August 2010