18th century English tall clock is by maker Samuel Bryan (1718-1794). Britten’s book records a Japanned long case clock made by him in 1760.
The original movement is intact and presently running and chiming. It is a two train brass movement which runs eight days between windings. The weights are brass clad.
H. 90″, w. 18.5″, d. 9.5″.
Details of the brass face are shown here with a silvered dial and details filled with black enamel, all flanked by cast brass pierced spandrels in a tendril design. The “break arch” centers on a “silent/strike” dial that enables the owners to silence the chime if desired. A lower dial has a second hand and a date ring is below.
Details are shown here of the lacquer work designs including temples, trees, and figures in a raised-work technique. $2800.