English Chinoiserie Tall Case Clock By Thomas Watson of Yarmouth
This visually stunning English Chinoiserie tall case clock dates to the late 1700s. The unmistakable influences of Chinese design in the clock make this piece an exemplary example of the Chinoiserie style, the Asian-influenced design made popular by European aristocracy in the 17th and 18th centuries.
The extraordinarily crafted case is comprised of deep ebonized oak with meticulously hand-painted images throughout. Intricate depictions of Chinese pagodas, ships, flowers, and soldiers on horseback decorate the entire case in extraordinary detail.
The time displays on a brass dial with engraved dial mask and silvered chapter rings. A seconds dial and calendar window add further complication to the dial. In the arch of the clock face a rocking ship depicting the Schooner vessel, The Triumph oscillates back and forth in delightful visual intrigue. An eight-day two-train movement powers this clock with an hourly bell strike.
The clock face bears the signature of clockmaker Thomas Watson of Yarmouth, England.
This clock bears a complete restoration with a one-year warranty.
89″ High x 19-1/2″ Wide x 9″ Deep
Circa 1765SKU: EDLU 36 Inquire