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JAMES PIKE (worked from c.1790)
Mahogany longcase regulator (c. 1790 Eltham)

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JAMES PIKE (worked from c.1790)

Height 203.00cm high [79.92 inches high]



Description / Expertise

A fine George III mahogany longcase regulator with 12 inch square silvered dial having an outer minute ring enclosing the large subsidiary seconds dial and hour dial, signed Pike Eltham with blued steel hands. The eight day movement driven by a tiny brass cased weight has large plates with four substantial tapered pillars. Jewelled Graham dead beat escapement and Harrison's maintaining power to keep the clock going during winding. Massive pendulum bob with gilt wood rod and calibrated rating nut suspended from a bracket mounted on the backboard. The exceptional mahogany case of lovely colour and patina with an architectural pediment to the hood and reeded corners, long trunk door with well figured flame veneer and a raised panel to the base with double plinth.