zz C.H. COX, LEAMINGTON
An impressive English Gothic inspired mantel clock signed on the dial C.H. Cox, Leamington.
The finely detailed Bronze case of the clock has its original Green/Brown bronze patination and is highly Gothic in style. The case has quatrefoil and arched decoration with Regal heads to the cluster columns.
The cast bronze bezel to the dial is secured with a key lock to the side, this opens when the key is turned. The bronze glazed back door is also key locked.
The 5" diameter convex silvered dial is well engraved with original pierced and blued steel hands.
The clock is in magnificent original condition, the only slight fault I can see is a repair to one of the rear RHS feet which looks to have been soft-soldered. This is an old repair and is hardly noticable - but I'm sure it could be repaired more neatly if you wanted to.
The small sized shouldered movement is a good quality english double gut-line fusee of 8-Days duration striking the hours on a polished bell on the back. The movement has noce quality shaped back-cocks and bridges.
The clock has a pull repeat feature for striking the hours at will via the corded brass pull you see pictured.
The clock movement has been recently fully restored.
Brian Loomes's "Watchmakers & Clockmakers of the World Volume 2" says "C.H. Cox (Charles Humphrey Cox) moved from Walingford to Leamington Spa 1840-51 and then to Coventry by 1860."
Dimensions: Height to top finial 15.5, Width 11, Depth 7 (inches)
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