GEORGE CANBY FECIT IN SELBY. A late 17th century lantern clock by this rare Yorkshire clockmaker.

Offered by Howard Walwyn Ltd
GEORGE CANBY FECIT IN SELBY. A late 17th century lantern clock by this rare Yorkshire clockmaker.

GEORGE CANBY FECIT IN SELBY. A late 17th century lantern clock by this rare Yorkshire clockmaker.

Offered by Howard Walwyn
Date & Origin c. 1685 to 1690, Yorkshire
Dimensions
Description
A good, late 17th century lantern clock by this rare Yorkshire clockmaker. The short duration movement had an early conversion from balance wheel to anchor escapement and long pendulum and the hours are sounded on a bell from an outside countwheel.

The elegant brass case has turned pillars and unusual interlacing fish and foliate frets surmounting a colonnade gallery. The patinated brass dial is simply engraved with flowers and foliage and the maker’s name is engraved on the front fret above XII. The finely wrought and pierced single steel hand appears to be original and the clock hangs from the wall on a restored hoop.

Height: 13.5 in (34.5 cm) clock including finial.

* George Canby who was a Quaker is recorded as working in Selby in the last quarter of the 17th century. He died in 1705. This is only the second clock by this maker to come to light.
Bibliography:
‘Clockmakers of Britain 1286 – 1700’ by Brian Loomes p. 107
‘Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World’ - Complete 21st century edition, also by Brian Loomes p.30.
‘Lantern Clocks and their Makers’ by Brian Loomes p. 447

HW5511
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George Canby fecit in Selby
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Dimensions
Description
A good, late 17th century lantern clock by this rare Yorkshire clockmaker. The short duration movement had an early conversion from balance wheel to anchor escapement and long pendulum and the hours are sounded on a bell from an outside countwheel.

The elegant brass case has turned pillars and unusual interlacing fish and foliate frets surmounting a colonnade gallery. The patinated brass dial is simply engraved with flowers and foliage and the maker’s name is engraved on the front fret above XII. The finely wrought and pierced single steel hand appears to be original and the clock hangs from the wall on a restored hoop.

Height: 13.5 in (34.5 cm) clock including finial.

* George Canby who was a Quaker is recorded as working in Selby in the last quarter of the 17th century. He died in 1705. This is only the second clock by this maker to come to light.
Bibliography:
‘Clockmakers of Britain 1286 – 1700’ by Brian Loomes p. 107
‘Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World’ - Complete 21st century edition, also by Brian Loomes p.30.
‘Lantern Clocks and their Makers’ by Brian Loomes p. 447

HW5511

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