WEEKS. A superb George III period balloon shaped satinwood 8-day mantel timepiece of rare small size.

Offered by Howard Walwyn Ltd
WEEKS. A superb George III period balloon shaped satinwood 8-day mantel timepiece of rare small size.

WEEKS. A superb George III period balloon shaped satinwood 8-day mantel timepiece of rare small size.

Offered by Howard Walwyn
Date & Origin c. 1800 to 1820, Coventry Street, London
Dimensions
Description
A superb George III period balloon shaped and ebony moulded satinwood mantel timepiece of rare small size. It has a swept veneered case and brass bracket feet supporting the gilt drum which is adorned with floral garlands and a central urn finial. The signed white enamel dial has centre seconds and Roman hour numerals with an outer minute band with Arabic numerals for every five minutes. The delicate interlacing brass hands appear to be original. The 8 day movement has a foliate engraved back-plate and visible deadbeat escapement mounted on the backplate, and the substantial pendulum is of classic tapered bob form.

Height: 15 in (38cm) including finial
Height: 12 ½ (32cm) excluding finial
Width: 6 ⅞ in (17.5 cm) Depth: 4 ½ in (11.5 cm)

* Thomas Weeks was born in 1743 and ran Weeks Mechanical Museum or Royal Mechanical Museum in the Haymarket in London between 1788 and 1797. He then moved to Coventry Street near Piccadilly where it was known as the Museum of Natural Curiosities and Weeks’ Museum. The collection was sold by auction in 1834. Interestingly, he signed some of his clocks which were in the French taste ‘Semaine’.

HW 5660

Signed / Inscribed
WEEKS COVENTRY STREET LONDON
P.O.A
Dimensions
Description
A superb George III period balloon shaped and ebony moulded satinwood mantel timepiece of rare small size. It has a swept veneered case and brass bracket feet supporting the gilt drum which is adorned with floral garlands and a central urn finial. The signed white enamel dial has centre seconds and Roman hour numerals with an outer minute band with Arabic numerals for every five minutes. The delicate interlacing brass hands appear to be original. The 8 day movement has a foliate engraved back-plate and visible deadbeat escapement mounted on the backplate, and the substantial pendulum is of classic tapered bob form.

Height: 15 in (38cm) including finial
Height: 12 ½ (32cm) excluding finial
Width: 6 ⅞ in (17.5 cm) Depth: 4 ½ in (11.5 cm)

* Thomas Weeks was born in 1743 and ran Weeks Mechanical Museum or Royal Mechanical Museum in the Haymarket in London between 1788 and 1797. He then moved to Coventry Street near Piccadilly where it was known as the Museum of Natural Curiosities and Weeks’ Museum. The collection was sold by auction in 1834. Interestingly, he signed some of his clocks which were in the French taste ‘Semaine’.

HW 5660

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