English Neo-Gothic Grandfather Clock, Payne & Co. 1825-1852


SKU: 063-0173

Large tower-shaped grandfather clock with crenellations and openwork tracery windows on the sides. The diamond-shaped window reveals the clock face with Roman numerals, inscribed “Payne 163 New Bond Street”. Payne & Co. were active from 1811 to 1875. A stylised Gothic portal door acts as an entrance to the weights. The striking movement can also be switched to silent on the dial. William Payne from 1816 resident 62 South Moulton Street from 1825 then 163 New Bond Street from 1852 trading as William Payne & Company Silver-plated brass dial Blued steel hands Two winding apertures for the weight drives of the 8-day walking and rake striking movement Brass plate movement with lever escapement Strike on tone spring The movement dates from the best period of William Payne's work, between 1825 and 1852. Since his exact dates of birth are unknown, but he can be proved to have worked as a watchmaker from 1811, he was probably born around 1790 and then withdrew from the company from 1852.

Height: 210.0 cm | 82.68 in.
Width: 66.0 cm | 25.98 in.
Depth: 37.0 cm | 14.57 in.


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