William Henry Hill was born in England in 1889. He entered into a cabinet maker's apprenticeship just after World War I. The clock case that was his final apprenticeship project is finished to a high degree employing marquetry techniques, including stylized flowers using mother of pearl inlay.
There is a small protuberance at the 12 sticking out. I was unable to move it in any way. What's this for please?
The clock case has art deco elements, but the undulating curves of the bottom trim is more representative of Art Nouveau design.
It measures approx 39 cm high 16 cm deep and 20cm wide. It contains a French Japy Freres movement.
What does this number signify? Can someone date this movement looking at the number or mark? The clock arrived today in great condition and keeps good time, but it is not chiming at the hour and half hour as it should. Any suggestions?
Mr. Hill died in the 1980's in Cromer, England, but his fine craftsmanship lives on. This is my 6th clock acquisition. Does anyone recognize the wood used or have any descriptive comments I might have left out? Feel free to share.
William Henry Hill and wife Elenore Hill (born 1891).