A standard size Welsh lantern clock by John Bicknill with original anchor c. 1700

Chris Radano

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John Bicknill had set up shop in Cirencester, Gloucestershire by 1679 and died in 1704. I assume this clock was made by the same man, but Tintern is approx.50 miles away. So I'm not sure why his clock was in Wales. Also I think this is a very late clock for him.
The clock is an impressive 14.75" H including the finial with a 6.5" dial. What impresses me about this clock is although it appears to be original anchor, the clock is very original and authentic. Unless someone can see something else. There is a trace of a shadow of silvering on the chapter ring. Even the brass handles on the side door twist latches are bent from opening and closing. With meeting arrow half hour markers on the dial, and provincial scroll dial center engraving, the date suggests turn of the 18th century. Pendulum and weight missing.

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John Bicknill had set up shop in Cirencester, Gloucestershire by 1679 and died in 1704. I assume this clock was made by the same man, but Tintern is approx.50 miles away. So I'm not sure why his clock was in Wales. Also I think this is a very late clock for him.
The clock is an impressive 14.75" H including the finial with a 6.5" dial. What impresses me about this clock is although it appears to be original anchor, the clock is very original and authentic. Unless someone can see something else. There is a trace of a shadow of silvering on the chapter ring. Even the brass handles on the side door twist latches are bent from opening and closing. With meeting arrow half hour markers on the dial, and provincial scroll dial center engraving, the date suggests turn of the 18th century. Pendulum and weight missing.

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Nice clock and in such nice condition. Great photos, incidentally.
Thanks for posting.
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Thanks Jevan. I probably saw that lantern clock at Hutchinson Scott. Loomes mentions a 2 handed lantern clock by John Bicknill signed on the fret, I suppose that is the clock. Cosmetically the 2 clocks are far apart.
 

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I prefer the look of yours.
 

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