Mid-19th Century English Arabesque Skeleton Clock – E83

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Mid-19th Century English Arabesque Skeleton Clock – E83
Inv. #: e83

Evans & Sons, Handsworth.


The 8-day single fusee movement has three elaborately pierced plates in the Arabesque pattern, 7 turned and screwed posts, well-cut 6-spoke wheelwork, an anchor escapement with a shaped anchor and a passing strike. The pendulum is an Evans compensating pendulum with a brass and wood rod and cylindrical bob. The whole sits on a white marble base and is covered by a dome.


The elaborately engraved and fretted silvered dial has Roman numerals for the hours and large Evan’s steel-cut hands. Below is the silvered and engraved name plaque signed ‘Evans & Sons, Handsworth’.


Evans of Handsworth were one of the most prolific makers of exceptional quality skeleton clocks.

Size: 20 inches w/out dome.

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