George III mahogany longcase clock by George Cooper, London

Stock Code: 1697 - SOLD

Description: An excellent English early George III, 8 day, mahogany longcase clock by George Cooper, London. The 5 pillar rack striking movement of extremely good quality. The hood consisting of a pagoda with central fretwork sounding aperture and brass finials, above a broken arch mould and door below opening to reveal the elegant and intricately made dial, with floral spandrels, strike/silent selector to the top, silvered and engraved centre, silvered dial with date aperture and subordinate seconds dial, blued steel fretwork hands, twin winding holes and makers cartouche to lower centre inscribed ?George Cooper, London?, bordered by reeded columns stop fluted with brass. The case of particularly good quality with excellent figuring and original patina, with broken arched flame mahogany door bordered by reeded and brass stop fluted quarter columns, over a base with raised centre panel terminating in a double plinth with pad feet.

Further Information: George Cooper is listed in ?Baillie?s Clock Makers of the World? as making before 1772. The movement and case both of excellent quality, the case with particularly good figuring & patina, and the clock is in very good near original condition.

Condition: Excellent. The movement has been fully cleaned and overhauled; the case has been cleaned and waxed minor repairs, possible old minor restorations.

Country of Origin: England

Origin/Age: English, George III, circa 1765. George Cooper is listed in ?Baillie?s Clock Makers of the World? as working before 1772.

Provenance: A private collector in the Wiltshire.

Maker: George Cooper

Signed: George Cooper, London

Dimensions: Height 93.00 inches (236.22cm) Width 21.00 inches (53.34cm) Depth 11.00 inches (27.94cm)

Price: £15,900