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Rare hunting Automata and rolling-moon clock by John Dumvile of Alderley


c1750
Very rare hunting scene
(automaton type)
Rolling Moon to Arch

Fully prepared for sale.


Offers around £8,500

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Description of the item
A very fine longcase clock with brass dial and rare automaton fox hunt to the subsidiary seconds dial - the only one we have ever seen. John Dumvile (sometimes Dumville) was a very interesting clockmaker who we have researched extensively.
The fine movement is housed in a tall oak 'country' (rather than 'town)' style case, inkeeping with its hunting origins in Cheshire.
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Information about the maker
We've completed extensive research on this local maker, and may have identified his workshop. John Dumvile lived from 1720 to 1796, making this clock around 1750. His work iincluded longcases like this (we have pictures of 3 others) and local church clocks. We've also seen his turret clock at nearby Peover Hall. All the information we have will be complied into our normal book of 'before restoration' photos
Dimensions & Specification
8 day movement, striking the hours on a bell.
Brass & Silvered dial; 13.5" wide with handpainted (and we think unique) scenes to the rolling moon in the arch.. VERY rare automaton style hunting scene to the subidary seconds dial.
Dims: 227cm tall. Max width 57.7cm. Max depth 35.5cm
Original Blued steel hands. Solid oak case. Original glass to hood door.
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Condition Report
Fully & professionally restored ready for sale. Dial and movement professionally overhauled. Case was in pieces, now fully restored. Full photographic record of the clock prior to the work starting will be provided..
Cost of Restoration
Non required.
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