W019 - ORNATE CARVED STRIKING OAK WALL CLOCK BY GEORGE BLACKIE, LONDON
An unusual large wall clock by this noted London maker who was born in 1813, and died in 1885.
He was an important character of Victorian watch and chronometer making. He won the Greenwich chronometer trials in 1858 and was treasurer of the BHI in 1863. He also won prize medals on London and Paris 1867 & 1862.
Wilson and Gandar traded from 392 The Strand in London 1851-1875 which dates this clock to between 1875-1885.
This clock has numerous repair and restoration signatures from the Channel Islands in the 1970's-1990's including dial restoration in 1984.
The clock has a substantial 8 day French movement with strike on the hour and half hours on a coiled gong.
The case is beautifully carved with ornate leaves and fruits around the dial and the whole front of the clock hinges to reveal the movement.
Stunning quality clock.
Height 29", 21" width 51/2", depth.