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Clockmaker/By : Robert Bird of Tolleshunt D'Arcy Essex.
Duration: 8 Day.
Circa : 1785.
Height : 82.5 inches - excl finials.
Oak, honey colour.
Domed hood with turned wooden finials.
Long trunk door with dome top and plinth to base.
Width at widest point 19.5" (hood)
12" x 16.5" silvered brass dial with foliate engraving.
Automata in arch featuring man holding a foaming tankard of ale and a staff against a countryside background with an engraved legend above 'Old Hold Pot'.
Matching steel hour / minute / seconds and calendar hands.
Robert Bird is listed as working in 1788 at Tolleshunt D'Arcy which is engraved on the dial as' T Darcey'.
Tolleshunt originates from the Anglo Saxon Tolleshunta which means Toll's spring. Toll was an Anglo Saxon chief who settled in a large area of forest and established clearings where water was available.
In later times William the Conqueror granted the area to a kinsman which in time became owned by the D'Arcy family.
Guarantee : 12 months.
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