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Ref: CK-86 Longcase Clock

Clockmaker/By : Daniel Tribe of Portsmouth Point.

Duration: 8 Day.

Circa : 1760.

Height : 88"

Case :
Solid American Walnut.
Dome broken arch hood with dentil mouldings to arch and sides.
Brass capped pillars to hood, quarter repeated to rear.
Original glass to hood door and side windows.
Long trunk door with dome top.
Panel and plinth to base.
Width at widest point 22" (hood)

Dial :
12"x16.5" brass dial with 'Two Brothers' automata and sea monster spandrelsdesign to arch, a small repair is being carried out to one of the brothers. Engraved silvered chapter ring with half hour markers and matted dial centre.
Silvered seconds dial and cartouche disk engraved with maker's name.
Brass seasons style spandrels.
Matching steel hour / minute and seconds hands.
Roman numerals.
Lead weights and London style pendulum.


Maker :
Daniel Tribe I was a member of a clock making family that dates from the 17th century until the 21st century. He was born in 1717 and died in 1778. He worked with his brother John in Petworth from 1730 as an apprentice but apparently set up on his own on his own and was in Petersfield by 1741, where he took up apprentices:

Thomas Jacques 1741
Abraham Bassett 1754

He married Elizabeth Goldsmith at Petersfield in 1742 and then moved to Portsmouth in 1750, They had six children but only Daniel II, born 1744 became a clockmaker. Elizabeth died in 1787. Four of Daniel I's musical longcase clocks are known to exist and there are also a number of lantern clocks and 8 day and 30 hour longcases known.

Daniel Tribe II is described in his mother's will as a watchmaker and his name appears in trade directory of 1784. He married Elizabeth and they had two sons but it is not known if they became clockmakers.

Price : £4,995

Guarantee : 12 months.

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Daniel Tribe of Portsmouth Point


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