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Walter Michell, Plymouth - A Green Lacquer Longcase Clock

A green lacquer longcase clock with an eight-day duration, five pillar movement of London quality, striking the hours on a bell. The twelve-inch break-arch brass dial has a raised silvered chapter ring engraved with black Roman numerals, Arabic five minute outer numerals, fleur-de-lys half-hour markings and diamond half-quarter hour markings, the matted dial centre has a subsidiary seconds dial and date aperture with engraved decoration to the surround, cast-brass female-head spandrels to the four corners and decorative blued steel hands. The arch has further cast-brass spandrels in the form of dolphins either side of a silvered boss engraved with the maker's name 'Walter Michell, Plymouth'. The lacquered case is decorated with raised chinoiserie work depicting Chinese characters within a courtyard garden of a typical Chinese house, to the trunk door and with a depiction of fishermen within a fishing vessel to the base, with further gilt decoration to the case sides and hood. The flat-top hood has three-quarter columns with gilt-wood capitals and quaretred columns to the rear and glazed side apertures. Height: 96 inches (244 cms) Please click on images to enlarge: Any additional images are shown below

Walter Michell

Walter Michell (Mitchell) is known to have worked in Market Street, Plymouth from at least 1744 when he took Jonathan  Forrest as an apprentice at a premium of £44. On the 12th of April 1746 he took out a licence to marry Ann Turtliff at St  Andrews church, and they were left a guinea in the will of Stephen Turtliff, presumably her father, which was proved on the  22nd of December 1749. There is a lantern clock by Michell hanging in Buckland Abbey, built in the 13th century by  Cistercian monks, and which was later home to two seafaring legends, Sir Richard Grenville and Sir Francis Drake.

Price: On application

Ref: 1286

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Walter Michell, Plymouth - A Green Lacquer Longcase Clock

A green lacquer longcase clock with an eight-day duration, five pillar movement of London quality, striking the hours on a bell. The twelve-inch break-arch brass dial has a raised  silvered chapter ring engraved with black Roman numerals, Arabic five minute outer  numerals, fleur-de-lys half-hour markings and diamond half-quarter hour markings, the  matted dial centre has a subsidiary seconds dial and date aperture with engraved  decoration to the surround, cast-brass female-head spandrels to the four corners and  decorative blued steel hands. The arch has further cast-brass spandrels in the form of  dolphins either side of a silvered boss engraved with the maker's name 'Walter Michell,  Plymouth'. The lacquered case is decorated with raised chinoiserie work depicting Chinese characters within a courtyard garden of a typical Chinese house, to the trunk door and with a depiction of fishermen within a fishing vessel to the base, with further gilt decoration to the case sides and hood. The flat-top hood has three-quarter columns with gilt-wood  capitals and quaretred columns to the rear and glazed side apertures. Height: 96 inches (244 cms) Please click on images to enlarge: Any additional images are shown below

Walter Michell

Walter Michell (Mitchell) is known to have worked in Market Street, Plymouth from at least 1744 when he took Jonathan Forrest as an apprentice at a premium of £44. On the 12th of April 1746 he took out a licence to marry Ann Turtliff at St Andrews church, and they were left a guinea in the will of Stephen Turtliff, presumably her father, which was proved on the 22nd of December 1749. There is a lantern clock by Michell hanging in Buckland Abbey, built in the 13th century by Cistercian monks, and which was later home to two seafaring  legends, Sir Richard Grenville and Sir Francis Drake.

Price: On application

Ref: 1286

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