SOLD! for $5,520.00.
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George III brass mounted inlaid Balloon Chime Clock by Jabez Smith, London. Crossbanded satinwood case with urn finial having rams head masks at sides, over a pagoda top, inlaid medallion with incised floral decoration, and balloon shaped center enclosing a dial with Roman numerals and shaped pierced steel hands, signed Jabez Smith, Fenchurch Street, London. Raised on bronze leafy feet. Glass rear door enclosing time and strike brass works and pendulum with steel bell. Note: 'Watchmakers Clockmakers of the World' by Brian Loomes lists Jabez Smith as working in London from 1786-1795. Overall: 22 1/2" H x 12 1/2" W x 9" D. Circa 1790.
PROVENANCE: The Estate of Raymond White, Nashville, Tennessee.
CONDITION: Some chipping to perimeter of dial; perimeter to glass cover is brittle, shrinkage cracks to veneer around floral medallion. Floral medallion likely not original. Crossbanded veneer exhibits some small chips, repairs, shrinkage and a few spots of lifting (primarily to rear). Rear door is loose on hinge. Some losses to paper lining of interior. Works appear to be complete and the pendulum appears to be the original. Not functioning at time of inspection, works need to be cleaned.