George III mahogany and brass longcase clock signed James Gandy, Cockermouth England. 8 day movement. Comprised of a molded hood with three brass finials, foliate brass mounts and Corinthian columns with brass capitals; 12-inch arched brass dial with Roman and Arabic chapter ring and a inner calendar ring, center with engraved masonic emblem and engraved "Gandy Cockermouth" lower center, corners of dial with leaf scroll spandrels and the whole surmounted by a circular brass mount engraved in Latin "Tempus Fugit" (Time Flies) and additional scroll spandrels. The trunk with a shaped door and canted sides, rectangular plinth with molded center, canted sides, and bracket feet. 94 1/2" H x 20 1/2" W x 10 1/4" D. English, 2nd or 3rd quarter 18th century. Note: James Gandy arrived in Cockermouth around 1726 and worked there until his death in 1779. CONDITION: Brass works and dial are not original to the case. Clock retains the winding key, case key and two weights. Not tested for functionality. Dial with some light abrasions. Case in overall good condition.
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