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A MAGNIFICENT ANTIQUE (1830-50) WILLIAM CALVER LONGCASE GRANDFATHER CLOCK, WORKING!!

A MAGNIFICENT ANTIQUE (1830-50) WILLIAM CALVER LONGCASE GRANDFATHER CLOCK, WORKING!!

1800s
1 was available / Secondhand
R19,000
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R35,000
-65%
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Indicative market price: R100,000

Seller

Robsam1718338
Joined 16 Oct 2011
Gauteng
bidorbuy ID: 257120389

***PLEASE NOTE WE ALSO DELIVER TO JOHANNESBURG AND BLOEMFONTEIN***

PLEASE NOTE THIS ITEM IS SHIPPED FROM OUR CAPE TOWN BRANCH

THIS EXTREMELY RARE ANTIQUE (OUR CLOCK MAKER DATES THIS CLOCK BETWEEN 1830-1850) "WILLIAM CALVER" OF EYE (EYE ISLAND, ENGLAND) LONG-CASE CLOCK CHIMES ON THE HOUR AND HAS A ROTATING DATE MECHANISM WHICH IS AN ADDED FEATURE OF THIS AMAZING CLOCK. THE CLOCK IS IN WORKING CONDITION AND HAS JUST BEEN SERVICED. THIS BEAUTIFUL QUALITY ENGLISH MADE GRANDFATHER CLOCK STANDS A WHOPPING 2100mm HIGH x 250mm DEEP AND 550mm WIDE. THE CASE IS A COMBINATION OF ROSEWOOD AND IMBUIA AND HAS GORGEOUS INLAY DETAILING THROUGH-OUT THE CLOCK. THE DETAILING ON THE CLOCK FACE IS HAND PAINTED AS WELL AS THE "SCOTTISH THISTLE" DETAILING ON THE PENDULUM. THERE IS VERY LITTLE INFORMATION ON WILLIAM CALVER AND ONE ARTICLE (BY A COLLECTOR) MENTIONS THAT HE HAS ONLY EVER COME ACROSS THREE WILLIAM CALVER "EYE" CLOCKS IN HIS LIFE TIME. THE CLOCK "RINGS" ON THE HOUR AND IS WOUND WITH A SINGLE CONTINUOUS CHAIN WITH AN IMPOSING WEIGHT. THERE HAS BEEN SOME AESTHETIC TOUCH-UPS, WHICH IS TO BE EXPECTED. THIS IS TRULY A SUBSTANTIAL CLOCK AND ONE OF ONLY A HANDFUL EVER MADE. RECORDS ALSO SHOW THAT ONE OF HIS SILVER WATCHES IS IN THE COLLECTION OF THE BRITISH MUSEUM WITH A HALLMARK OF 1812. 

***SPECTACULAR & EXTREMELY RARE ENGLISH GRAND FATHER CLOCK***

PLEASE VIEW THE PICS VERY CAREFULLY FOR MORE DETAIL AND THE GENERAL CONDITION; WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET! PLEASE VIEW OUR SHIPPING OPTIONS OR COLLECT IN CAPE TOWN AT NO CHARGE! WE CAN ALSO QUOTE ON A COURIER SERVICE (good rates) DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR. PLEASE NOTE THAT PROPS ARE NOT INCLUDED UNLESS SPECIFICALLY STATED AND ARE FOR VISUAL EFFECT ONLY.

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