SMALL ENGLISH ROSEWOOD FOUR-GLASS CLOCKPrice: £2250
Stock No. 5168/k
Muston & Gath, LONDON & BRISTOL: a very pretty and fine quality early 19th century William IV period rosewood FOUR-GLASS CLOCK in perfect working order. The finely figured rosewood case is surmounted by a cast brass carrying handle which retains some of its original gilding, whilst to the sides are thick bevelled glass panels which allow the movement to be fully viewed. The high quality eight-day fusee movement features its original fine precision pendulum with retaining screw for use when it is carried.
The good 3.75-inch silvered dial with engraved roman numerals is also engraved with the makers: Muston & Gath of London & Bristol.** Complete with working case key (for both front and rear doors) and pretty winding key (which may be original). 8.5ins (22cms) high.
** Muston & Gath are recorded working in Bristol 1796-1844 (Britten’s Old Clocks and Watches). It would appear that Charles Muston (Snr) had two sons, Charles and George, both clockmakers and it was George who formed a partnership with Thomas Gath (I) of Bristol circa 1830.