302 Gregg Longcase Hood

302 Gregg Longcase Detail

Ref. No. 302


Maker

Richard Gregg of London

Date

circa 1740

Wood

Walnut

Height

7' 11" (238cm)

Dial Style

Arched brass

Movement

Eight-day

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An impressive London walnut clock. This style of case was high fashion in London at the time, with an arched door and characteristic double-plinth base. It houses a top-quality clock with the rare feature of a rotating disc bearing the names of the weekdays and showing the classical god associated with each day.

This clock's tall and imposing case is of walnut veneered on to an oak base; it is well-made and very heavy. The movement has an 8-day duration, strikes the hours on a bell and has this interesting and rare display in the arch of the day of the week and the classical god associated with each day. This information is on an engraved disc which is driven by a series of toothed wheels from the hour wheel of the clock.

Richard Gregg was a well-known London clockmaker from 1738 to 1758. He became Watchmaker to the King (George II) and was Keeper of the Palace clocks so was obviously highly regarded amongst the aristocracy.

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