Mantel and Table Clocks

Skeleton quarters striking table clock in the cathedral “York Minster” form

    Skeleton quarters striking table clock in the cathedral “York Minster” form

    Great Britain

    Circa 1880

    W. F. Evans & Son

    Metal, wood, brass, marble; casting, mechanical works, silvering

    Height 60 cm


    Skeleton clock in cast brass casing comprised of two sections. The sections  are connected by horizontal rods, in the form of St. Peter's Basilica in York the Western facade, better known as the “York Minster” are mounted on  light gray marble oval base, on four round supports. The chime mechanism -  carillon with eight bells, eight hammers and pinned cylinder is mounted above the dial between towers with six pinnacles. Silvered openwork ring dial with Roman numerals for designating hours and minutes, two blued steel hands and three rods for winding the clockwork, strike  and chime. The clock mechanism is pendulum with wooden rod on the adjustable suspender, the pendulum lens in the form of grey color cylinder.  Movement with lever escapement,  24-hour winding reserve, three spring motors, three fusees, hour hammer striking on a spiral gong that is mounted on free-standing rack and quarters chime on carillon. The clock is housed in glass case with golden color metal ribs and three apertures with decorative bolsters on the front side. A key with long stem permitting winding the spring motors through apertures in the case is in the set.