Long-case Clocks

Longcase hour striking clock with calendar

    Longcase hour striking clock with calendar

    Great Britain, London

    Circa 1725

    James Hubert

    Steel, brass, wood, glass; mechanical work, carpentry, silvering, polishing

    Height 236 cm

    On the clock face: “James Hubert”


    Long-case clock in vertical walnut case. The case is divided  vertically into three tiers. The bottom tier is  rectangular base on a stepped socle with low round feet. Narrow middle part with arched paneled door closing weights and pendulum. Clockwork and musical movement are mounted in the upper expanded part of the case with arched pediment and profile cover. Acoustic windows with openwork wooden lattices covered with fabric are on the lateral sides. The same lattices adorn the the roof and pediment. Thin columns with metal bases and capitals are on facade right and left sides. Brass clockface is behind the arched glazed door. Silvered  ring dial with black Roman numerals designating hours and minutes' scale with Arabic numerals is in the center. Openwork blued hour and minute hands. Small ring dial with blued central hand and Arabic numerals, marking every fivth division, is beneath the 12 o'clock mark. Inside the large ring, near 6 o'clock mark  is square aperture for the calendar. Three apertuгes for the crank are on the clock face. Oval nameplate with the maker's name and index sector window for the days of the week with the images of the zodiac signs surrounded by openwork casted plates with foliage curls and dolphins. Every quarter of an hour, a carillon of six bells chimes. The clockwork with pendulum lever escarpment,  eight-days power reserve and an hour bell strike. A handle for lifting weights and a door key are in the set.