A Large Victorian Gilt-Bronze Giant Carriage Clock
A Large Victorian Gilt-Bronze Giant Carriage Clock, By James Murray, Cornhill, The case of excellent proportions with an acanthus cast and turned loop...
DimensionsHeight: 40 cm (16 in)
Width: 24 cm (10 in)
Depth: 18 cm (8 in)
A Large Victorian Gilt-Bronze Giant Carriage Clock, By James Murray, Cornhill,
The case of excellent proportions with an acanthus cast and turned loop handle and repeat button to the top besides a large bevelled glass escapement viewing aperture. Bevelled glasses to the front, sides and the rear door. The dial engraved overall with fine tight floral and foliate engraving, painted Roman chapter ring with blued steel hands. Twin chain fusees movement strikes hour on gong. Lever Platform escapement with split bi-metallic balance.
In wooden carry case.
England, Circa 1840.
The dial signed ‘No. 271, James Murray, LONDON; the movement engraved 'James Murray, Cornhill, LONDON’.
James Murray (1780-1847) was a fine chronometer maker, born in Moffat, Scotland. He became a Liveryman of the Clockmakers’ Company in 1817 and went into business with Charles Strachan in 1816-1825. After Murray’s death the firm was continued by his sons James and John. The business is recorded in London at 30 Cornhill (1840-1865) and 1 Royal Exchange (1872-1900). James, the younger, afterwards went to India in 1883 where he established a successful business at 11 Dalhousie Square, Calcutta where he died in 1892.