Regency Clock Barometer by Ganthony of London, the case attributed to Gillows - Antique Barometers Archive

Regency Clock Barometer by Ganthony of London, the case attributed to Gillows

111cm high, 9cm deep, 36cm wide | Circa 1830

A good and very rare clock barometer by Ganthony of London, the 12” diameter barometer dial is surrounded by well carved acanthus leaves, supporting the ebonised harewood scrolls and architectural pediment of the clock movement, further carved scrolls boarder the thermometer box and support the turned ivory finials, the reeded design of the finials reflected in the barometer set screw, rising to the hygrometer, again encompassed by ebonised harewood before terminating in a deeply carved shell.

The quality of the case and in particular the design and depth of the carved shell attributes the case to the London workshops of Gillows. Designs of Gillows shell back chairs closely resemble the shell to this barometer case.

Richard Pinfold Ganthony is listed in “ Barometers Makers and Retailers 1660-1900 by Edwin Banfield: as a clock and chronometer maker at 63 Chespside London between 1821 to 1845, he is considered as a good and important maker of his day, the single fusee movement with a neat mechanism to start the clock from the front using the barometer set key is a unique feature, the movement of 8 day duration with silk suspension and “Brocot” time keeping pendulum adjustment, faced by a white enamel dial. The clock movement fully serviced and guaranteed, the barometer re-tubed and calibrated.

FS2295

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