A Chippendale period mahogany longcase clock by Jonathan Blake Fulham, the pagoda shaped top flanked by brass ball and spire finials and a central sound fret, the arched top door flanked with fluted columns and brass stop fluting all above a long arched top well figured trunk door, the well figured base raised on shaped bracket feet united by a conforming apron, The two train, hour striking, 8-day movement with strike/silent to the arch, a subsidiary seconds dial, a calendar aperture above the VI, matted dial centre, an engraved crescent plaque with the makers name “Jon:n Blake Fulham” and ormolu Rococo dolphin spandrels.
Lit: G H Baillie “Watchmakers and Clockmakers of the World” lists Blake, Jonathan, Fulham as working from 1758 to 1808.
F J Britten “Old Clocks & Watches and their makers” lists Blake, Jonathan, Fulham recorded as making a watch in 1784. See page 614, fig 836 for this model of clock.
Both these entries support the date of the clock to Circa 1765-1770
Height: 91.25”, 232 cm