Designed by George Walton(1867-1933) this clock is archetypical of Arts and Crafts design. George Walton was influenced by William Morris, and worked alongside Mackintosh, fellow alumnus of the Glasgow School. He designed this clock for Goodyers of Regent Street, London.
Goodyer is recognised as a significant figure in the Arts and Crafts movement. A former partner in the firm of Liberty’s, he founded his Aesthetic Gallery at 55 Bond Street in 1889, which specialized in ‘English silks, cashmeres, velveteens, fans, cushions, handkerchiefs, table covers, and other dainty manufactures’, and numbered Voysey among its suppliers.
The delicate copper case has a riveted flat top, domed in the centre. The clock dial is framed with a typically-styled Arts & Crafts tree, the polished form in relief to the hammered background. Eight riveted columns raise the case by around two inches, each finished in a leaf. In the spaces between, the case has stylised blue-enamel topped trees.
The back door of the clock is stamped GOODYERS, REGENT STREET, LONDON W.
The French drum clock movement retains its original lever platform escapement, and is rear-wound, with a duration of 8 days. It is yet to be overhauled, but will be sold fully serviced, with a 3-year guarantee.
The 3 1/4-inch white enamel convex dial is in perfect original condition.
Height: 8 1/2 inches (21cms)
Width: 13 inches (33.5cms)
Depth: 4 1/4 inches (11cms)
We also have a silver-plated clock of similar design.