James Mylne – Montrose
An excellent Scottish oak longcase clock with Strike/Silent feature to the arch.
The 8 day duration movement striking the hours on a bell and with a 12″ arched brass dial displaying a matted centre with sunken seconds featuring two sets of initials and a date of 1767, a date aperture and blued steel hands. The arch with a silvered brass roundel showing the makers name and also incorporating a Strike/Silent facility. The plain oak case of good colour with a long trunk door, brass escutcheon and a plain base with bracket feet. The hood with oak pillars topped with brass Doric capitals, inspection windows to both sides and a swan neck top inlaid with satinwood panels, roundels to the paterea and an oval inlay just below the brass eagle finial.
Note: James Mylne is listed as working in Montrose from 1740 onwards. This clock features the very rare feature of initials engraved to the centre of the seconds dial. There is also a date of 1767. This is almost certainly the date of a marriage and this clock was perhaps a wedding present.
Price: £7250.00 / Height: 7’1″ / C.1767