19th Century Black Chinoiserie Break Arch Mantel Clock
Height 12.5 inches, width 9.25 inches, depth 5 inches
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A relatively large and rare gold cased Chinoiserie break arch clock in the Regency style by John Bennett, Cheapside, London, circa 1860.
The case allover decorated with Chinoiserie scenes in relief including figures in the garden with Pagodas and trees, on brass bun feet.
The silvered face with Roman numerals and inscribed 'John Bennett, 65 & 64 Cheapside, London'.
The two train movement strikes the hours and half hours on a coiled gong.
Sir John Bennett (15 October 1814 – 3 July 1897) FRAS was an eminent clockmaker and watchmaker. In 1846 he established his own business as a watchmaker at 65 Cheapside, in the City of London. Bennett was a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, watch maker to the Queen and clock maker to the Royal Observatory.