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An ebonised table clock, Thomas Wightman, London, circa 1740
7-inch dial with oriental mask and leaf spandrels, matted centre with calendar and mock pendulum apertures, signed Tho:Wightman, London on a silvered boss in the arch, the two train bell striking fusee movement with six knopped pillars and verge escapement, the backplate engraved with leaf scrolls around a basket of fruit, the inverted bell top case with brass carrying handle, wood frets to the doors and shaped apron to the base
50cm 19¾in. high
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Thomas Wightman was apprenticed in 1692 and Free of the Clockmakers' Company from 1701; he worked in Lombard Street and became Master in 1737; he is recorded working until 1745 when it is presumed he died.

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