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A silvered-brass mounted ebonised musical automaton table clock, John Ward, London, circa 1780
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A silvered-brass mounted ebonised musical automaton table clock, John Ward, London, circa 1780
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A silvered-brass mounted ebonised musical automaton table clock, John Ward, London, circa 1780
7-inch shaped dial with painted floral spandrels and signed John Ward, Fore Street, London, subsidiary strike/silent and tune selection dials, the arch painted with a blacksmith forge and shoeing automaton scene acutated by the pendulum, the seven pillar three train fusee movement with verge escapement, trip repeat striking on a bell and playing one of six tunes at the hour or at will on a nest of eleven bells, the backplate engraved with foliate scrolls, the case with domed temple surmount, urn finials, floral terms to the canted corners, side handles and scroll feet
75cm. 29½in. high
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Catalogue Note

John Ward, son of John, a Freeman of the Musicians' Company, became Free of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers by patrimony in 1772 and was Master in 1797. Working at 9 Fore Street near London Wall, he is known for having made musical clocks and watches.

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