This 18th century Chinoiserie style working grandfather clock was first produced for the reception of the Featherstone Hall Hotel (as a non working model) ten years ago, but over time has evolved to become a working clock.
It has hand carved baroque pelmet, and detailing with hand painted gold Chinese scenes on the front and side panels – are straight off a Willow pattern plate! It also features a glass lined window in the case to show a pendulum and weights suspended by chains.
First appearing in the 17th century, the Chinoiserie style was popularized by royalty and the upper classes in the 18th century due to the rise in trade with China and East Asia, the popularity of tea drinking and a fascination with the exotic with the Prince Regent and his Brighton Pavillion a perfect example.
The clock works like a wrist watch mechanism and comes with battery installed. Should the battery need changing the clock face pushes out from the back.
Measurements: 50mm wide x 185mm high x 25mm deep