Massive oak elaborately carved figural tall case clock. 11′ 10″ h x 50″ w x 35″ d. Base with pair of 32″ carved putti, central figural medallion of Sir William Whittington, and date of 1793, supporting a waist door with a 4′ figural carving of young Dick Whittington flanked by carvings of cat and mice, Father Time, Lady Justice. Wall panels of musical instruments including violins, horns and cello. Surmounted with a figural carved bonnet flanked with twin putti and carved pediment bust of Sir Richard Whittington. Encasing an eight day moon phase dial, calendar, day and date dials, 2 chime selection and 7 musical tunes, nest of 12 bells and nest of 8, coil spring chime. Signed on face plate Joshua Hampson fecit 1743 inscribed “Turn again Whittington Thrice Lord Mayor of London”. Provenance: Elkins Family, Elkins Park, PA.
Monumental Richard Whittington Grandfather Clock. Approx.12 feet high. Heavily carved oak case with 3 ft. tall putti at the base, around a central medallion of Sir William Whittington Knight, under the date 1793, the main door has a 4 ft. carving of a young Whittington with his cat chasing mice at his feet, father time & lady justice on either side, back panel has musical instruments, the bonnet with full standing winged angels and a carved 3 dimensional bust of Whittington at the crest. Massive dial has a lg. silvered chapter ring with applied Arabic hour numbers, fancy pierced hands sub-dials for Whittington/Cambridge chime on 8 bells, sub-dial with 7 songs on 12 bells, moon phase and 3 lower sub-calendar dials surrounded in pierced gilt brass filigree. The movement has large brass plates with engraved swirling leaf designs, deadbeat escapement and runs on 4 large figural painted weights, one for the chime, one for the song/tune, one for time and calendar and one for the lg. cathedral gong; movement and dial are both signed, Joshua Hampson Fecit 1743. Approx.12 feet high x 52 in. wide x 34 in. deep.