JONATHAN STORR, York, c1785

A good George III tavern clock in a fine state of preservation.  The case of standard size has a round white dial with an ebonised and gilt decorated outer molding.  The original brass hands with  heart-shaped tips have an internal counter-poise to the minute.  The trunk is decorated in a Chinoiserie design with the makers scrolled signature in gilt above the doors and between the decorated ears.

The high quality movement has an anchor escapement and a seconds beating pendulum.

Jonathan Storr was the son of Marmeduke Storr, an eminent London maker.  Jonathan is recorded as being born in 1739 and, like his father, he made both clocks and watches.  He is recorded as dying in 1795.

Clockmaker: JONATHAN STORR, York
Circa: 1785
Stock Number: 3256
Height: 60 inches (152 cm.)