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Bullock, London

A rare George III month going longcase regulator of small proportions. Circa 1780

Case

Highly figured flame mahogany with moulded bolection door frame to the hood with stop fluted, reeded and canted corners. Long trunk door, raised panel to the base on a double plinth with pad feet.

Dial

10 inch square one piece silvered dial signed Jas. Bullock London. Blued steel hands.

Movement

The substantial month going movement with six pillars, dead beat escapement and Harrison’s maintaining power. Rare original zinc and steel gridiron pendulum rod with substantial lenticular bob and calibrated rating nut.

Height 5ft 7 ins (170 cm)

James Bullock is an important maker, known to have been at 72 Leather Lane in 1779. Mostly supplying leading makers of the day; George Grahams succrs, Barkley & Colley, Mudge, Dutton and Vulliamy. The British Museum have in their collection a James Bullock box chronometer with lever escapement. This is one of the very first detached lever clocks made after Thomas Mudge, predating the series of watches by Josiah Emery.

£85,000