Rule Britannia Grandmother Clock
Rule Britannia Grandmother Clock c,1930
Grandmother clock standing on a raised, moulded plinth resting on four pad feet. Decorated on a cream ground with the Union Jack to the trunk door with gilded canted corners. Twin Union Jack flags to the base within a gilded rectangle with further unfurled Union Jack flags to each side.
The trunk door opening to the cross of Saint George on a white ground. The hood with ‘barley twist’ quarter pillars decorated in red, white and blue, the hood door also decorated with two flowing Union Jacks to the upper quadrants.
Silvered dial with gilded spandrels, Roman numerals, original hands and a silvered engraved boss to the arch signed ‘Tempus Fugit’.
Eight day movement with quarter Westminster chimes on eight gong rods with long pendulum and cylindrical brass bob. C.1930
The case of the unique looking small Longcase clock was most probably decorated later, probably c.1945 to commemorate the end of World War 2.