A FINE ENGLISH FAUX TORTOISESHELL LACQUERED LONGCASE CLOCK WITH CHINOISERIE DECORATION
EIGHT – DAY MUSICAL LONG CASE CLOCK
BY WILLIAM HARRIS LONDON
Period: Ca 1770
Eight day going train with ‘anchor’ escapement. Striking train chimes full on the hour. Plays on 14 bells 2 melodies on reversible playrolls: Lilli burLero and She gott Money.
The trunk door decorated with classical chinoiserie of Chinese figures, buildings and flowers.
A similar example is to be found in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.