A Rare English Tin-Glaze Circular Delft Clock Face, Mid-To-Late 18th Century
A splendid sculptural form, clock dials in delftware are rare.
Highly skilful decoration with ornamental tri-lobes based on natural history, with Arabesque numerals.
There are two small vertical holes, one above and one below the hour-hand hole, pierced in the soft clay before firing, for 24 hour winding. The central large hole for hour and minute hands.
These beautiful clock faces were only in production for a few years when metal faces took over as fashions and technology advanced.
9” x 0.5” O/A approx.
Very good condition, professional restoration to left side chip and only minor wear commensurate with age and use.
Ref Number: 321070A
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