William Sinclair Manson

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Scottish Antiques-Collectables.(Chinoiserie)

A rare Green Chinoiserie Eight Day Longcase Clock, signed Robert Clidsdale, a highly collected renown Scottish clockmaker of the 18th century. Edinburgh, circa 1760, pagoda pediment, glazed side panels, case with Oriental scenes depicting figures, pagodas, boats and floral gilt decoration throughout, 11-3/4-inch arch brass dial with a silvered chapter ring, seconds dial and date aperture, arch with a silvered disc signed, strike/silent selection above 12, four pillar movement with an anchor escapement and rack striking on a bell, 231cm high.

Case with green painted surfaces slightly flaking in parts, (now touched in) painted surfaces are rubbed in parts,  case very good, dial is dirty, minute hand with signs of damage and has been later repaired. Overall working and in good condition. A very desirable clock from a very collectable and prominent Scottish clockmakers (Robt Clidsdale) Edinburgh.

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