British/Canadian Eight Day Mantel Timepiece in Mahogany and Cut-Brass Case


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British/Canadian Eight Day Mantel Timepiece in Mahogany and Cut-Brass Case
British/Canadian Eight Day Mantel Timepiece in Mahogany and Cut-Brass Case
British/Canadian Eight Day Mantel Timepiece in Mahogany and Cut-Brass Case
British/Canadian Eight Day Mantel Timepiece in Mahogany and Cut-Brass Case
British/Canadian Eight Day Mantel Timepiece in Mahogany and Cut-Brass Case
British/Canadian Eight Day Mantel Timepiece in Mahogany and Cut-Brass Case
British/Canadian Eight Day Mantel Timepiece in Mahogany and Cut-Brass Case
British/Canadian Eight Day Mantel Timepiece in Mahogany and Cut-Brass Case
British/Canadian Eight Day Mantel Timepiece in Mahogany and Cut-Brass Case
British/Canadian Eight Day Mantel Timepiece in Mahogany and Cut-Brass Case

This has a fusee movement and is signed both on the dial and on the mechanism "Savage and Son London". George Savage (1767-1845), Huddersfield and London, was a famous and accomplished maker who emigrated to Canada in 1818. George's son, also named George, stayed in London and together they operated an export/import business which retailed some of the best English work at their shop in Montreal. Although we would defer to a specialist, it seems to us that the mechanism is London-made, whilst the painted dial and case are of Canadian origin. The blued steel hands are original. . Although very Regency in style with the cut brass inlay and Gothic case it may be as late as the 1840s as the style persisted longer in Canada than in England. This is a highly collectible clock.

For a fuller discussion of George Savage and his work, see "Early Canadian Timekeepers" by Jane Varkaris and James E Connell.
  

In working order, minor veneer losses to case and minor paint chips to dial.
Last 4 photos shows age related issues.

Width 11.25"

Depth 7"

Height 19.75"

D2271


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