Important & rare Sedan Clock by Joseph Glenny, London No.371 C.1810.
The engine turned brass case enclosing a 30 hour chain driven verge movement of sublime quality, with finned cannon barrel pillars, holding canted rectangular plates. The unusual stepped bridge cock with very fine engraving & large end-stone, blued screws with further engraving under the balance wheel. The back plate with the makers name ’Joseph Glenny’ & numbered 371. With fast/slow, all finely engraved.
Joseph Glenny 1784 – 1826 had two sons, George & Joseph, both apprenticed to him along with Isaac Cooper and
This sedan could have been made by Joseph senior or junior, my assumption is that they specialised in watch cases, hence the more unusual engine turned brass case, rather than turned mahogany. Sedan clocks are becoming increasingly rare these days, finding one in an unaltered case and original sedan movement is exceptional. However, this one goes one step further by having a dial that I have never seen before in a sedan. A hand painted country scene with a church, river & bridges. The clock on the tower being the actual working dial with very fine beetle & poker hands.
Diameter of whole clock 13.5cm, diameter of painted dial 11cm, diameter of clock dial 2.9cm, depth 4cm.
The movement has been fully overhauled & is running very well.