Carriage Clocks

Strut timepiece, T.Cole for C.F.Hancock

120mm x 76mm x 16mm

A fine gilt, Strut timepiece signed C.F.Hancock of 39 Bruton Street, London. This type of Strut clock can be attributed to Thomas Cole who made for Hancock. The original and fine fleur-de-lys hands and finely engraved dial with the basket of plenty below the six. Rear wound with a key, a 30hr jeweled lever movement contained within the gilt case and stand. Thomas Cole was born in Somerset in 1800 and by 1838 had moved to London and started producing fine clocks of his own design by 1845 and in 1851 he stood at the Great Exhibition. This strut timepiece is numbered 660 / 30. A very attractive, rare piece and very collectable.

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